STAGECOACH WEST SCOTLAND’S NEW YOUTH EXPRESS MOBILE YOUTH CLUB TAKES TO THE ROADS

14th November 2016 By 0 Comments

OPG is proud to supply fleet branding graphics to Stagecoach West Scotland and were delighted to contribute to this worthy project.

As Scotland’s only 3M Platinum Partner, we considered this to be an excellent opportunity to showcase 3M Envision PVC-Free wrapping films to brand this bus.

We are grateful to 3M for contributing their flagship film, which we printed & converted using eco-friendly inks; all in accordance with our ISO14001 BSI certified environmental management system.

Simply put, these eco-friendly, durable graphics will look amazing for years to come.

STAGECOACH WEST SCOTLAND’S NEW YOUTH EXPRESS MOBILE YOUTH CLUB TAKES TO THE ROADS

Joint partnership between Stagecoach West Scotland, East Ayrshire Councils Vibrant Communities and South Ayrshire Council Community Safety Partnership Modern mobile youth club to be used by communities across Ayrshire.

The Youth Express bus which was launched recently at an event at Ayrshire College’s new Kilmarnock Campus is a mobile youth club where young people from communities across Ayrshire can socialise, surf the web or play the latest video games.

The Youth Express project has been in operation for over 10 years and is a partnership between Stagecoach West Scotland, East Ayrshire Councils Vibrant Communities and South Ayrshire Councils Community Safety Partnership. The current Youth Express bus was launched in 2011 however due to ever changing technology a new more modern bus with disabled access was required to meet the needs of the communities it served.

The MAN ALX300 which has been donated by Stagecoach West Scotland has been completely transformed by Stagecoach engineering staff based at their MacKinlay Place Depot in Kilmarnock from a 42 seater public service vehicle into a state of the art mobile Youth Club.

Funding from East Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council was used to equip the interior of the bus which features free Wifi, an Xbox One, a gaming PC , a projector, a Smart TV, bluetooth speakers and an Air Hockey Table. The bus which is booked through East and South Ayrshire Councils travels to events across Ayrshire providing a modern facility where young people can meet, socialise and use the equipment on board. Vehicle Graphic company OPG from Lesmahagow provided part sponsorship of the vehicle graphics.

Stagecoach West Scotland Managing Director, Tom Bridge said: “We’re delighted to continue our involvement in the Youth Express partnership. Our engineering team based at our Kilmarnock depot have taken a service bus right back to the frame and re-fitted it panel by panel transforming it into a fantastic space for young people across Ayrshire to meet. With access to free wifi and the latest gaming devices we hope it will prove popular in the local communities it will serve.”

Carol Nisbet, Director of Learning and Skills at Ayrshire College, said “The Youth Bus Express is a fantastic venture and we were thrilled to host the launch of the new bus at our recently opened Kilmarnock Campus on Hill Street. The bus will bring tremendous benefits to the communities of Ayrshire – particularly rural communities – and with the wealth of exciting equipment on board it is sure to engage with so many Ayrshire pupils and students.