Monday 26 October 2020

Stagecoach to Help Families Discover Oxford This Half Term & New Oxford Fleet Additions

Stagecoach has announced the launch of a new scheme designed to help families in Swindon enjoy a staycation in Oxford.

The new Stagecoach Rewards scheme will provide exclusive discounts to customers.

With Stagecoach’s S6 service allowing customers to travel from Swindon to Oxford and back for just £7, there are a host of rewards on offer for those looking to experience a family day out in Oxfordshire.

Oxford Castle & Prison will be offering 15 percent off guided tours to Stagecoach customers as part of the scheme.

Visitors can get 15 percent off food and drink at Organic Deli Café & Wholefoods and an exclusive buy-one-get-one-free offer on coffee from Colombia Coffee Roasters.

The exclusive offers are part of national Stagecoach scheme that has been designed to support local attractions, retailers and restaurants, and encourage people to return safely to the activities they enjoyed before the pandemic.

New Fleet Additions

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has announced the roll out of its new fleet of 21 ADL Enviro400 buses will commence on 28th  October. The new buses worth over £5million will launch on the S1 and S2 routes, operating between Witney and Oxford.

It’s the first major upgrade since the gold fleet was launched 10 years ago.

Pictured (L-R): Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Managing Director, Chris Coleman, Commercial Director; Karen Coventry, Operations Director; Martin Gibbon, Chief Engineer; Terry Absalom.

The brand-new Stagecoach buses are being introduced as part of an £80million nationwide bus and coach investment. From 28th October two of the new buses will go into service with the remaining 19 being gradually added to the fleet, with completion set for November 2019.

Passengers using the S1 and S2 service will be able to enjoy brand new features including USB charging points, LED reading lights and on-board next stop announcements.

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire managing director Chris Coleman said: “Stagecoach in Oxfordshire is committed to investing in the latest technology to help lower our emissions and this is an important milestone for us in Oxfordshire.  We are able to combine greener and cleaner vehicles with additional features that provide the latest in passenger comfort.

“Our customers can now charge their devices, read with a reading light and be confident they won’t miss their stop with the on-board next stop announcements.”

The 21 new ADL MMC E400 double deck buses, which will be branded in standard Stagecoach livery, are built in the UK and will replace the current Stagecoach Gold fleet which were introduced in 2009.