53’s a Magic Number: Stagecoach Manchester’s New Enviro400 MMCs

53 new double deckers part of latest fleet update

A selection of Enviro400 MMC buses making up the number 53.
A selection of Enviro400 MMC buses making up the number 53. Image courtesy of a Tangerine PR photographer who doesn’t mind heights.

53, in Greater Manchester circles is a magic number. It conjures up images of the Belle Vue bus which, at one time, used to run every four minutes. Today, in this context, 53 is a tragic number as the present First Greater Manchester service is half hourly (or hourly on Sundays, evenings and Bank Holidays).

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