Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has expanded its luxury brand bus fleet in Cheshire after a highly successful roll-out last year.
The company has added five additional Stagecoach gold buses to its Cheshire fleet following a £3m investment in 18 brand new gold buses in November.
From January 11, Stagecoach gold buses will also operate on bus number 5, between Chester train station and Huntington.
Each bus has been decorated with the famous Chester skyline and well-known local landmark, the Eastgate Clock.
All gold buses feature spacious legroom, comfortable e-leather seats and CCTV as standard. The buses also offer free Wi-Fi allowing passengers to stay connected while on the move. The highly-sustainable fleet runs off bio diesel and is powered by low emission engines.
Managing director for Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “With the addition of service number 5 to our already existing gold routes between Liverpool and Chester, we will be delivering a new level of quality for Cheshire passengers to take advantage of.
“These ‘next generation’ buses have already proven to be extremely popular with the local community, offering enhanced connectivity and comfort at an affordable price.”
Weekly tickets on gold routes cost £10 for adults and just £5 for young people travelling in Chester, the same as on regular Stagecoach buses. The number 5 runs Monday to Saturday, with up to four buses every hour during peak hours with evening services being hourly
The new look gold bus will be on display on January 16 from 10am until 2pm at Eastgate Street when people will be able to take a look inside the luxury bus and have a chance of winning a year’s free bus travel.