A FAMOUS robot has launched a new fleet of buses.

Titan the Robot was in Durham Market Place to promote the new MAX buses, which have free wifi on board and luxury high backed leather style seats.

The X12 buses will serve Durham, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Newcastle.

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.”