Stagecoach COP26 highlights include Police Scotland operation

Stagecoach Police Scotland

In a highlight for one of the UK’s largest bus operators, Stagecoach has delivered what it says is the largest mobilisation of police officers to happen in the UK at the COP26 summit.

The operation involved a hundred daily bus services driven by 200 drivers carrying police offers to and from the summit, supported by a 24-hour control room. In total, approximately 12,000 police offers reportedly travelled via Stagecoach buses to support the event sustainably. That removed an equivelant of 750 cars, Stagecoach says.

“This has been a fantastic achievement that we are all very proud of,” says Regional Director of Stagecoach in Scotland Sam Greer. “To take part in Scotland’s first ever major climate event, and to play such a huge role with transporting thousands of police officers every day has been a real highlight for Stagecoach.

“We’re very proud of our commitment to support Scotland’s net zero emissions ambitions by continuing to invest in modern cleaner buses, and it was great to be involved in providing a sustainable way of travelling for Scotland’s police forces.”

Stagecoach also worked with Alexander Dennis and Transport for London during the event to provide ten electric double-deck buses for the transport of world leaders during the first week of the conference. Dignitaries included Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.