Passengers see the light with new £10m fleet of glass topped buses

thisisoxfordshire: Martin Sutton, managing director of Tube and Stagecoach Oxfordshire with Martin Griffiths, chief executive of the Stagecoach Group, under the new roof. Picture: OX68509 David Fleming Buy this photo Martin Sutton, managing director of Tube and Stagecoach Oxfordshire with Martin Griffiths, chief executive of the Stagecoach Group, under the new roof. Picture: OX68509 David Fleming

BUS passengers will get to see the sky as Oxford Tube this week unveiled a new £10m fleet of buses topped with glass roofs.

The hi-tech vehicles will also feature 4G mobile internet, power and USB sockets, as well as a more environmentally-friendly exhaust system.

Managing director Martin Sutton said: “We have listened to customer feedback and worked to ensure the new coaches offer additional and improved facilities. This is now the most environmentally friendly way to travel between Oxford and London.”

It was also announced on the day that Stagecoach Oxford’s staff charity for the coming year would be supporting childrens’ hospice charity Helen and Douglas House.

Spokesman Hugh Thompson said: “As a charity providing dedicated care and support to local young people and their families, this partnership makes a lot of sense.

“We are looking forward to getting on board.”

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9:51am Fri 18 Jul 14

Deadwoodward says...

Hope they keep those glass tops clean on a regular basis!
Hope they keep those glass tops clean on a regular basis! Deadwoodward
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9:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

bart-on simpson says...

Anything's better than those headache inducing permanently-on LED light just above your head!
Anything's better than those headache inducing permanently-on LED light just above your head! bart-on simpson
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9:58am Sat 19 Jul 14

EMBOX2 says...

Won't stop them breaking down on the M40 all the time, though. Sorry, X90 all the way for me. Faster, more reliable, and goes to Baker St.
Won't stop them breaking down on the M40 all the time, though. Sorry, X90 all the way for me. Faster, more reliable, and goes to Baker St. EMBOX2
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