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700K new investment for chesterfield

04 Aug 2016

Stagecoach plugged into £700k investment in new buses for Chesterfield


A fleet of seven new buses have hit the roads in Chesterfield as part of a £700,000 investment by operator Stagecoach.


The E200 MMC single deckers will operate between Chesterfield and Clay Cross on Service 54 – one of Stagecoach’s most popular commuter routes.


In a first for Stagecoach buses in Chesterfield, the vehicles will provide passengers with free on-board USB charging points allowing customers to charge mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices while they travel.


The new buses also have free wifi, high back, two-tone leather seats and the very latest environmentally-friendly Euro 6 engines.


Service 54 operates via Hasland, Grassmoor and North Wingfield.


Matt Davies, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “The 54 is a popular commuter route, which has seen significant growth in recent years, so we are delighted to be able to introduce these industry-leading buses on this service as part of our commitment to continued investment.


“Many passengers use the service to travel to and from work. Electronic devices such as mobiles and tablets are an ever increasingly important part of this commuter journey so we hope customers will benefit from the USB charging points, as well as free wifi and the comfort of high back, leather seats.”


Stagecoach in Chesterfield operates an extensive network of local bus services and 100 per cent of its fleet is low-floor to provide easy access for wheelchair users and passengers with buggies.


Stagecoach in Chesterfield is part of Stagecoach Yorkshire, employing 1,177 staff and operating a fleet of 419 buses, which carry 46.5 million passengers 19.2 million miles annually.