Stagecoach Manchester passengers got the unexpected surprise of an X Factor performance and Simon Cowell look-alike all onboard the launch of the new 34 bus service. Councillors Robin Garrido and Roger Jones as well, as the interim mayor of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd, trialled the new service for free on Tuesday alongside other delighted passengers.
While the ticket prices remain the same, passengers now benefit from increased service frequency, additional location stops, and free onboard Wi-Fi which enables commuters to increase travel time efficiency and stay connected on the road.
Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester said: “We are hoping that there will be a resurgence in the use of buses….We know that there are lots of commuters going into Manchester and we want to be able to give them the opportunity to do that on Stagecoach Manchester.”
The convenience of more locations served, and multiple buses running per hour means that passengers can easily get from one place to the other cost-effectively and with the added bonus of being able to connect to onboard Wi-Fi and use their travel time for something productive or to connect with friends.