Stagecoach East Midlands invests £5.7m in Hull’s green buses

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Stagecoach East Midlands announced at a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee at Hull City Council that it will be investing £5.7m in a fleet of 31 high-spec vehicles.

This investment includes 21 ADL Enviro200 MMC (11.8m) and 10 Enviro400 MMC buses.

All of the vehicles are fitted with Euro VI engines with low carbon emissions, the latest start/stop technology and the most up to date CCTV equipment.

The delivery of the new vehicles will enable an increase in capacity on Hull routes, which will in turn tackle traffic congestion, and encourage more people to switch to public transport.

This new addition follows £1.25m investment in contactless ticket machines back in May.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “Buses are critical to our region’s economy and communities. They take people to work, bring customers to our high streets, help young people access education and build new skills, and draw families, friends and communities together.

“We are delighted to make this latest significant investment in Hull’s bus network. As well as providing better travel for local people, these new vehicles will improve local air quality and help reduce congestion by providing a high quality alternative to the car.”

Speaking about the investment Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “It’s great news for people living and working in and around Hull.

This is a significant investment from Stagecoach East Midlands and supports the Council’s vision to make the city accessible to all.

These are some of the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available, which will also help reduce levels of emissions on our roads.”

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