Stagecoach to invest £80 million on new vehicle orders to help tackle car congestion and air quality

More than 350 new buses and coaches ordered across UK Planned orders include 48 electric buses for Manchester and South Wales Mix of local buses with latest Euro 6 emissions standards and state-of-the-art coaches due for delivery this year Local authorities urged to match private sector investment with measures to tackle road congestion. Perth, Scotland,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Michelle Hargreaves as new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England

Michelle Hargreaves to take on permanent role following retirement of Andy Campbell Perth, Scotland, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England. Michelle Hargreaves has been confirmed as the new Stagecoach East Managing Director after taking on the role on an interim… Read the full press release

Stagecoach extends East Midlands Trains services

Contract to run to at least August 2019 More investment in technology, stations and infrastructure to benefit customers East Midlands Trains most punctual inter-city rail operator for past decade Over £200m in payments from Stagecoach to taxpayer over last 11 years Perth, Scotland, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is to continue its successful track record of running East… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field named UK Bus Driver of the Year

Stagecoach East Scotland driver wins Best Bus Driver of the Year Award Stagecoach West driver takes second place Five Stagecoach drivers finish in the top 10 26 Stagecoach staff compete in national finals Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field, 39, who works at St Andrews garage was one… Read the full press release

ScotRail, Stagecoach and Transport Scotland partner to introduce smart, multi-modal travel in nine locations across Scotland

PlusBus day, weekly, monthly and 3 monthly tickets can now be stored on ScotRail Smartcards and StagecoachSmart cards. Perth, Scotland, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bus and rail operators have worked together to deliver smart, integrated travel in nine Scottish locations through the multi-modal PlusBus scheme. Train operator ScotRail has worked with bus company… Read the full press release

Stagecoach partners with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and Fusion Processing to trial autonomous single deck bus

No driver will be required when vehicle is off-highway Technology delivers road safety benefits when vehicle driven in manual mode Bus to be used autonomously within depot environment later this year PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Work is underway to trial the UK’s first full-sized driverless bus. Transport operator Stagecoach confirmed today (23 July… Read the full press release

Stagecoach announces new Director appointments to deliver business change programme within its UK Bus Division

New Business Change Director to be appointed Michelle Hargreaves and Darren Roe to take on new roles New UK Bus Managing Director appointments confirmed PERTH, Scotland, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has announced new Director appointments to help deliver a business change programme within its UK Bus Division. The innovative new programme is designed… Read the full press release

megabus.com set to launch London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour

New megasightseeing.com product to provide two-hour* non-stop tour of London Tickets available from only £1** on every service See up to 50 famous sights across the capital in two hours PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Industry leading transport provider megabus.com is to launch London’s first low-cost sightseeing tour. Tickets for the capital’s new… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Greener Journeys national campaign to clean Britain’s air

Stagecoach Policy Development Director Liz Esnouf pledges her support for modern, clean buses in the fight for clean air Official guidance directs local councils to be lenient on biggest polluters and penalise buses instead PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has called for buses to be put at the heart of the UK’s… Read the full press release

Stagecoach has 12 finalists at the 2017 UK Bus Awards

Transport group has 12 finalists at national awards Three Stagecoach employees in the running for top awards Finalists in categories covering bus and the community, unsung heroes and young manager of the year Perth, Scotland, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach is in the running for a host of top honours at… Read the full press release

Stagecoach recognises outstanding UK Bus apprentices

Perth, Scotland, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach’s top UK Bus apprentices have been recognised at the company’s 13th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards. Ten bus engineering apprentices were awarded for their outstanding performance at the company’s largest ever awards ceremony at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The winners received cash prizes and… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Stagecoach continues to roll-out contactless bus travel across the UK

Contactless payments available at seven Stagecoach regional companies, covering more than 3,000 buses Company aims to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by early 2019 PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Millions of Stagecoach passengers now have access to contactless bus travel as Britain’s biggest bus operator continues to roll-out the technology across… Read the full press release

Stagecoach names Paul Thomas as new Managing Director of its East Scotland operations

PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach today (27 June) confirmed that it has appointed a new Managing Director of its East Scotland operations. Paul Thomas, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the bus industry, will take up his new post from 10 July. He will take on responsibility for Stagecoach… Read the full press release

Stagecoach rolls out mobile ticketing across UK

Britain’s biggest bus operator rolls out mobile ticketing across UK Stagecoach Bus app offers day and weekly tickets, journey planning, next-stop information and live bus tracking Thousands of downloads of the app since its launch Tough action needed on congestion to help passengers fully benefit from bus networks PERTH, Scotland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports the expansion of the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals’ global feeding programme

PERTH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Support by Stagecoach Group for the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals has helped add more than 200 schools to its global feeding programme over the past 12 months. Stagecoach donated £70,000 to the charity’s ‘Feed Our Future’ campaign last year, with a further £30,000 of support coming from Chairman Sir… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021

Transport group supports bid for 2021 prestigious title Exciting opportunity to boost City’s wider economic ambitions Perth should pull together to promote city’s young talent PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Britain’s biggest bus operator, Stagecoach, announced today (16 February) that it is backing Perth’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021…. Read the full press release

Stagecoach announces appointment of new Managing Directors of its bus operations

PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ —Bus operator Stagecoach announced today (31 August 2016) that it has appointed two new Managing Directors of its bus operations. Edward Hodgson, currently Managing Director of megabus.com Europe, will also take on the position of Managing Director, Stagecoach South, from 1 October 2016. This follows the promotion of… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reaches halfway point in its fleet refurbishment programme

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved LONDON, 2016-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ —  Refurbishment programme part of £40 million investment pledge to improve current fleet Virgin Trains will pass the halfway point in its fleet improvement programme on the east coast when the twenty-third train to be completely refurbished rolls out of Craigentinny, Edinburgh,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach joins forces with the Freight Transport Association to develop training course to further improve safety standards

New inspection training course aims to further improve safety standards and vehicle reliability PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport operator Stagecoach has joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to develop a bespoke training course which aims to further improve safety standards and vehicle reliability. The new inspection training course will be… Read the full press release

Stagecoach launches ‘Pledge to help’ initiative in partnership with Mental Health Action Group and Anxiety UK

• ‘Pledge to help’ developed in partnership with Mental Health Action Group and Anxiety UK • Enhanced training and awareness programmes to boost confidence in bus travel • New support line for employees as part of drive to break down barriers • Stagecoach initiative backed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones Perth, Scotland, 2016-May-20 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Doncaster Bus Partnership to introduce revised bus network alongside new, lower-priced multi-operator tickets

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The newly-formed Doncaster Bus Partnership – a voluntary agreement between First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach, Arriva, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Doncaster Council – will also introduce a revised bus network alongside new, lower-priced multi-operator tickets from Sunday 15 May, following public consultation last year. This latest investment… Read the full press release

TV personality Ferne McCann achieves bus driving qualification as part of Stagecoach campaign to attract more female bus drivers

• This Morning presenter passed bus driving test after training with Stagecoach • Star backing campaign to attract more female bus drivers Perth, Scotland, 2016-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TV personality Ferne McCann has successfully achieved her bus driving qualification after training with Stagecoach as part of a campaign to attract more female bus… Read the full press release

Research reveals bus travel costs are 55% cheaper than same commute by car

Bus passengers save on average more than £90 per month by leaving car at home Biggest annual savings of more than £5,500 found in Cambridgeshire Stagecoach survey of around 35 key commuter routes in England, Scotland and Wales   Perth, Scotland, 2016-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — New national research has found commuters can save around… Read the full press release

Major transport groups completes roll-out of smart, multi-operator ticketing in England’s biggest city regions

NEWS RELEASE ISSSUED ON BEHALF OF STAGECOACH, FIRSTGROUP, GO-AHEAD, ARRIVA AND NATIONAL EXPRESS • Seamless bus travel now in place in all nine major city regions in England • System covers more than a third of the 26,000 buses outside London • Significant private investment in partnership with transport authorities • Initiative delivers easier, cheaper… Read the full press release

Stagecoach launches transformational new responsive website to meet customer needs

New, fully mobile site, designed to meet customer needs Improved journey planner allows passengers to search for journeys and buy tickets online New fare calculator, personalised timetables and ‘search for your nearest bus stop’ option Improved accessibility for users with visual impairment Perth, Scotland, 2015-12-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Millions of Stagecoach bus passengers… Read the full press release

Stagecoach, Merseytravel and Arriva form ‘Bus Alliance’ to increase passenger journeys

Perth, Scotland, 2015-12-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is part of a new formal ‘Bus Alliance’ with transport body Merseytravel and operator Arriva which aims to grow the number of fare paying passengers, improving customer satisfaction and driving up investment for the benefit of all who use bus services. The alliance has ambitious growth targets… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports new campaign to improve transport accessibility for young wheelchair users

Disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz focuses on better independence and confidence Get On Board report finds challenges remain despite significant investment in accessibility Stagecoach joins new national Accessible Travel Alliance to help make a lasting difference PERTH, Scotland, 2015-11-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest bus and coach operator, is backing a new campaign to… Read the full press release

Bus engineering apprentices recognised at Stagecoach’s 11th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards

Recognition for outstanding UK Bus apprentices PERTH, Scotland, 2015-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach’s top UK Bus apprentices have been recognised at the company’s 11th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards. Nine bus engineering apprentices were awarded for their outstanding performance at a ceremony at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The winners received cash… Read the full press release