Stagecoach West celebrates 25 years of service

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The Company’s Managing Director Rupert Cox and driver Freddy Greef who has been with the company for 25 years

Stagecoach West is celebrating 25 years of service in the industry.

Over the past 25 years, it has operated 300 buses throughout Gloustershire, Wiltshire, South Herefordshire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol.

To commemorate its achievement, the bus company has given two of its double-deckers a makeover.

The special anniversary livery is silver, blue and red, accompanied by the slogan ‘Celebrating 25 years of Stagecoach West.’
The buses will operate in and around the Gloucester and Swindon areas.

Stagecoach West’s Managing Director Rupert Cox said: “It has been an exciting 25 years for our company and during that time we have seen Stagecoach West grow and the level of service we provide our customers continue to rise.

“We now operate buses that are much more environmentally friendly.

We have invested heavily in our latest fleet of Stagecoach Gold buses which cost £250,000 each and have the latest engine technology which means a reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and other particulates by 90% compared to the buses they are replacing.

“We have introduced many other features on our buses for the comfort and convenience of our customers. These include low floor bus access for wheelchairs and buggies, smart card and contactless ticketing and real time bus information.”

“At Stagecoach West our staff are at the heart of everything we do.

That is why we provide them with greater levels of training so we can give our customers the standard of service they have a right to expect,” he added.