Stagecoach East Scotland recently launched seven ADL Enviro400H electric hybrid buses. The new double deckers are for routes 20 and 21 between Edzell, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Dundee. They have celebrated their first few weeks of service by providing the 10,000th customer onboard with four weeks’ free local bus travel. Specifications include coach style E-Leather seating, free Wi-Fi access and USB charging points. The vehicle order forms a £2.1m investment by Stagecoach, of which £300,000 was offered by the ‘Scottish Green Bus Fund’ provided by the Scottish Government.
Acting General Manager, Stagecoach East Scotland, Jon Oakey, said, ‘We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and the Scottish Green Bus Fund provides vital support with environmental projects to assist with these aims. These new vehicles have already been well received by the community and we’re delighted to celebrate the investment today with Mr Yousaf. It’s great to meet some of our regular customers who have benefited from our vehicle investment and I’m pleased to present our 10,000th passenger, student Alix Small, with 4 weeks free travel to use on the service. We have also recently issued free travel vouchers to residents across Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin and Edzell, offering people a chance to try out our new vehicles for free.’