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29 Jun 2018
Stagecoach East Scotland have invested over £2.5m into the new Enviro 200 MMC buses for their fleet in North East Fife.
The vehicles will operate on the busy Taylink 99 route, which runs regularly between Dundee and St Andrews, as well as providing a town service within St Andrews.
The spend will improve the journey quality for the passengers travelling on the popular Taylink 99. The new buses offer the latest in luxury bus travel with high-backed leather seats, free wi-fi access and USB charging points. They also have Euro VI engines, the best environmental engine standards available today, helping to reduce emissions even more and improve air quality across North East Fife and in the city of Dundee.
The Taylink 99 offers travel across St Andrews, linking the Community Hospital, student accommodation and retail opportunities in the centre, as well as up to 6 trips per hour to Dundee. The route also stops at Leuchars rail station, offering frequent connections for rail travellers, and stops at Dundee rail station and bus station.
Dundee and St Andrews bus stations also host a large number of bus and coach services for onward connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.
Paul Thomas, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: "Our latest investment in these 15 brand new buses demonstrates our continued commitment to improving bus travel for the communities we serve. The buses have arrived in time for the busy summer months and we look forward to welcoming on board; commuters, students, local travellers and the many visitors flocking to Dundee and St Andrews in the coming months!"
The investment by Stagecoach marks a timely improvement to the public transport network, prior to some major cultural developments on the route - the opening of the long anticipated V&A in Dundee being the must-see attraction for Scotland, opening in September.
Mr Thomas added: "We're putting these buses on the roads as soon as we receive them so that our customers can make the most of the summer months in comfort and style, visiting some of the many attractions and facilities available in the local area."
Five of the buses have hit the roads this week and the remaining 10 will be used on the Taylink 99 route over the coming weeks.
Customers can plan a journey on this route by visiting stagecoachbus.com or using the Stagecoach Bus app. Tickets, real-time information and service updates are also available on the web and app.