Passengers get Musical Surprise on New Bus Launch

19 Sep 2016

Stagecoach Manchester passengers were pleasantly surprised today as a musical flash mob provided lively and unexpected entertainment for people travelling on the new 24 service.

To celebrate the launch of the new 24 service, which travels from Stockport to Salford’s MediaCity UK,   Stagecoach Manchester provided passengers with a free hot breakfast and secretly staged the impromptu musical performance with the help of MediaCity’s Oasis Academy.

As passengers embarked on their morning commute, students from Oasis Academy burst into performances of Bon Jovi’s, Living On A Prayer, and Iggy Pop’s, The Passenger. 

The students also performed the rock medley on the MediaCity Piazza to provide a show for people arriving for work.

The new 24 route will transport passengers from Stockport to Salford Quays, stopping at Didsbury, Chorlton and Stretford, providing affordable, comfortable and stress-free travel for commuters and students to the area. 

The service will run up to every 30 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, with an hourly service on Sundays. The route will be served by a new fleet of buses, each fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi and the latest Euro 6 engines to decrease the environmental impact of public transport. 

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles, said: “We invested in the new 24 route as we know there is demand for an affordable and reliable mode of transport for people travelling to MediaCity and the surrounding areas.

“With Salford experiencing so much growth over the last few years and MediaCity operating as a key creative hub for the region, it was a no brainer to add this route to our schedule and expand on our current services.”

Hannah Kirkman, music teacher at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, said: “The students really enjoyed putting on a performance for Stagecoach passengers this morning. We seemed to surprise quite a few people but everyone bought into it. The students demonstrated great enthusiasm and really loved the experience!” 
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