Stagecoach Bus Station - Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 52° 08.258 W 000° 28.282
30U E 673045 N 5779361
Quick Description: This is Bedford Bus Station operated by Stagecoach.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:39:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM6DQN
Stagecoach describe themselves:
'Stagecoach is one of the largest bus operators in the UK and is playing a leading role in driving passenger growth on public transport across the country.
Stagecoach East carries over 6 million passengers a year and operates over 6 million miles in Bedfordshire, with 320 employees and a fleet of 128.
In the past 2 years we have introduced 26 brand new low floor easy access single deck buses onto the Bedford Town network, an investment of over 2.8 million, which feature step-free entrances, room for buggies and wheelchair access.
Stagecoach is committed to providing value for money bus travel offering a range of tickets to suit all our customers including our multi-million selling adult Megarider pass, specific to town, through to our County wide Megarider Gold pass.
Training and development is our foundation for delivering the high quality services that Stagecoach East offers. Nearly half of our drivers with the company either hold or are working towards an NVQ qualification, which is one of the best records of any operators in the country. Stagecoach East has an open relationship with its customers, always ensuring that avenues are open for passenger comment, feedback on services is encouraged and through this approach, customers can provide comments or suggestions direct to a senior manager within the company. We operate a level of customer service that ensures that all customers receive a reply within seven working days, often though this timescale is much less.
All our new staff are subject to Criminal Record Bureau checks and this shows our commitment to our customers safety whilst travelling on our services.'
There are several services which run from the station namely Jupiter - Bedford to Flitwick, Mars M1 and M2 - Bedford to Hitchin, Mars M3 and M4 - Bedford to Biggleswade, Mercury - Bedford to Kettering, Pluto - Bedford to Northampton, Saturn - Bedford to Luton, Venus - Bedford to Cranfield, Virgin Trains VT99 Raillink - Luton to Milton Keynes, X5 - Cambridge to Oxford and several services around the town centre and local villages.
Lyons, Sleeman and Hoare are the architects who designed the bus station, multi-storey car park and police station.
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