Stagecoach Manchester Wins Large Bus Operator of the Year

Environmental campaigns, cleanliness and community involvement clinches award

Enviro 400 Stagecoach Manchester, MX12 LWL
Number One in South Manchester and now, Number One in the United Kingdom, following their success at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham at this year’s Route One Operator Excellence Awards ceremony.

Last Wednesday, Stagecoach Manchester was named Large Bus Operator of the Year at the Route One Operator Excellence Awards, which took place at The Hilton Hotel in Birmingham. It triumphed over competition from across the country to win the coveted prize, which recognises its dedication to offering passengers the best possible service, in terms of reliability, value, frequency and cleanliness.

It was acknowledged for its environmental commitments, such as reducing carbon emissions, recycling waste and its internal programmes. The latter engages and encourages staff to support Stagecoach’s wider environmental initiatives. Six other companies with 101 vehicles or more were nominated for the award, with Stagecoach Manchester selected by a panel of judges, comprising of experienced industry experts.

Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, said: “To be recognised by our peers is a reflection of everyone’s hard work and dedication. We strive to ensure that our passengers receive the best possible service, which includes offering a greener, cleaner journey.

“The hard work of individuals at Stagecoach Manchester has also been recognised at the awards, with engineering director, Peter Sumner, being nominated in the Bus Engineer of the Year category at the awards.

“We look forward to continuing our success in 2013 and further improving our service offering, which includes launching 40 more eco-friendly hybrid buses.”

S.V., 09 November 2012.


4 thoughts on “Stagecoach Manchester Wins Large Bus Operator of the Year

Add yours

    1. Hi Harry,

      One wonders, given the West Coast Main Line franchising fiasco and some divestment in North Devon and Wigan. There seems to be mixed messages about FirstGroup: the good side with Transpennine Express and on the bad side with the WCML and public’s image.

      Perhaps the company owned by a man who wore a rabbit suit on a Magicbus AEC Routemaster in Glasgow (collecting fares!), on Deregulation Day may have the last laugh. We are in the midst of such interesting times, either at Perth or Aberdeen – and definitely in Greater Manchester of course.

      Bye for now,



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: