Day two on #AYearOfBuses takes us to Merseyside – it’s Stagecoach’s recently-upgraded X2, running every 30 mins between Preston, Southport and Liverpool.
In 2018, Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire splashed out £4 million for a fleet of brand new Enviro400MMCs for the X2, featuring deluxe e-leather seats, tables, LED reading lights, free WiFi and more.
Speaking at their launch, Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “The new buses being introduced on the X2 route are a first for the business and we’re delighted to be launching them. We have worked closely with the design and engineering teams to incorporate a range of new features, which will make the passenger experience even more enjoyable.
“The new features will also enable people to use their time on the bus more productively, should they choose to do so. We have installed LED reading lights and seat tables as well as free on-board Wi-Fi so passengers can go online and connect with friends during the journey.