Stagecoach invests in Stockton
Stagecoach North East was joined by Stockton South MP and Northern Powerhouse Minister, James Wharton to launch the first of 17 new ADL Enviro 300 buses as part of a £2.3 million investment in Stockton on Tees. With fuel efficient engines, improved seating for customer comfort and free Wi-Fi, seven new buses are now in service with the remaining ten to follow over the next few weeks.
Inspecting the new buses at the launch, James Wharton MP said: ‘I’m delighted to be here today to support the launch of these fantastic new buses. Their technology is a real incentive to those who need Wi-Fi on the go. Anything that encourages increased use of public transport is to be supported. I look forward to seeing the new fleet in and around Stockton.’
The company has introduced the newly branded buses on services 52, 58, 59 and 61, which link the town centre to locations including Fairfield, Hardwick, Norton and Billingham. They feature a ‘connecting the DOTS’ theme designed to highlight the connections available along the routes, and the flexibility on offer to passengers who can ‘join the dots’ every 12-15 minutes when travelling around Stockton.