Information posted on April 25th 2017 at 14:00
➨Stagecoach South West
The company has launched the family of six Golden Hop (122) open-top buses which will hit the road on 29 April, in time for the year’s first May Bank Holiday and to officially kick off the main summer holiday season. The fleet of six buses will run up to every 20 minutes, 7 days a week and will connect St Marychurch, Torquay, Paignton and Paignton Zoo. Visitors will be able to enjoy a unique sightseeing experience and hop on and off as often as they like to visit destinations and attractions along the route.
All six of the Trident double decks carry different character designs:
18186 Swash Buckle the Pirate Parrot design
18303 Chripy the Cricket design
18304 Cango the Kangaroo design
18305 Porter the Penguin design
18306 Gary the Rabbit design
18307 Freddie the Frog design
18186 has been converted to full open top layout, whilst the remainder are part open top.
➨Stagecoach East Scotland
Due in service here shortly are recently delivered Volvo B5LH hybrid double decks with ADL Enviro 400MMC bodywork. Numbered 13111-17. The seven electric-hybrid double deck vehicles, which are allocated to Arbroath depot, are for routes 20 and 21.
Routes 20 and 21 run between Edzell, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Dundee providing regular journeys for commuters, students and shoppers into the city, including providing vital local links to Stracathro Hospital.
As well as low emissions, these vehicles are constructed to a high-specification with comfortable coach style “e-leather” seating, free wifi access and USB charging points.
The order forms a £2.1m investment by Stagecoach, of which £300k has been supported by the 'Scottish Green Bus Fund' provided by the Scottish Government.
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
Part open top Trident 887 has received a new Scarborough Skipper livery.