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23 Nov 2020
Pictured: (L-R) Oxford Tube coach driver; Gavin Francis, Stagecoach Oxfordshire Managing Director; Chris Coleman and Oxford Tube Manager; Rob Hough.
Passengers on the Oxford Tube are set to enjoy the latest in passenger comfort and convenience as the wheels are due to start turning on Stagecoach’s £13 million investment into new coaches on the Oxford Tube.
The first two coaches will start carrying customers from Saturday 28th November with the entire fleet being replaced by early 2021.
On board features include at seat wireless and USB charging, reading lights, free wifi, foot rests and 3 point seats belts. In addition, the coaches will have the leanest diesel Euro 6 engines which limit exhaust emissions and 5 of the 34 coaches are fitted with solar panel systems to provide clean solar energy to power all on-board electrical equipment.
Chris Coleman, Managing Director at Stagecoach in Oxfordshire said: “This year has been extremely challenging and so it is great to end it on a high with the introduction of our new Oxford Tube fleet.
The Oxford Tube is currently running to an emergency timetable following the introduction of a second lockdown. Passengers are advised to check the online at www.oxfordtube.com or on the Oxford Tube mobile ticket app before travelling for the latest timetable information.
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