Hybrid Seasiders set for Skegness

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Stagecoach’s Skegness open-toppers return for the season from 23 March. STAGECOACH

Stagecoach East Midlands is to relaunch its fleet of 12 Skegness Seasider open-top buses for the 2024 season. Named Rocky, Sandy, Shelly, Candy, Pierre, Salty, Sunny, Teddy, Milly, Rolly, Sweetie and Scoop, the fleet has been upgraded with newer hybrid buses which it says will cut emissions by up to 75%. The fleet of 10 hybrid open-top buses and two closed-top buses will be in service from April until the end of October half term, with eight Seasider buses operating from Saturday 23 March 23. The buses will run every 10 minutes between Skegness, Butlin’s, Fantasy Island, and Ingoldmells.

The vehicles have also received a vibrant makeover with a new look for 2024, featuring new top-deck seating, additional buggy space and next-stop announcement systems. The Seasider radio, playing well-known holiday tunes, remains a key feature, the operator says, ensuring passengers enjoy a memorable and entertaining ride along the classic British coastal destination.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “The upgrades to our Skegness Seasider fleet will provide a colourful and vibrant travel experience for our passengers, many of whom are avid Seasider fans, following the gang’s adventures year after year. Passengers can relax and enjoy the ride, knowing that the refreshed fleet also supports sustainability objectives by cutting emissions by up to 75%.”