New Stagecoach Gold service launches in Devon

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Exmouth Mayor Maddy Chapman cuts the ribbon alongside Exmouth Town Crier Roger Bourgein and Stagecoach SW Managing Director Bob Dennison
Exmouth Mayor Maddy Chapman cuts the ribbon alongside Exmouth Town Crier Roger Bourgein and Stagecoach SW Managing Director Bob Dennison

A new Stagecoach Gold service has been launched between Exeter and Exmouth.

More than 40 guests including the Mayor of Exmouth, county and district councillors joined Stagecoach at Darts Farm to celebrate the launch of the Exmouth Stagecoach Gold route 57 service.

The service is running seven days a week, up to every 15 minutes at peak times to and from Exeter and Exmouth, connecting with Topsham, Lympstone and Brixington along the route.

The £2.1m investment includes 10 new double-decker ADL Enviro400-bodied Scania N230UDs, all with free WiFi and USB charging points, leather seats and extra legroom.

Exmouth Town Crier Roger Bourgein and Cllr Maddy Chapman, Mayor of Exmouth, joined Bob Dennison, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, to cut a gold ribbon and official unveil the new Gold service.

Bob Dennison said: “This investment in luxury buses will give Exeter, Exmouth, Topsham, Lympstone, Darts Farm and Brixington, a service that people can be rightly proud of.

“We’re confident that the premium ride, along with the free WiFi and charging points will encourage even more people to use the 57 service be they shoppers, commuters, students or people travelling to enjoy all that Exeter, Exmouth and the Exe Estuary area has to offer.”