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11.3.15

BUSES PURCHASE * UK : Stagecoach's

* England - Stagecoach investing £80m on fleet of 470 new buses with free Wi-Fi

-- Britain's biggest bus and coach operator are investing more than £80m in a fleet of 470 new buses and coaches... Perth-based company Stagecoach will roll out the new vehicles, many of which will offer free Wi-Fi, across the UK and mainland Europe from early 2015... The transport firm says the order is a major boost for British manufacturing and will support hundreds of manufacturing and supply jobs throughout the country, as well as in Italy and Spain... More than 350 of the new buses are to built by bus manufacturers Alexander Dennis Ltd in Falkirk... The new contract will bring the company's total investment in the UK to £630m over the past eight years... The latest orders follow a competitive tendering process and the first of the new vehicles are expected to be on the road from spring 2015... It includes 412 low-floor double decker, single decker, midi and mini buses for Stagecoach regional bus networks in the UK as well as 22 new coaches for Megabus in the UK and Europe... A further 34 coaches will be used for Stagecoach Express operations in the UK and 93 buses from the local bus order will be manufactured to the Stagecoach's gold specification for luxury services... (Photo: Stagecoach picture company quality bus) - London, EN, UK -STV News, by Catriona MacPhee - 10 March 2015

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