Stagecoach West celebrates 25 years

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To mark 25 years in business, bus drivers at Stagecoach West arranged 10 buses to spell out the operator’s birthday in years, which was captured by a drone.

Bill McCartney, Stagecoach West Depot Transport Manager – and one of those coordinating on the ground – said: “This was a bit of fun – and a challenge for the drivers and the drone pilot to get the buses in position and perfectly lined up in what were difficult weather conditions.

Over 25 years Stagecoach West has transported 509 million passengers
Over 25 years Stagecoach West has transported 509 million passengers

“But we felt it was important to celebrate 25 years in business and a quarter of a century serving the community.”

Accompanying the display, two of the Stagecoach West double-deckers were given a special silver anniversary makeover, and are now operating in the Gloucester and Swindon areas.

The silver, blue and red livery includes the slogan: “Celebrating 25 years of Stagecoach West.”

The operator also recently made a £250k investment in new engine technology for its Stagecoach Gold buses, which will reduce NOx emissions by 90%.

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.”

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