Stagecoach Manchester has unveiled five new buses to serve the Stockport area, taking its spending figures on new buses, facilities and services to over £9.7 million since January 2015.
The latest additions to the fleet are five Alexander Dennis Enviro200 single-decker buses, each fitted with contactless payment technology and complimentary WiFi for all passengers.
The investment in new buses follows Stagecoach sponsoring local football team, Brinnington United, as it continues to invest in community projects across the area. The new sponsorship has paved the way for the club to get new home and away kits as they continue their league campaign in the Stockport District Sunday League.
Stagecoach Manchester’s investment in Stockport means over 110 new buses have been introduced in Greater Manchester in the last three years, each with the latest Euro 6 emission standard engines to lessen the impact public transport has on the local environment.
Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “At Stagecoach Manchester we care for the local community and see ourselves as a business which plays an integral part in local people’s daily lives. Working together with Brinnington United has been a pleasure and it’s great to see the team wearing the kit with pride.
“Our new and improved buses will allow people to travel for work or leisure in a more comfortable and practical environment and these new buses can carry more passengers. The investment follows significant strides in technology that we have made, particularly with our live ticketing app and contactless payments, to improve the ease of bus travel for commuters.”
Phil Palmer, Brinnington United, said: “We’re so thankful for this generous gesture from Stagecoach, it’s really great to see the company giving back to a community who are frequent users of the service. A massive thank you from myself and all the lads associated with Brinnington United.”