Christmas Movie Magic at Hazel Grove Park and Ride

£2,300 raised for triple bill of festive family favourites

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Sunday night at the movies: Elf seen on the screens at Hazel Grove Park and Ride.

Festive film magic lit up Hazel Grove Park and Ride last weekend, as Stagecoach Manchester raised more than £2,300 for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention with a festive themed drive-in movie event. Continue reading “Christmas Movie Magic at Hazel Grove Park and Ride”

Hazel Grove Park and Ride’s Festive Film Treat

Triple bill of festive family favourites at 192 terminus

On the first Sunday in Advent [29 November 2015], Stagecoach Manchester will be turning part of their Hazel Grove Park and Ride facility into a drive-in cinema. In aid of the company’s charity for 2015, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, it will play host to three festive flicks across its 400 space car park. Continue reading “Hazel Grove Park and Ride’s Festive Film Treat”

Alexander’s Last Ride: Farewell to the Volvo B10M

Special running day along 192 service from Piccadilly Gardens

Stagecoach Manchester Volvo B10M R982 XVM, Wellington Road South, Stockport
Farewell: the Volvo B10M, which was Stagecoach Manchester’s step entrance single decker of choice from 1997 to 2009 on many routes. Seen here is R982 XVM, drafted in at short notice from Hyde Road depot on the 04 April 2014.

After nearly 25 years of operation in Greater Manchester, the Volvo B10M will be a thing of the past. With the exception of driver training vehicles, Stagecoach in Manchester is set to give them a good send-off on the 14 November. Continue reading “Alexander’s Last Ride: Farewell to the Volvo B10M”

Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #3: 192, Manchester – Stockport – Hazel Grove

The Third of East of the M60’s Seven Bus Route Wonders of the Greater Manchester area

Whereas the 53 is iconic owing to its pioneering nature under Manchester Corporation, we focus on a modern day iconic bus route. One which according to some Manchester United fans is seen as the average Manchester City fans’ bus of choice. For years, it has been the most frequent bus route in Europe. Continue reading “Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #3: 192, Manchester – Stockport – Hazel Grove”

Stagecoach Manchester Sets Gold Standard for a Greener Stockport

Environmental award presented to bus company following introduction of electric hybrid vehicles to 192 route

(L-R) Stagecoach Manchester’s Environmental Officer, Bill Priday, Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Stagecoach Manchester’s, MD, Christopher, Stockport Depot’s Operations Manager, David Frenz and Councillor Stuart Bodsworth with the Environmental Business Pledge Award.
(L-R) Stagecoach Manchester’s Environmental Officer, Bill Priday, Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Stagecoach Manchester’s, MD, Christopher, Stockport Depot’s Operations Manager, David Frenz and Councillor Stuart Bodsworth with the Environmental Business Pledge Award.

Stagecoach Manchester’s Daw Bank garage has been presented with the Gold Environmental Business Pledge award by Stockport Council in partnership with community charity, Groundwork, in recognition of its commitment to creating a cleaner, greener Stockport. They were honoured with the award following its recent investment into environmentally friendly hybrid buses for the 192 route. Continue reading “Stagecoach Manchester Sets Gold Standard for a Greener Stockport”

Hazel Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 192 Route

Popular service sees environmentally friendlier buses along the A6

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Long Time Coming: After almost two years in service, electric hybrid buses will soon be seen on the 192 route. Here’s a taster of what the A6 corridor will be receiving, albeit with 62 registrations.

A £11.3 million investment over the next three months, will see the introduction of 40 brand new hybrid vehicles. Stagecoach Manchester announced its investment into the busy 192 service ahead of the introduction of the first 12 buses, on Friday 1st February. Continue reading “Hazel Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 192 Route”