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Flagship express service gets major upgrade

15 January 2020 #Bus and Coach #News #TNB News

One of Europe’s most frequent express coach services – the Citylink 900 between Glasgow and Edinburgh – has been upgraded with 18 new Plaxton Panorama double decker coaches.

Delivered to Scottish Citylink and its contracted operators, the luxurious new coaches were ordered in response to a 12% uplift in passenger numbers over the past two years.

Replacing single deckers, the new Plaxton Panoramas have 79 seats with generous legroom and greater comfort levels than ever before. On-board amenities include fold-down tables, reading lights, mobile device holders and USB and wireless chargers at every seat. On the lower deck, seating is provided around two tables with integrated wireless device charging.

The 18 coaches are operated on behalf of Scottish Citylink by Stagecoach West Scotland and Park’s of Hamilton.

With more than 140 journeys directly connecting the centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow in little over an hour every day, Citylink’s 900 route is one of Europe’s most frequent express coach services. Coaches depart every 15 minutes during the day and hourly throughout the night.

Robert Andrew, Stagecoach Regional Director for Scotland, said, “The 900 service has been one of our flagship routes for over 30 years and it continues to go from strength to strength, providing a reliable, affordable and high quality service for millions of people every year travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“This investment is further evidence of our belief in the future of coach travel in Scotland. Our coaches on this route cover over 2.5 million miles each year, and we are proud to be introducing these luxury high-specification coaches for our customers.”

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