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13 Jul 2020
The company's operations across Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perthshire have been shortlisted for the prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year award at the Scottish Transport Awards. This follows on from last year where the team won the Public Transport Operator of the Year award in June 2019.
Popular airport service JET747 has been acknowledged in the Best Bus Service category, recognising the considerable improvements made to the route since launching in 2006.
The company are also in the running for the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year award, for their excellent efforts and going over and above during Storm Ciara and the closure of the Queensferry Crossing in February 2020.
Stagecoach East Scotland operates local bus and coach services across Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus and into Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Aberdeen. The company employs over 1300 employees from 9 depots across the region and carry around 32 million passengers per year.
In a recent bus passenger survey by Transport Focus, Stagecoach East Scotland achieved the highest satisfaction score of any operator in the UK at 97%.
Douglas Robertson, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: "I’m extremely proud that we have been shortlisted for these three awards. It’s a testament to the hard work our team at East Scotland carry out, every day. To be shortlisted for the Public Transport Operator of the Year award again just goes to show that the team here is consistently providing the best possible service to our customers and hopefully can retain our title.”
Winners are due to be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow in September. Check out the full Scottish Transport Awards shortlist.