Stagecoach Group has announced a major boost for British manufacturing as it unveiled record orders worth over £100million in hundreds of new buses and coaches.

Britain’s biggest bus and coach operator has placed orders for almost 570 vehicles for the financial year 2014-15, benefitting communities in regions across England, Scotland and Wales.

More than half of the new vehicles will have Wi-Fi from Icomera installed, giving customers free internet access during their journeys.

Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths said: “This record investment is a major boost for UK jobs in manufacturing and many other smaller businesses in the supply chain.

“It is also a huge vote of confidence in the future of bus and coach travel in Britain. By investing in quality and continuing to offer the best value travel of any major operator in the UK, we can help people save money, rely less on their cars and use a greener way to access work, health, education and leisure.”

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Article by
Peter Kingsland


13th March 2014