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Stagecoach invests in new bus fleet

30 Jun 2016

NewStagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire is growing and upgrading its fleet of buses with a multi-million pound investment.

The £6.5 million investment bought the company32 new E400 double-decker vehicles for its Merseyside bus network. The brand new buses are highly sustainable meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions criteria and also feature free Wi-Fi, free USB charging points, leather seats and tinted windows. The fully-equipped buses will also include audio CCTV as a standard for passenger and driver safety.

18 of the new double-decker buses will be used across the 82 and 86 routes traveling through Liverpool, Wavertree, Aigburth and Garston.  While 14 buses will be used on the 14 route which travels through Liverpool, Anfield and Croxteth.

All the routes benefiting from the new fleet are part of the Merseyside Quality Bus Network, a network that allows passengers to purchase transferable day and week tickets on board, which are also valid for travel on Arriva buses on the same routes.

Elisabeth Tasker, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “We’re delighted to be upgrading and expanding our fleet of buses across Merseyside.  Our new eco-friendly fully-equipped buses will provide passengers with a great transport option, while also ensuring that we are operating a fleet that is environmentally sustainable and safe.

“All 32 of our new, high-spec vehicles will offer the best possible service and value for money for our passengers, who can sit back and relax on the new luxury fleet. The buses maximise customer comfort with large leather seats and specially tinted windows for temperature and light control, and include high-speed Wi-Fi and USB electronic charging points so our passengers can always stay connected for free, despite being on the move.

“We continuously strive to update and upgrade our buses so that customers can benefit from the very best, spacious and modern vehicles available and it's great to see this new fleet on the roads in Liverpool.”