In the first of two articles, CHRISTOPHER CARTER charts Stagecoach South West’s unique development of four Gold-branded routes linking some of the more populated parts of Devon

Alexander Dennis Enviro400-bodied Scania N230UD 15929 (YN63 BXB) leaving Torquay for Totnes and Plymouth in May 2015 on the un-numbered Gold service introduced nearly two years earlier. JOHN YOUNG

It is 10 years since Stagecoach cofounder Sir Brian Souter — ever the innovator — invested £2million of the group’s funds in trialling leather-seated luxury buses to woo the middle classes.

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