GREENER buses to transport visitors to and from Stonehenge have arrived.

The new fleet of buses, which will be operated by Tourist Coaches, will be powered by the latest in clean diesel technology.

According to English Heritage, the buses will reduce the impact on the historic landscape and provide a more comfortable ride for visitors.

Jennifer Davies, head of operations at Stonehenge, said: “We are really excited to be taking delivery of our new greener buses. They’re better for the environment and more fuel efficient than the old buses.

“The great news for us and our visitors is that as each vehicle can carry more people than our old buses, which means less time to wait on busy days before your journey to the stones begins.”

To mark the launch six local schools have been given the chance to name each of the new buses, with the winning classes being given the opportunity to be picked up in their named bus for a day at the 5,000-year-old stone circle

Ms Davies added: “We can’t wait to hear the names that the school children have come up with and we’re looking to welcoming our first visitors on board.”