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Stagecoach Dennis Trident Donated to Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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Image provided by MoTGM Back in 1999, the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester held an ‘accessible transport’ event with help and displays to enable less-mobile visitors to sample the preserved buses whose high floors and steep steps made them hard to experience.  To highlight the progress being made, Stagecoach Manchester brought along the very first of its new generation of something called a ‘low floor’ double deck bus with no entrance steps and easier access. It was their number 612, a Dennis Trident 2 with Alexander ALX400 body, brand new and yet to enter service. Fast forward to 2021 and that very same bus is back in the Museum again – as a preserved exhibit, kindly donated by Stagecoach Manchester to represent the new generation of buses with better accessibility. After use as a driver trainer, at the age of 22 years, it enters the growing ranks of preserved buses from the turn of the century and in due course it’ll be painted into the iconic stripes livery. Museum Chairman De

Go North West Partners with Wood Street Mission for Festive Appeal

Manchester-based bus operator Go North West has partnered with local children’s charity, Wood Street Mission, to raise funds through a special appeal over the Christmas holidays. 

The bus operator has today 10th December 2020 released a video featuring bus drivers, engineers, and staff, alongside bus passengers and volunteers from Wood Street Mission, who came together to recite a very special rendition of the poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, by Clement Clarke Moore.

Set in various locations across Greater Manchester, the video production aims to celebrate the outstanding work that Wood Street Mission have been performing in the community for over 150 years from their base in the heart of the city centre. 

The charity supports low-income families across Manchester and Salford who are struggling to make ends meet – and their work is even more important at this time of year. Go North West have set an ambitious fundraising target of £1,500 for Wood Street Mission through their Christmas appeal.

Matt Harrison, Marketing and Communications Manager at Go North West, said: 

“Wood Street Mission is a fantastic, hard-working charity close to all of our hearts in Manchester. The work they do in our community is a vital lifeline for the families and projects which they support.

“Wood Street Mission relies on donations to support those families most in need of our help. With this year having been tougher than most for lots of reasons, we’re really proud to be supporting Wood Street through our Christmas appeal at such a crucial time, so please, jump on board and give what you can this Christmas”.

Donations can be made to Go North West’s Christmas Appeal for Wood Street Mission at justgiving.com/fundraising/gnwbus, and find out more about the work of the charity at woodstreetmission.org.uk/.

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