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07 Dec 2016
STAGECOACH INVESTS £2.43M IN NEW LUXURY COACHES FOR THEIR CUMNOCK TO GLASGOW ROUTE
Bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of eight new luxury coaches to operate on their popular X76 route between Cumnock, Kilmarnock and Glasgow. The vehicles were launched today (Wednesday 7th December 2016) by Stagecoach West Scotland Managing Director and Councillor Bobby McDill at an event at Dumfries House, Cumnock. Members from the Cumnock Community Action Plan, East Ayrshire's Vibrant Communities and Yipworld also attended the event.
The Volvo B11R/Plaxton Elite coaches which were built by Plaxton in Scarborough boast 61 comfortable leather seats, free Wifi, USB charging points, are fully accessible and meet the latest Euro emission standards.
This £2.43m investment in new vehicles is part of Stagecoach’s commitment to improving public transport across the West of Scotland.
Stagecoach has invested significantly in a wide-ranging digital strategy which has included the launch of a new website and Stagecoach Bus app as well as the planned roll-out of mobile ticketing and contactless payments across the UK.
Tom Bridge, Managing Director Stagecoach West Scotland said: “We're committed to improving public transport in West Scotland and I am therefore delighted to announce this investment in new vehicles for East Ayrshire. These vehicles offer a premium passenger experience and we hope will encourage more people to travel by bus in the future.”
Councillor Bobby McDill, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure said: “The new coaches are a superb addition to the Stagecoach fleet and it’s pleasing to see the company investing in making travel even better for their customers.
“The latest vehicles will make more people think about alternative forms of transport to the car and what better way to travel and protect the environment than in a brand new, state-of-the-art coach?”