Stagecoach rolling out 22 Enviro400s on Coastliner
Stagecoach will this week start to introduce a fleet of 22 new AD Enviro400s on the popular Coastliner 700 that connects the Hampshire and West Sussex Coast.
This £5.3m investment represents the largest fleet of new vehicles introduced by the company since the pandemic.
The route serves Portsmouth, Havant, Emsworth, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Yapton and Littlehampton.
The double-deckers feature USB charging ports at seats, plus audio and visual next-stop announcements.
The new buses follow a recent enhancement to the Coastliner 700 bus timetable, which was introduced from 2 April. These service improvements saw buses between Chichester and Bognor Regis running every ten minutes, with buses every 20 minutes between Portsmouth and Chichester as well as between Chichester, Yapton and Littlehampton.
“It’s great to see more people choosing sustainable travel to help our local environment” – Gordon Frost, Interim Managing Director for Stagecoach South
Gordon Frost, Interim Managing Director for Stagecoach South, said: “We are delighted to be launching these 22 new low emission vehicles which represent a significant investment in our services for the local community.
“It’s great to see more people choosing sustainable travel to help our local environment. We hope the new buses and improved timetable make the decision even easier, whether you’re off to work or out with friends.
“The £2 single bus fare cap scheme is a great initiative to give the bus a try and for those who may be struggling with the rising costs of living, and those who rely on buses to get to work, school or college.
“It’s important that our local communities and visitors to the area use public transport and this latest package of improvements will give them the experience to encourage them to do just that, instead of driving their cars, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution in the area.”