Stagecoach has launched a new product, ‘Stagecoach Solutions,’ aimed at helping businesses, the education sector and event organisers to bounce back from COVID-19. The operator says this range of tailored solutions will act as a ‘one stop shop’ to help employers, pupils and customers.
Developed following the societal changes brought about by the coronavirus, Stagecoach Solutions aims to offer a range of sustainable options as an alternative to traditional bus services to help organisations and their people continue their ‘more flexible’ public transport commute.
This includes tailored shuttle buses, education bus services, on demand services and corporate travel to, in the words of Stagecoach, ‘support the growing desire of companies to put sustainability at the heart of their business.’ Regular scheduled bus, coach and tram services will remain the company’s core activity, however.
The dedicated new website, www.stagecoachsolutions.com, allows businesses to get in touch to discuss their specific needs or complete a straightforward web form. The relevant local team will then identify which travel solution can fit the organisation’s needs.
Neil Micklethwaite, Business Development Director for Stagecoach, said: “We have seen many changes in society during lockdown, with more home working, more targeted travel and potentially more flexible working ahead. We want to give companies and educational establishments a range of different ways of helping their employees, pupils and students return safely and with confidence to their work and learning place, without having to rely upon the car.
“COVID-19 has demonstrated the positive impact that tailored solutions can have, such as the launch of our Stagecoach Connect service for the NHS. The extra products we are offering will provide a range of options that enable employees, pupils and students to return to work and school safely and to help companies and educational establishments put sustainability at the heart of their business.
“As Britain’s original and most successful transport start-up, we’re well known for championing new ideas and our new range of transport solutions can support the public and private sector in getting back on its feet, and helping communities across the country recover.”