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“First bus, last bus!”

published 22/04/2005

ProYou can get to places that you want (sometimes), r...

Consvery expensive, lack of knowldge, manners

My experience of first provincial is not good. Living in Portsmouth, there are two bus companies, First and Stagecoach, neither are excellent, though each have their own merits and advantages. The vehicles These can vary from journey to journey, you could have a brand new omnicity (new last...

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Satisfactory

ProUseful as a last resort if you cannot afford a tax...

ConsBuses often late, Some drivers need to calm down, ...

For my first Ciao op you would think that I would discuss something more engaging wouldn't you? However, this company has been responsible for ferrying my good self to School / 6th form College for several years. As such there is a sense of need on my part to pass judgement on a company that has...

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Super

ProUsually on time, reliable

ConsStaff can be rude, prices creeping up slowly

Stagecoach are one of the leading providers of public transport in the UK. Within my town, Stagecoach are the company that currently provide me with travel and I have to say they offer a competent service. ** The buses ** There are a large amount of well maintained buses and coaches in...

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Satisfactory

ProBuses run, some drivers plesent, local service is ...

ConsFrequently late, some drivers rude, unreliable

This review covers two aspects of stagecoach service in South Wales. Firstly the local service in Merthyr Tydfil. I use this service occasionally for short trips from my house to Merthyr town centre and back using services 80 or 81. As a rule I find these services to be prompt and quick, although...

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Super

ProFrequent service

ConsSometimes dirty

You think that at last you have escaped the UK and that you will be able to relax and forget your troubles which can be left behind in Britain. But if you want to escape British commercialism and all of its large companies, you’re in for a letdown. For the recommendation is that you catch...

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Satisfactory

“Stagecoach are slow coaches”

published 26/09/2003

Proquicker than walking sometimes, my dad drives ffor...

Consthe price, nightbus service

I rely on public transport to get me about most of the time. Sometimes I am lucky enough to get a lift with my housemate Frank but most of the time it is either Shank’s Pony or the No 50 bus kindly provided by Mr. Souter of stagecoach. So are Stagecoach Manchester any good or am I left champing...

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Satisfactory

“Expensive and unreliable”

published 15/03/2001

ProSometimes you can actually get to your destination...

ConsExpensive and unreliable

Stagecoach! Pah! Like most areas the deregulation of bus services some years ago led to a multitude of different bus companies running services within the same area. Where I live (Surrey) we have as our main bus companies Arriva, Stagecoach, Green Line and Safeguard. Stagecoach sticks out like a...

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Satisfactory

ProIt shows you what good customer service is.

ConsEverything else!

I have in recent weeks had to use the branch of Stagecoach that is closest to me, that being in North Devon - I have made use of them periodically over the tears also. Not really quite knowing where I was going, I therefore had to rely on the goodwill of the locals or the drivers to help me - and...

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Not for me

“Rip off!!!”

published 26/09/2000

ProGets you from 'a' to 'b'

Conscost is far too much

Recently, the bus and metro fares have nearly doubled. A few weeks ago, a childfare was 25p all the time but now it's gone up to 40p after 7pm, weekends and school holidays so you can only get the 25p fare when you're at school which is a waist of time. This is rediculous considering the fact...

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Satisfactory

“One day I will get sacked”

published 19/04/2001

Procheap bus pass.

Constakes too long, unreliable service

I have been using Stagecoach buses for work for over 3 years now. At first they used to be reliable. The bus I used was the X43 to Manchester, I got off at Burnley Bus Station and had 15minutes left to get a coffee before work. I buy a weekly rover which costs £8.50, this gets me to work and back...

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Satisfactory

“Sit down and shut up”

published 18/02/2002

ProThey're not as bad as you think, fairly reliable, ...

ConsSome surly drivers, buses are powered by apathy an...

I'll be honest....I don't think Stagecoach is actually that bad. I know they've got one hell of a reputation, and yeah, some of it's true, but in my experience, they've never actually been monumentally awful. I mean, they get me from A to B, only occasionally detouring through point C whilst the...

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Not for me

“A second rate service”

published 09/11/2007

ProBuses have seats

ConsPoor service, old buses, grumpy drivers, unreliabl...

We live about ten miles outside Aberdeen & although I drive my wife doesn't, so her only means of public transport is Stagecoach buses. We are all encouraged to leave the car at home & use public transport, I only wish one of those worthless politicians who keeps reminding us about it came &...

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Satisfactory

ProCan be sure not to be turned off a bus

Conswaste of time money and paperwork

My daughter was thirteen last May and has begun to worry that she might be turned off the school bus, operated by First Provincial, for not having enough bus fare. So I thought I should enquire about an "under 16 bus pass" to prove she was entitled to half fares. We had to get passport...

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Good

ProScottish / British. Large.

ConsLarge! It got political.

Stagecoach is a controversial company. It has had its wrist well and truly slapped by various official Fair Trade organisations. The chairman and founder of the company has given millions of pounds to support an action group committed to keep homosexuality banned from sex education in Scottish...

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Satisfactory

“Irresponsible drivers”

published 03/04/2001

ProReasonable prices

ConsSome irresponsible drivers, poor customer service

I'll be getting a reputation as a bus spotter - this is my second opinion on the subject, I can assure you this isn't the case! Stagecoach, owned by millionaire Brian Souter (who fronted the campaign to retain Section 28), is a large UK wide firm, running bus services both long and short distance...

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