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A smart approach to bus travel

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 October 2016  •  Alistair Smith, Stagecoach Group Director of Commercial and IT

In his article, to be published in EuroTransport Issue 5 2016, Alistair Smith, Stagecoach Group Director of Commercial and IT, explains how the UK bus industry is attempting to tackle the ever-increasing demands of passengers – and even surpass their expectations – by thinking Smart.

Chris Bowles Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester to retire

Industry news  •  12 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Stagecoach announced on the 11 August that Chris Bowles, Managing Director of its Manchester division, is to retire after more than 42 years in the UK bus industry.

Communications supplement

Issue 1 2013, Supplements  •  5 March 2013  •  Ian Craig, Robert Montgomery, Ietze Van Der Meer

All aboard the ‘social media’ bus
(Ian Craig, Managing Director of Lothian Buses)
Getting on-board with Wi-Fi
(Robert Montgomery, Deputy Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus)
On-board Wi-Fi helps transform Arriva’s customer service in the Netherlands
(Ietze Van Der Meer, Business Unit Director (Bus), Arriva Nederland)

Driving through the challenges

Issue 2 2012  •  25 April 2012  •  Les Warneford, Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus

The current difficulties in the economy are proving to be a major challenge for businesses of all kinds across the UK… and the bus industry is no different as we too face rising costs.

Increasing fuel bills and energy costs, as well as lower public sector investment in bus services, and cuts to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) which were implemented in April 2012, mean bus operators face tough economic conditions.

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to recog – nise the contribution that buses make to our daily lives. The bus industry is vital to millions of people all over the country who rely on our services day in, day out. Bus services also play a key role in helping to deliver economic growth and in helping high streets in towns and cities across the country recover from the downturn.

At Stagecoach, our strategy has been to offer good value, greener, smarter bus travel. The result is that we have been able to attract people out of cars and help play our part in addressing the country’s climate change targets.