Coronavirus Update Close

In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.

Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales, please wear a face covering, if you can.

The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page


Stagecoach Manchester Celebrates The Year of the Monkey

05 Feb 2016

Stagecoach Manchester will enter the Chinese New Year in style after an employee created a unique oriental themed design which has decorated one of the firm’s buses.  

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, depot inspector, Edmond Fan, who has worked at Stagecoach Manchester since 2010, designed the artwork in his spare time after an impromptu conversation about the Chinese New Year with his colleagues.

The bus will serve routes in South and East Manchester for the next 12 months and will carry many passengers who are coming into the city over the next few days to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles, said: “On a day-to-day basis our staff continually go above and beyond their regular duty; Edmond has done that and shown a great deal of enthusiasm and imagination to create this design. It’s great to see Edmond’s design brought to life and for us to reward his creative efforts as well as joining in the celebrations of our Chinese community. 

“On behalf of the Stagecoach Manchester team, we’d like to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year.”  

Edmond Fan, creator of the design, said: “I’ve always had an interest in art and design but it’s never been a serious hobby. When I initially came up with the idea to celebrate the Chinese New Year, I didn’t ever think my design would be used on one of our buses. I look forward to seeing the bus in service over the coming months.”