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03 Jun 2014
To celebrate the bus company’s annual Green Week, Stagecoach Manchester has teamed up with the Manchester Evening News to encourage people to share their top tips on things to do in the region.
The suggestions will be compiled into a bumper guide to appear online on manchestereveningnews.co.uk this Saturday, sharing the favourite haunts of MEN readers and offering advice on how to ditch the car and catch the bus instead.
The region’s leading local bus operator, Stagecoach Manchester, carries over 101 million passengers around the city every year – cutting down on the number of cars on the roads and keeping the city moving. By partnering with the MEN, Stagecoach Manchester is encouraging more people to use the bus to explore new places and make the most of their free time.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles said: “I’ve lived and worked in Manchester for 40 years and this is a great city, with lots of things to see and do. Operating over 700 buses across the region, our staff really get to know it well and we’re looking forward to hearing advice from our passengers on their favourite places to go.
“Our annual Green Week is a great opportunity for us to engage with our customers, and encourage more people to use our services when they travel around Greater Manchester.
“To get the ball rolling, I nominate Reddish Vale Country Park – one of my favourite places for a walk. You can get the 203 bus every ten minutes on Saturdays from Manchester city centre or from Stockport.”
With over 128 hybrid vehicles in the fleet, Stagecoach is proud to offer one of the greenest services in the country – helping to cut noise, pollution and congestion across Manchester’s roads.