Stagecoach North East has launched 25 WiFi-enabled Alexander Dennis Enviro300s, part of a £3.5m investment by the company.
To mark the arrival of the new buses, Stagecoach North East has branded the vehicles with artwork and designs based on zones to illustrate the comfort, technology, efficiency and green credentials of the new bus fleet.
Visitors to Stockton High Street were able to take a look around the new buses, and staff were on hand to advise customers on the benefits, as well as distribute new timetables and maps with information on new evening and Sunday services and improvements to routes..
The vehicles all have CCTV fitted internally and externally.
Phil Medlicott, Managing Director of Stagecoach North East, said: “It was great to see so many people brave the rain to come and meet with us at our road show in the High Street. We continually look towards enhancing our fleet and we hope the investment will significantly improve the travel experience we offer our customers across the Tees Valley.
“The fact that 91% of Stagecoach North East’s bus passengers are satisfied with their overall service is a great endorsement of the commitment of our people and our strong partnership with our local authorities. Buses are critical to communities and our economy and provide vital public transport links across the Tees Valley region.”
Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, said: “I am delighted to see that as part of its new investment Stagecoach has responded to calls from residents, councillors and the local Member of Parliament by improving local routes and introducing new evening and Sunday services, including to the Glebe in Norton. This is very good news for my constituents. I look forward to continuing to work with Stagecoach to deliver the further improvements to services that local people want.”