New fleet of Enviro200 MMCs for Newcastle
Stagecoach North East has put 18 new Enviro200 MMC buses into service in its routes 30 and 31 in Newcastle which follows on from the launch of 24 new buses in September for the region. The latest deliveries are part of a wider programme of investment, according to the company. Following the launch of its smartphone app earlier this year, which provides real-time journey updates, Stagecoach North East has continued to develop its technology with the introduction of smart, multi-operator ticketing and a new website.
Over the past five years, Stagecoach North East says it has invested in more than 240 new vehicles worth £37million.
“We continually look towards enhancing our fleet and we hope the addition of 18 new buses in the region will significantly improve the travel experience we offer our customers in Newcastle,” says Steve Walker, managing director, Stagecoach North East. “With increased congestion and traffic on our roads, as well as offering a cleaner and greener way to travel, buses now provide an increasingly vital and efficient service for our passengers.
“Our customers want seamless journeys – from planning their trip and buying tickets, to getting real-time travel information when catching the bus and we believe the investment in the new technology is now helping make life easier for all of our passengers, no matter how often or how little they use the bus.”