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‘Stormtroopers’ travel faster by bus on the new Arriva Sapphire 263 service

04 April 16

Arriva Sapphire bus with 'stormtroopers'

Stretford Mall played host to a variety of VIP’s on Friday 1st April when Arriva launched its new Sapphire buses.

In addition to local MPs and Councillors, as well as Arriva’s own Alfie, the Stormtrooper lookalikes were keen to climb on board and see what the fuss was about.

The Sapphire 263 service operates between Altrincham and Manchester city centre, calling at Broadheath, Sale, Stretford, Old Trafford and the University and offers customers a first-class journey experience. All vehicles are equipped with power points to charge phones and lap-tops, free WiFi, audio visual stop announcements and extra-comfy seating for customers.

Both current and potential passengers gave the new vehicles the thumbs up. Here are a few images highlighting the events of the day as well as showing off the luxurious Sapphire interior.

Various images of Arriva Sapphire 263 launch in Stretford


Route and timetable details here.