03 Dec 2014
Bus operator Stagecoach today (3 December 2014) announced the appointment of a new managing director for its West Scotland business.
Tom Bridge will take over from the current managing director Edward Hodgson on 1 February next year.
Stagecoach recently announced that Edward Hodgson has been promoted to a new post heading up the company’s megabus.com inter-city bus operations in the UK and mainland Europe.
Tom Bridge (38) joined Stagecoach’s highly respected graduate training programme in 1999 and has held several operational management roles with the company over the past 15 years.
He worked for Stagecoach in Newcastle, Oxford, Hastings, Canterbury and Herne Bay before being appointed Operations Director of Stagecoach South in August 2010.
Robert Montgomery, Managing Director buses and coaches UK and Europe, said: “I am delighted that Tom will be heading up our West Scotland company, which provides vital bus links for communities right across south-west Scotland.
Stagecoach West Scotland, which is a previous winner of UK Bus Operator of the Year, employs nearly 900 people across eight depots in south west Scotland.
Its operations cover Dumfries and Stranraer, throughout Ayrshire, and up to Greenock. The company also runs a network of express services into Glasgow.
More than 30 million passenger journeys are made on Stagecoach West Scotland’s fleet of around 370 buses every year.