In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page
Our gas buses use biomethane gas as a source of fuel. They are part of Stagecoach’s continuing investment into a cleaner, greener environment. They’re smoother, more comfortable and quieter too.
In 2013, Sunderland launched our first fleet of gas buses. These gas buses are operating on services right now! Look out for them on routes 3, 13, 16 and 20.
The initial investment of £4 million was part funded by the Department of Transport’s Green Bus Fund. Stagecoach invested £2.5 million into new buses and over a million pounds on changing the infrastructure of our Sunderland depot – including a gas plant for the fuel supply.
There are now forty gas buses running in Sunderland and a total of £8 million has been invested into this project.
Our new biomethane gas buses in Wearside are Scania/ADL Enviro 300 single-deckers and are fitted with free Wi-Fi*.
Download timetables for our Sunderland gas buses on:
Following the successful introduction of the fleet of gas buses, Stagecoach North East has surveyed members of the public who use local buses.
Of the passengers who responded to the survey: