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30 Jun 2014
Leading local bus company Stagecoach Manchester, has won an award recognising its commitment to green public transport in the North West.
Stagecoach Manchester was presented with the trophy for Environmental Improvement in Passenger Transport at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s North West Awards. The ceremony, which took place in Liverpool at the prestigious Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse, celebrated innovation and excellence in the logistics industry.
As winners of the North West awards, Stagecoach Manchester will now be included on the shortlist for the CILT national awards, held in London in the autumn.
Stagecoach Manchester, which was also a finalist in the Best Practice in Passenger Transport category, was commended for its commitment to delivering greener local services, increasing its hybrid fleet to 128 vehicles and reducing waste at its depots.
The award was judged by a panel of industry experts, chaired by Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell.
Commenting on the award win, Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester said: “We put our environmental credentials at the heart of our business because it’s important to customers and their communities, and continually work to improve these, encouraging passengers to choose greener transport options.
“This includes operating more electric hybrid buses than anywhere outside London, monitoring energy usage across our depots and recycling over 94 per cent of our waste.
“This award also recognises the hard work of all our staff to create a greener business and we are very proud of our achievements in this field.”