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. Continue reading “Schoolchildren Select Stagecoach Sobriquet”

Chorltonian Bus Boost: 29 New Enviro400s Unveiled

New version of popular double decker bus seen on 86 route over last month

In late December, Stagecoach Manchester has unveiled 29 new double-decker buses, which will serve Chorlton and the South Manchester area. The investment, worth more than £5 million, in efficient, modern vehicles will improve the services for local people by providing increased capacity and upgraded safety and comfort levels. Continue reading “Chorltonian Bus Boost: 29 New Enviro400s Unveiled”

168 Tonnes of Love: Valentine’s Day Debut for Hybrid Buses

Fourteen Enviro400H buses launched on 50 service from East Didsbury to MediaCityUK

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Relaunch: Councillor Roger Jones, TfGM’s Ryan Carter, Councillor Barry Warner and Stagecoach Manchester’s Christopher Bowles seen outside MediaCityUK with one of Stagecoach Manchester’s new hybrid vehicles for the 50 service. (Photograph © 2014 Tangerine PR)

Whilst a great many passengers were exchanging soppy presents and cards, or viewing St. Valentine’s Day with great indifference, Stagecoach Manchester decided to spread some hybrid bus love around Manchester and Salford. Continue reading “168 Tonnes of Love: Valentine’s Day Debut for Hybrid Buses”

Enviro 400s Reach 409 Route

In pictures: First Greater Manchester’s latest addition and review

First Greater Manchester, Enviro 400, SN12 AOH, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station (rear view)

Prior to disbandment in 1969, Manchester Corporation tried most of their innovations (trams, tram replacement and one man operation) on the 53 route. It was claimed that ‘if it worked on the 53, it would work anywhere else’ within the Manchester Corporation boundaries. Over the last 16 years, First Greater Manchester has had a similar maxim with the 409 route from Ashton to Oldham and Rochdale. This February saw the route as its guinea pig for their new livery. Continue reading “Enviro 400s Reach 409 Route”