23 Mar 2020
There is a lot more than meets the eye at our picturesque Devon depots.
The south west operation is one of the largest in the whole of the
Stagecoach Group; we operate 400 buses in total! Phew that’s a lot of buses!
We have had many strange things left on our buses over the years
including false teeth, a prosthetic leg, live crickets, and even a Kitchen Sink.
There really never is a dull moment on a Stagecoach South West bus.
Buses are a great way to keep Devon green! If you switched just
one car journey in 25, you can remove one billion car journeys from
our roads and result in a reduction of 2m tonnes of CO2! It feels great
to do your bit for the planet!
That’s right dog lovers, Stagecoach buses are the place to be! From
Poodles to Great Danes chances are we have carried them all. Don’t
forget your fury friends travel for free across our South West network.
We started our story back in 1919 as Devon General, operating until
1996 when Stagecoach South West was born. We have been the bread
and butter bus operator in Devon ever since, what an achievement!
That’s a lot of people we’ve safely driven from A to B.
Yes, you read that correctly – Gary the Rabbit. Famous in Torbay and
loved by children across the South West, Gary ventures far and wide
with his open top hopper crew. Gary has grown quite the ego with his
very own diary of events and wardrobe full of latest styles.
The stagecoach south west team are a charitable bunch, from sky
dives to coffee mornings, you name it they will do it to help a worthy
cause. This year we have challenged ourselves to beat that total so
watch this space.
You may be more familiar with popular pop/ rock band 1975 than the
year 1962 but that’s the year our longest serving member of staff entered
the doors of Stagecoach South West. He loves it so much he’s been here
ever since and we can’t get rid of him!