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.”