12 Jun 2019
Major investment by Stagecoach and Clean Air Day event for greener bus launch
Stagecoach East Midlands are unveiling their £5.7million investment in new buses for Hull at a special event in the city.
The company will be launching the new state-of-the-art fleet of 31 vehicles at an event in Hull town centre on Thursday June 20 and raising awareness of air pollution on Clean Air Day 2019.
Clean Air Day aims to raise awareness of air pollution and promote ways people can choose cleaner and more environmentally-friendly travel and lifestyle options to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions.
The event starts at 10am and runs to 3pm, it will offer a host of activities for people of all ages to get involved with, including a wheel of fortune, buzzer game and a Clean Air quiz for a chance to win prizes.
Visitors will be able to get a sneak preview of the new environmentally-friendly buses which will be hitting the roads in Hull this summer. The high-spec vehicles are fitted with Euro VI engines with low emissions and the latest start/stop technology as well as modern CCTV equipment and a new audio and visual ‘next stop’ announcement feature.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “This is a major investment in new, environmentally-friendly buses for customers in and around Hull. We want to support a low carbon future and give commuters, shoppers, families and students a fantastic travelling experience.
“We are proud to be supporting Clean Air Day, raising awareness of air pollution and the simple changes people can make to help tackle it. This is a real issue which threatens our health as well as our planet and it is everyone’s responsibility to do their bit.
“We encourage people to come to the event and learn about the benefits of travelling by bus. The latest Euro VI diesel buses are incredibly clean and produce fewer emissions overall than a Euro VI diesel car, and ten times fewer on a per passenger basis.”
Leading up to the event, Stagecoach East Midlands will also be giving away 1000 free bus tickets to promote the environmental benefits of bus travel and encourage people to reduce carbon emissions by leaving their cars at home and catching the bus instead.
This follows an investment of £1.25 million last year in contactless payment systems, making purchases available to all and on-bus transactions quicker and easier than ever. They also use a telematic system, which enables Stagecoach to monitor its vehicles in real time to improve fuel economy and provide a smooth, safe and comfortable journey for its customers.
To support Clean Air Day and claim your free Stagecoach East Midlands bus ticket, go to www.stagecoachbus.com/cleanairday
To find out more about Clean Air Day https://www.cleanairday.org.uk