24 Sep 2016
STAGECOACH LAUNCH NEW WEEKEND SILVERBURN SERVICE
Stagecoach West Scotland is delighted to announce the introduction of a new route that will directly connect Silverburn shopping centre with Ayr, Prestwick, Kilmarnock and Fenwick in Ayrshire, and with Cambuslang, Drumsagard, Blantyre and Hamilton in South Lanarkshire.
This will be the first service that connects all of these areas to Silverburn by public transport and will be operated on a fully commercial basis by Stagecoach West Scotland.
The route called the X17 will commence operation on Saturday 15th October, operating an hourly service every Saturday and Sunday during the day. Luxury double decker coaches already used on the X77 will be used on the route and will offer a relaxed journey with comfortable seating and free Wifi.
Services will depart from Ayr Bus Station from 9am every Saturday and Sunday morning with the last departure for Ayr leaving Silverburn at 1940 in the evening.
Stagecoach West Scotland Managing Director, Tom Bridge said: "We’re delighted to offer a new route for people living in Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire which connects them to the hugely popular Silverburn shopping centre.
Shopping habits are changing from traditional high streets to out of town retail parks and we must change our services to meet our changing customer demands. We believe there is a demand for this type of service particularly for those who don’t have access to a car and therefore have restricted access to these types of outlets.
Silverburn has grown in size year on year and is so much more than a shopping centre having several restaurants as well as a cinema. It has become an important leisure destination and we hope our new X17 service will prove popular in the local communities it will serve.”
Click for X17 timetable.