Coronavirus Update Close

We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. Please check our latest timetables for more information.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. You can keep up to date checking our main Coronavirus page.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland.

Stagecoach

£1.6M Investment in luxury new coaches for Stagecoach X74 express route

14 Dec 2015

Stagecoach West Scotland have today (Monday 14th December 2015) launched 5 new vehicles on their X74 express route which serves  Dumfries, Beattock, Moffat, Lesmahagow, Hamilton and Glasgow.  One of the new vehicles was unveiled at a launch event in Queensberry Square, Dumfries this afternoon  to showcase the new vehicles and provide route information and giveaways to people within the local community. 

The route will continue to run 7 days per week up to every hour Monday to Saturday and 3 hourly on Sundays providing a vital link to Glasgow.

The Plaxton Elitei coaches have free wi-fi, power sockets, air conditioning, an on board toilet and leather reclining seats for up to 68 passengers and 1 wheelchair. The vehicles also have additional luggage space and bike racks for up to 5 bikes.

Tom Bridge, Managing Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said: "These 5 new vehicles will provide additional capacity and improved comfort for passengers travelling on the route.  We’re delighted to offer leather reclining seats, free wi-fi, power sockets and air conditioning to make journeys more enjoyable and offer a quality alternative to the car. It's important that we continue investing in our fleet across West Scotland and make improvements wherever we can to provide luxury travel for our passengers and encourage more people to travel by bus."

Tom McAughtrie, Chairman of SWestrans said “One of the key objectives in our Regional Transport Strategy is to provide fast, safe and reliable journey opportunities from our region to Glasgow as a national economic centre.  This investment by Stagecoach in additional capacity and high quality vehicles is welcomed and will greatly improve this robust and frequent transport link.”




X74 New Vehicle launch