Stagecoach Group becomes first UK bus operator to invest in national roll-out of new bridge alert technology £4m project to strengthen existing safety measures to prevent bridge strikes; Enhancement to GreenRoad’s leading driver safety and fuel-efficiency system; 8,000 buses covered in England, Scotland and Wales by summer 2021.Read More Low Bridge Strikes Scuppered by Bridge Alert System
Lee Wasnidge to succeed Elisabeth Tasker in 2021 Lee Wasnidge joins Stagecoach’s largest bus company on 04 January 2020; Successor to Elisabeth Tasker has Background in running rail and air services in Greater Manchester at senior level; New MD has extensive customer service and stakeholder management experience, whilst recognising Stagecoach’s major role in supporting the […]Read More New Year and New Man for Stagecoach Greater Manchester
Stagecoach Greater Manchester drivers spread a bit of Christmas cheer to raise funds for local communities Given how strange 2020 has been, Father Christmas trading in his sleigh for a double decker bus now seems run-of-the-mill. Who could blame him as he could use the top deck for storing presents? Unless he uses an open […]Read More Official! Santa Swaps Sleigh For Bus
Stagecoach passengers thanked for supporting major donation to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal Over £122,000 raised by Stagecoach passengers for NHS charity with £19,271.72 raised by Stagecoach Greater Manchester passengers; Passengers thanked for their support in the exact fare scheme, though passengers still encouraged to use contactless payment wherever possible. The Stagecoach Group has […]Read More Exact Fare Policy Raises More Than £122k for NHS Charities Together
Important information for pupils and parents With the schools reopening, albeit in the throes of a pandemic, the need for social distancing on public transport is greater than ever. At present, the most a double decker bus can hold is up to 35 passengers with no standees. In addition to this, parts of the government […]Read More Tameside and Glossop School Duplicate Services
New flexible season ticket offers five days unlimited travel on Stagecoach Greater Manchester buses for the price of four days travel Over the lockdown period, working from home has become the norm for white collar workers. Some of which have previously paid for seven-day, 14-day, monthly and annual season tickets for local buses, trams and […]Read More Gimme (Flexi) 5! Stagecoach Greater Manchester Introduces Flexible Season Ticket
Elisabeth Tasker’s retirement leaves vacancy in top role The Stagecoach Group has announced that Elisabeth Tasker, Managing Director of its Manchester bus operation is to retire after 20 years’ service in the bus industry.Read More Stagecoach Manchester MD to Retire After 20 Years in Bus Industry
East of the M60 asks, “Is Town not big enough for both of them?” Manchester’s credentials as a musical centre of the universe is unimpeachable, though it is a claim that could be disputed by our friends in Liverpool. For many listeners, Liverpool is associated with The Beatles, the muse for Burnage’s finest musical export. […]Read More Is Manchester Ready for Two Indoor Arenas?
Outrage as staffing issues sees cessation of train services at Tameside railway station Prior to seeing its franchise being taken over by the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort, Arriva’s Northern operation was noted for its staffing issues. Tameside’s rail passengers were at the sharpest end of Arriva’s staffing issues, as Stalybridge to Manchester […]Read More “The Next Train Will Not Be Calling At Un-Fairfield Station…”
Clipper ticket resurrects spirit of the Clippercard on Metrolink trams The Clippercard is dead… long live the Clippercard! Well, that’s how we may have reported on the self-cancelling ticket’s demise if East of the M60 was around in 2004. Years after the original ticket’s demise, Greater Manchester Transport’s ten-trips-for-the-price-of-nine tickets still carry fond memories. You […]Read More The Clippercard Makes a Comeback!