Reaseheath’s to provide free transport for students

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

Reaseheath College is to provide free transport for students between its Nantwich campus and their homes throughout Cheshire and surrounding counties from September.

The service will utilise a network of 24 coaches and will run from Wirral, Macclesfield, Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin.

The five year contract to provide the coach services, worth around £9.5m, was won by Harry Shaw.

The coaches comprise Scania, Mercedes-Benz Tourismo and Volvo (Paragon and Levante) coaches, and with the exception of the four Volvo’s all coaches are four years old or newer.

The Euro 6 specification coaches are fitted with three-point seatbelts, Traffilog vehicle tracking technology accessible to the college, and most are equipped with toilets, air conditioning, CCTV and USB charging points.

Reaseheath Principal, Meredydd David, said: “By introducing free travel on high quality coaches we aim to make our superb campus as accessible and affordable as possible.”

Chris Blyth, Director at Harry Shaw, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Reaseheath College.

“We operate our own fleet of high specification coaches, so students can travel safely, in style and total comfort.”