LETTER: Getting hot under the collar

The report on Stagecoach Buses’ green campaign to tackle climate change is a typical example of public relations hot air.

On at least three occasions last week (June 6 to June 11) when I travelled on Stagecoach buses to and from Eastbourne the heating was on full blast.

These were days when the temperature was at least 20C (68F) and the sun was shining.

All the windows were open and the buses were uncomfortably hot – in fact some passengers were sitting in the seats nearest the aisles because the heaters at floor level by the walls of the bus were piping hot.

In the past when I’ve mentioned to Stagecoach drivers that the heating is on they reply that there is nothing they can do about it as they cannot switch it off.

No wonder many people prefer to travel in their air-conditioned cars rather than cook on a Stagecoach bus.

Geoffrey Bateman

Upperton Road

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