Stagecoach invest in new £97m fleet

Stagecoach invest in new £97m fleet

Perth based transport provider Stagecoach has announced plans for a new fleet of vehicles worth £97m.

£82m of new buses and coaches will be introduced in Stagecoach’s regional networks in England, Scotland and Wales, alongside £10m new buses for London and around £4.5m spent on coaches for the groups Megabus operations.

Most of the vehicles will be built in the UK, helping to support hundreds of British manufacturing jobs and smaller businesses in the supply chain who produce key components for the buses.

All of the new vehicles meet Euro 6 emissions standards.

Highlights of the latest investment are almost 280 low-floor double-decker vehicles to go into service across the UK, alongside almost 100 single decker and midi vehicles and 14 coaches for UK Bus express service, as well as 13 new coaches for megabus.com and 36 minibuses for local regional companies.

Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths said: “Everything we do is about making travel even better for our customers.

“We are investing in state-of-the-art, cleaner, greener vehicles, digital technology and smart ticketing to raise the bar and deliver an even higher standard of service.

“These latest vehicle orders are an important part of our strategy to encourage even more people to take the bus.”