Stagecoach launches £1.4m Enviro200 MMC fleet in Rotherham

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(L-r) Managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire Paul Lynch, Rotherham Deputy Mayoress Mrs Ann Middleton and Deputy Mayor Cllr Chris Middleton
(L-r) Managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire Paul Lynch, Rotherham Deputy Mayoress Mrs Ann Middleton and Deputy Mayor Cllr Chris Middleton

Stagecoach Yorkshire has unveiled a £1.4m fleet of buses for Rotherham.

Bus passengers are set to benefit from the 10 new single-decker Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro20 MMCs following a launch event at Rotherham United Football Club.

The buses will operate on Stagecoach’s 22X route, and eight of these will be decorated with dedicated route branding.

The new generation Euro 6 model carries five more passengers than the original Enviro200 and is 200kg lighter. The vehicle also features an advanced electrical system and suspension to aid reliability and passenger comfort.

Stagecoach’s 22X buses run between Barnsley, Wombwell, Wath, Manvers, Parkgate and Rotherham every 15 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and every hour in the evenings and on Sundays.

Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “The 22X is an important spine service for Stagecoach, serving lots of important places and employment hubs, such as Manvers, and carries more than a million passengers each year, so we are proud to be improving this route.

“We like to innovate and investment is key to our success. In 10 years, we have introduced more than 300 new buses and the average age of our fleet is just six and a half years in Rotherham, compared to the industry average of eight years.

“Out of all the large operators, Stagecoach has the best track record for investment, low fares and customer service.”