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17.3.15

BUSMAKERS SALES * UK: Stagecoach to invest £80m in 470 new buses - * Singapore: 450 new buses

* Scotland / UK - Investment is to be made in both regional routes and Megabus services across the UK and Europe

-- Scottish transport firm Stagecoach is to invest more than £80m in a fleet of new buses for its routes across the UK and Europe... The Perth-based coach company has commissioned almost 470 new vehicles, most of which will be built in Britain, for its regional and Megabus services... All of the new buses will come fitted with CCTV, and many will feature free wi-fi access... The first of the new Stagecoach vehicles will be delivered this spring... More than £75m is to be spent on 412 buses for the firm's local networks in England, Scotland and Wales... The company is also expanding its Megabus service in the UK and mainland Europe, with £6.9m spent on 22 new coaches, while a further 34 coaches are to be built for the Stagecoach Express operation... (Photo: A Stagecoach bus) -- Perth, Scotland, UK - BBC News - 10 March 2015


* Singapore - Another 450 buses to ply streets by 2017 

-- The additional 450 buses comes on the heels of the 550 Government-funded buses added under the original Bus Service Enhancement Programme - completed two years ahead of schedule, says the Transport Minister, who will further expand the BSEP by adding another 450 buses by 2017, Transport Minister, Lui Tuck Yew, announced in Parliament on Wednesday... Together with the buses provided by public transport operators and use of private bus operators to provide additional capacity via City Direct Services and Peak Period Short Services, the bus fleet would have increased by about 35 per cent since the start of BSEP in 2012, Mr Lui at the 2015 Committee of Supply debates... (Photo: Passengers boarding a bus at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Singapore) -- Singapore - The Channel News Asia -11 Mar 2015

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