Stagecoach invests £5.7m in greener buses for Hull

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Stagecoach East Midlands is making a major £5.7 million investment in new state-of-the-art buses for Hull.

The £5.7 million fleet of 31 high-spec vehicles – including 21 single and 10 double-decker buses – will hit the roads early this summer.

The vehicles are all fitted with environmentally-friendly Euro 6 engines with low carbon emissions, the latest start/stop technology and the most up to date CCTV equipment.

They also feature the latest tracking technology, allowing customers to access the Stagecoach mobile app to track their bus live wherever they are.

The delivery of the new buses will increase capacity on routes servicing Hull, helping to tackle traffic congestion and allow more people to switch to public transport.

The announcement was made at a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee at Hull City Council this week.

“It’s great news for people living and working in and around Hull,” said Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for transport.

“This is a significant investment from Stagecoach East Midlands and supports the Council’s vision to make the city accessible to all.

“These are some of the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available, which will also help reduce levels of emissions on our roads.”