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How to get more from your bus journey

03 Jul 2017

We’re really excited about this year’s Catch the Bus Week, from the 3rd to the 9th of July, which is all about raising awareness and getting people to hop on the bus more often. Throughout the week there will be events, ticket giveaways and other activities happening all over the country – with many local authorities and passenger groups involved. 

Now in its fourth year, the campaign aims to be bigger and better than ever, and to achieve this we need Stagecoach’s many customers to get behind this great initiative. With this opportunity, we can help people out and about – to job interviews, to visit family, to get out and explore and help bring society together.  By getting the bus, everyone can travel safely, without hassle, and in comfort! 

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One of the great benefits of bus travel is that there’s loads of things you can do on board that you can’t do while driving, from Facetiming to TV-watching! Here are some of our favourite things to do on the bus…

Get Facetiming

Did you know that the average bus user spends an average of 6 hours a week on the bus? Over a year, that’s 312 hours or 18,720 minutes! 

Getting on the bus gives you a great chance to catch up with friends, and using the free wifi on many Stagecoach buses you can go beyond phone calls and catch up face-to-face
Over a year you could make 936 twenty-minute FaceTime calls!

Get watching

When you’ve been watching your favourite series all weekend, it can be hard to get out of the house on a Monday without thinking about it. Now, you don’t ever have to worry about missing out – the bus gives you the chance to watch what you like for your entire journey on your smart device. 

On the bus alone, you could watch up to 14 series a year, which is plenty of time to get through the greats like Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. The Monday blues will never feel the same again!

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Boost your IQ

In an age where we are always glued to our screens, a bus journey is the perfect time to relax and unwind with a good read. When taking the bus, you could keep yourself up to date with what’s going on in the world, and over the course of a year you could have read up to 8,550 newspaper articles.

Or, if you’d prefer to get lost in a book, then why not read one of the 52 that you could read! Or why not use your time on board learn a new language? With 312 hours to spend you could be well on your way to fluency in a year.

Now that you know all of the great things that you can do on the bus, what’s stopping you? Ditch the car and get out there! With all of that spare time on your hands, who knows what you can achieve!

Find out more about Catch the Bus Week