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Stagecoach invest in Wi-Fi equipped buses


Stagecoach invest in Wi-Fi equipped buses

Stagecoach continues to invest in new vehicles equipped with onboard Icomera Wi-Fi. The prominent UK bus company recently announced investment in buses for both Manchester and Cambridge.

Stagecoach Manchester has announced an investment in 53 new double-decker buses to serve the Greater Manchester region. Over the past three years, over 100 new buses have been introduced, each with onboard Icomera Wi-Fi, USB charging points, and Euro 6 emission standard engines.

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “Bus travel in Greater Manchester has transformed over the last decade. Our services offer a comfortable, clean and stress free form of transport for people across the region, while well over half of our buses are now fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi and many also offer USB charging points too so passengers can stay connected.”

Cambridge Park & Ride will also introduce a new fleet of 22 buses in December 2016, alongside route changes designed to combat the impact of congestion on journey times. The new buses will feature free Icomera Wi-Fi, USB sockets, and comfortable interiors. Improved engine efficiency and a higher standard of emissions is anticipated to improve air quality in the city.

Campbell Ross-Bain, Cambridge Park and Ride Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Park & Ride continues to be a cost-effective way to travel in and out of Cambridge. And Park & Ride passengers – unlike car drivers – are free to enjoy a good book, surf the net or simply watch the world go by, as we drive them to their destination.”

 

Image: Cambridge News.