New Stagecoach Gold services in South West

News stories are free to read. Click here for full access to all the features, articles and archive from only £2.99.

Stagecoach South West has announced, starting on September 30, it is introducing two new Stagecoach Gold routes.

The two Gold-standard routes will operate up to every 30 minutes, seven days a week between Torquay, Paignton and Totnes. The routes will then connect the English Riviera to either Dartmouth or Plymouth via Ivybridge, with each location benefiting from an hourly service.

The company is also investing £2m in a new fleet of nine high-spec buses which will only operate on the Gold routes with a distinctive gold and blue livery. The buses feature extra legroom, high back leather seats and free WiFi. They are also fitted with Scania Euro 5 engines.

Mike Watson, MD at Stagecoach South West, said: “We know that, particularly on longer distance journeys, comfort and reliability are essential so we are taking our services to the next level by introducing ‘Stagecoach Gold’. This is an incredibly exciting development for Devon and I can’t wait to see the new buses on the road”.

Further details about the new services will be released towards the end of the month, in preparation for the launch on September 30.

More information about Stagecoach Gold can be found at www.stagecoachgold.com