Free New Brighton Shuttle Bus Service Returns

near Wallasey, Merseyside, UK
The popular free New Brighton shuttle bus has returned to the Wallaseyan seaside resort for what promises to be a busy summer. Operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire with their partially open topped ECW bodied Leyland Olympian D158 FYM, the service runs from Saturday 25th July through to Sunday 20th September 2015.

The free open top service proceeds along the promenade to New Brighton.

The bus operates a circular route, running every 30 minutes from the RNLI Lifeguard station at Harrison Drive to the Floral Pavilion Theatre for Fort Perch Rock, with designated drop off points at key sites including Bubbles World of Play and Marine Point Retail Park and, for the first time this year, will continue on to Victoria Parade, Victoria Road and then to New Brighton railway station.

Arriva premiers m-ticket sequel in Liverpool

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Bus users in Liverpool got the red carpet treatment last week when Arriva rolled into Williamson Square to premier the sequel to its hugely popular mobile ticketing app.

Arriva's moscot Alfie poses in front of the Oscars for their Mobile Ticket App II event in Liverpool

Arriva’s mobile movie theatre invited people to bring along their smart phones and get connected with the recently re-launched m-ticket, whilst learning more about how it can help them to enjoy a slicker, suaver and more hassle-free journey.

Offering a glamourous setting, complete with Oscars, red-carpet and paparazzi, the event provided passers-by with a demonstration of the app and its functions from a team of dedicated Arriva staff, who also offered assistance in downloading it to phones, whilst serving-up complimentary cinema snacks.

Stagecoach opens UK's first privately funded Park & Ride facility

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Stagecoach Manchester has opened Britain’s first privately-funded bus Park & Ride in Hazel Grove, Stockport, which is also the first facility of its kind in Greater Manchester.

The £3m investment reaffirms the key role the private sector play in maximising the transport and economic benefits for Greater Manchester ahead of devolution.

Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester and Martin Griffiths, Stagecoach Group chief executive

The new 400-space Park & Ride facility, which has a cycle parking space part-funded through Transport for Greater Manchester, will be served by a £12m fleet of 40 hybrid electric buses equipped with free WiFi.

Located on a stretch of the heavily-congested A6, the facility links Stockport and central Manchester and is expected to help remove 6,000 car journeys per month from the region’s roads.

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