23 Mar 2018
From 25th March Stagecoach Yorkshire’s service 54 will be extended to serve Alfreton and McArthurGlen East Midlands every hour Monday to Saturday. The Stagecoach 56 service, which runs almost hourly, will also be rerouted to serve the outlet via Alfreton and Chesterfield Monday to Saturday.
The shopping centre, part of the McArthurGlen group, is the leading designer outlet in the Midlands. Shoppers can pick up their favourite labels from brands such as Gap, Kurt Geiger, Levi’s, Radley and Lacoste. Additionally, McArthurGlen East Midlands, on Mansfield Road, South Normanton, is home to several cafés and restaurants, a children’s play area and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Paul Tyler, centre manager, said: “The extended Stagecoach services are fantastic news for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet East Midlands. With more than 65 stores to discover, each offering savings of up to 60 per cent on premium and designer brands, we are now able to welcome new and existing shoppers to the centre through a range of transport options.
“Additionally, the extended service is great news ahead of the Easter break, which we expect to be one of the centre’s busiest this year.”
John Young, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Whether our customers are shoppers looking for the latest labels, friends and family meeting for a leisurely lunch at the food court or commuters going to work, this new travel option will ensure more people in Derbyshire are now able to visit this great shopping destination.
“Customers don’t have to worry about parking and can instead make the most of our charging points and free on-board Wifi to go online for gift ideas or fashion inspiration while travelling to the outlet.
“We are always looking for ways to enhance our services and connectivity and this new direct service to East Midlands Designer Outlet follows the launch last summer of our popular direct service to Fox Valley Shopping Centre in Sheffield, as well as our new bus service to Lakeside Village in Doncaster.”
Stagecoach will also be improving connections to Alfreton from March 25. Those working in Chesterfield will benefit from a more regular service from Alfreton with three buses an hour, while the introduction of the 55a service on Sundays will ensure journeys seven days a week.
Single fares start from just £1 while the megarider Gold means passengers can get around Derbyshire on Stagecoach services for £22 a week. Stagecoach has also introduced a contactless payments system throughout South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, as well as smart ticketing, a new website and smartphone app, and mobile ticketing.