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Stagecoach orders 415 buses from Alexander Dennis

StagecoachFalkirk-based Alexander Dennis will build 415 buses for transport group Stagecoach as part of a £97 million order.

Stagecoach needs 480 buses and coaches in total. Volvo and Mercedes Benz will build the remainder of the order.

The company will invest £10m in buses for London and about £4.5m in coaches for its megabus.com operations.

Stagecoach said it had invested more than £1 billion in new buses and coaches since 2006-07.

Stagecoach chief executive Martin Griffiths said: “We are investing in state-of-the-art, cleaner, greener vehicles, digital technology and smart ticketing to raise the bar and deliver an even higher standard of service.

“These latest vehicle orders are an important part of our strategy to encourage even more people to take the bus.”

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