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New JET747 buses hit the road

30 Nov 2017

Stagecoach East Scotland have introduced 6 brand new luxury buses into the fleet to operate on the Fife to Edinburgh Airport service.

All six of the new vehicles will operate on the busy JET747 route, which links the East of Scotland with Edinburgh Airport.

The six new vehicles have been put on the road this week on the JET747 route, which stops at Halbeath park and ride, Inverkeithing rail station and Ferrytoll park and ride, en route to Scotland's busiest airport.

Stagecoach increased the journey frequency on the route back in April this year, allowing customers to travel to Edinburgh Airport up to every 20 minutes from Fife, to cater for increased demand for the route.  The company has invested £1m into the 6 new buses which now provide more seats and even more luggage space following customer feedback. 

The new Alexander Dennis, E200 MMC buses have been branded in the recognisable  'JET747' livery to be easily spotted on the road and are in service in plenty time for journeys to/from Edinburgh Airport during the busy festive period.

Paul Thomas, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: "I'm delighted to welcome these six new buses into our East Scotland fleet, especially on our ever busy Edinburgh Airport route. These buses allow customers easy, hassle free transport to Edinburgh Airport, leaving the car behind they set off on their holidays, with passengers dropped off right outside the terminal building."

The new buses have a range of modern features including leather seats, USB power sockets, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, a large luggage hold and extra spacing between seating rows to allow smaller bags and cases to be placed in front of the passenger's seat.

The JET747 service is not the only airport service Stagecoach offers, the Express JET Connect service also provides great value travel option to reach Glasgow Airport, commencing at St Andrews and also serving Cupar, Glenrothes, Halbeath P&R and Dunfermline. 

Mr Thomas added: "We offer a great range of tickets to get to the airport, from a single ticket for a one off journey, to a day return and period return, ideal for holidaymakers, which is valid to use within 28 days.  For those making onward journeys we also offer some transfer fares or our range of dayrider and megarider tickets offer unlimited travel in zones across East Scotland."

Journeys from Fife to Edinburgh Airport run 24 hours a day, with both Halbeath park and ride and Ferrytoll park and ride remaining staffed until midnight, but open to cars 24/7.

Timetables the JET747 route are available to download here and customers can also use the online journey planner and live bus times to track their journey.