26 May 2022
Stagecoach South East has marked the Queen’s 70th year on the throne with a special bus livery in honour of her majesty.
The company unveiled their Jubilee bus at its Hastings depot with Managing Director, Joel Mitchell, and Hastings community champion, Lord Brett McLean.
The livery, made up of royal purple and reflective silver paint, has a distinctive look in comparison to the other commemorative wraps seen across the country.
“Should the bus be spotted at night with light shining on it, the silver reflects.” says Anne Menzel, marketing manager for Stagecoach South East, who created the regal design.
The bus company has gone all out to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee, with two buses wrapped in the special livery. Both buses will be out in service, one in Kent and the other in East Sussex. Stagecoach staff have also been filling their depots with commemorative balloons, paper crowns and bunting in preparation for the double bank holiday weekend.
The Jubilee double-deckers hold great pride for Managing Director, Joel Mitchell, who said “It's so exciting to have these buses out on the roads as Jubilee fever kicks in.
“We’re witnessing this once in a lifetime event and we all feel incredibly lucky to play a part in these celebrations.”
Photo: Stagecoach South East’s Managing Director, Joel Mitchell with the jubilee bus at the company’s Hastings depot in St Leonards. Picture: Stagecoach South East