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Stagecoach Dennis Trident Donated to Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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

It’s time to squirt and go! Free Hand Sanitiser on Go North West Buses

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It’s time to squirt and go! Manchester-based bus operator Go North West are making bus travel across the city even safer, with the installation of hand sanitiser dispensers across their whole fleet.

All of Go North West’s 170-strong bus fleet operating across Greater Manchester are now fitted with a hand sanitiser dispenser in a safe area for customers to use as they board and leave the bus. Go North West become the first bus operator in the Manchester city area to make hand sanitiser available as standard.

Go North West carried out a trial in September 2020 to review the locations of the units, the hand sanitiser solution and to obtain feedback from customers.

Andy Wilson, Engineering Manager at Go North West said, 

“Making bus travel as safe as we can for everybody is our top priority. We were the first bus company in Manchester to go live with social distancing measures on our buses back at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, and the roll out of sanitiser on our buses is another step forward in reassuring our customers that buses are clean and safe”.

Jon Croxford, Operations and Commercial Director, said, 

“I’m delighted that we have now completed the rollout of these new hand sanitiser units, following a successful trial through the autumn. We received lots of great feedback about the dispensers throughout the trial, and the team have worked hard to now make sanitiser available across all our services for all of our customers”.


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