Schoolchildren Select Stagecoach Sobriquet

Manchester schoolchildren set to choose name for one of 29 new double deckers

To celebrate Stagecoach Manchester’s annual Green Week, local primary school children have been given the chance to name one of its 29 new double-decker buses with the latest clean, green engines.

Greater Manchester’s largest bus operator has invested more than £5 million in the new buses which went into operation late last year. The Euro 6 buses have been designed to significantly reduce the level of carbon emissions and also provide increased capacity and upgraded levels of safety and comfort.

The pupil who comes up with the winning name will earn their school a £200 cash prize. Second and third placed students will receive a cash prize of £50 for their schools. All three winning pupils will receive a £20 High Street voucher and the newly named bus will make a special visit to the winner’s school.

Children have been asked to name one of the buses, which will predominantly serve routes 85 and 86, after a favourite Mancunian idol, a Manchester landmark or something special about the city, although the choices are unrestricted.

Stagecoach’s annual Green Week – this year with the theme of Getting Greener Together – aims to raise awareness of environmental issues among staff and passengers.

Stagecoach Manchester operations director, Matt Davies said: “For children, travelling by bus is a great adventure so we’re looking forward to hearing what they would like to name their local bus and their reasons for doing so.

“Our annual Green Week is a great opportunity for us to engage with our customers, and encourage more people to use the bus when they travel around Greater Manchester.”

Stagecoach is proud to offer one of the greenest services in the country – helping to cut noise, pollution and congestion across Manchester’s roads.

S.V., 01 June 2015.

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