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14 Apr 2022
Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest bus and coach operator, is working with Transport Scotland to offer free travel to people from Ukraine arriving into Scotland to help them to reach their final destinations.
Free travel will be offered across all Stagecoach’s bus, coach and tram services across England and Scotland (including megabus and Scottish Citylink). The scheme is now live and complements the offer being made across many other bus and rail services across the country to provide safe and free passage for Ukrainians.
Stagecoach has worked with the Scottish Government to ensure that the scheme is as simple as possible.
People from Ukraine who have entered the UK will be able to travel for free on Stagecoach’s services by showing their Ukraine passport and a boarding pass or ticket showing arrival into the UK, and they will have 48 hours from arrival in the UK to complete their journey.
Sam Greer, Regional Director Scotland for Stagecoach, said: “We are proud to be playing our part in helping people who have been forced to flee from the war in Ukraine by working with government to give free travel across our services in Scotland and England.
“We have been shaken to see the events occurring in Ukraine and our teams rightly want to play their part in making sure that people can get to safety as quickly as possible.”