WATCH: Giant robot entertains youngsters at bus launch

Towering Titan the robot was on hand today to help launch new buses which will be used on a route connecting a number of Northumberland towns.

The famous eight-foot robot was at Woodhorn Museum, in Ashington, earlier to launch Arriva's new MAX buses, which will be used on the X20 route connecting Alnwick, Amble, Widdrington and Ashington with Newcastle.

TITAN the robot helped launch the new Arriva X20 buses with children from St Aidan's RC School in Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman

TITAN the robot helped launch the new Arriva X20 buses with children from St Aidan's RC School in Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman

These state-of-the-art buses feature free on-board wifi, luxury, high-backed, leather-style seating and the very latest in journey planning technology for customers.

As can be seen in the video, by Gazette photographer Jane Coltman, Titan performed at the museum, followed by a visit to Wansbeck Primary School.

Nick Knox, area managing director for Arriva North East said: "We know that our passengers want quick, no-fuss links into the city centre and MAX does just that. We've already had great feedback about the free wifi and new interiors. As a company, we are always looking into new technologies and concepts in order to enhance the journey experience, so what better way to celebrate the launch of MAX than with a world-famous robot!"

The X20 route operates up to every 30 minutes between Newcastle and Ashington. For timetables and more information, visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east