Stagecoach wants to deliver golden service for Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 November 2015

Exmouth Mayor cllr Maddy Chapman and Town Crier Roger Bourgein joined Bob Dennison-the MD of Stagecoach SW to launch the new Gold Stagecoach bus service which features free wi-fi and USB charging points and will be on the 57 route between Exmouth and Exeter. Ref exe 7072-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Mayor cllr Maddy Chapman and Town Crier Roger Bourgein joined Bob Dennison-the MD of Stagecoach SW to launch the new Gold Stagecoach bus service which features free wi-fi and USB charging points and will be on the 57 route between Exmouth and Exeter. Ref exe 7072-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Stagecoach is promising customers in Exmouth a first-class service after spending £2.1 million on a fleet of 10 new buses.

The buses feature free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and leather seats.

The revamped 57 service, which launched on Monday, will connect Exeter, Exmouth, Lympstone, Topsham and Brixington with buses every 15 minutes, seven days a week.

Cllr Stuart Hughes, Devon’s cabinet member for highways and transportation, hopes the launch will encourage more people to use public transport.

He said: “Buses like these will encourage more people to use public transport and again demonstrates the effective partnership approach between the company and the council.”

Cllr Mark Williamson, chairman of the Exmouth Transport Partnership, believes the revamped 57 service will benefit the town’s economy.

He said: “The new fleet is excellent news for the many frequent travellers on this popular service.

“It will be particularly welcomed by those who use the 57 daily for work and can look forward to a comfortable ride home at the end of a long day. The new buses also add value to our many thousands of visitors, connecting our wonderful seaside resort with the ancient city of Exeter.”

Stagecoach has also introduced a new timetable to maintain the frequency of buses across the town.

People were given the opportunity on Saturday and Monday in Exeter and Exmouth to look around the new buses.

The first 50 visitors at each roadshow could have claimed a golden ticket for a day’s free travel on the service.

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