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01 Feb 2017


Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has bolstered its Liverpool management team with the appointment of a new operations director.


Alex Crane, has been promoted to the role internally, he previously held the position of operations manager at Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire.


Alex began his career with Stagecoach in 1998, starting as a trainee driver and progressed quickly, securing roles as a driving instructor and then inspector. After completing the Stagecoach staff development scheme, he secured his first managerial role and has subsequently held operations management roles in Aberdeen, Wigan and Gillmoss.


His new role is based in Stagecoach’s operating company of Merseyside and South Lancashire where he is responsible for overseeing operations across four depots with 1180 staff and 356 vehicles operating a mixture of local, urban and intercity work. Alex will work closely with stakeholders and with the ground-breaking Bus Alliance in Merseyside.


Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “We’re delighted to be promoting Alex to this pivotal role within the business. He is someone who has grown with the business from trainee level and proven himself time and time again as an exceptional manager.


“We’re delighted that he has decided to further his career with Stagecoach and offer our team the benefit of his expertise and the knowledge that he has accumulated over his years with us.”


Alex Crane said: “I’m pleased and proud to be taking the next step with Stagecoach, it is a fantastic business and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my journey with the company over the last 19 years. I’m looking forward to supporting Rob and working closely with our team to continue to drive the business forward and deliver great results.”