Roads Minister backs National Coach Week
Roads and Local Transport Minister, Richard Holden MP, along with the Confederation of Public Transport’s (CPT’s) North of England Manager, Andrew McGuinness, visited Stanley Travel in County Durham to celebrate National Coach Week.
The visit formed part of the campaign, which shines a light on over 2,500 coach operators in the UK. The week is founded by trade body RHA Coach.
Stanley Travel has been a family-run business in the region for over 60 years. It employs over 90 staff and their 80 vehicles carry out thousands of coach journeys every year. It has recently joined the FlixBus network.
“It’s brilliant to see so many successful coach companies which are family-run businesses” – Roads Minister, Richard Holden
Roads Minister, Richard Holden, said: “It was great to celebrate National Coach Week here with Stanley Travel in County Durham.
“It’s brilliant to see so many successful coach companies which are family-run businesses, showing the power of British entrepreneurship raising jobs and benefiting the economy across the country.”
“Our valued coach members are a vital component of the UK’s transport system and wider economy” – Andrew McGuinness, CPT’s North of England Manager
Andrew McGuinness, CPT’s North of England Manager, said: “Our valued coach members are a vital component of the UK’s transport system and wider economy.
“They provide home-to-school, leisure, long-distance, corporate and tourism transport, as well as step in for other transport modes, come rain or shine, 365 days a year. Stanley Travel embody this commitment providing a valuable public transport service for the people of the North East and beyond.”