Dews Coaches running route on Stagecoach’s behalf
Stagecoach buses will be in operation on the route, with drivers from Dews Coaches behind the wheel. All changes to the service are now effective. The route runs between Huntingdon and Peterborough.
This partnership will allow the service to continue operating, with the route and timetable remaining the same for passengers.
As a result of the changes, only standard Stagecoach single and Dayrider tickets can be purchased on the bus, while tickets for longer term travel, including Flexi tickets and Megarider tickets, can be purchased online or via the Stagecoach Bus app. The national £2 bus fare cap will still apply to the 904 rural service and all valid Stagecoach tickets will continue to be accepted for travel.
“We are confident that this relationship will be a model for future solutions throughout the region” – Simon Dew, Managing Director at Dews Coaches
Simon Dew, Managing Director at Dews Coaches, said “We are passionate about keeping bus routes running within our local community. Enabling access to services and amenities, is vital in rural areas.
“When the opportunity to partner with Stagecoach East arose to keep the 904 operating, we recognised that a new way would benefit all. We are confident that this relationship will be a model for future solutions throughout the region.”
“The partnership will help to sustain the service in the long-term, which remains one of Stagecoach East’s biggest priorities” – Business Development Director for Stagecoach East, David Boden
Business Development Director for Stagecoach East, David Boden, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Dews Coaches to ensure the continued running of the 904 rural service.
“The partnership will help to sustain the service in the long-term, which remains one of Stagecoach East’s biggest priorities.
“At Stagecoach, we are constantly seeking new ways to keep passengers connected to the people and places that matter the most. Sourcing a solution to keep the 904 service running is a part of our commitment to the communities we serve; by working alongside Dews Coaches we can continue to offer regular bus travel to more customers in rural areas.
“This partnership marks a key step forward from the Cambridgeshire Rural Bus Summit and demonstrates an innovative way for bus operators to utilise transport resource within the region.
“We are proud to work in partnership with Dews Coaches, an innovative and dynamic local company with a long and distinguished history.”