Stagecoach West Scotland together with East Ayrshire Councils Vibrant Communities and South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership have launched a new Youth Express bus. The bus which has been donated by Stagecoach West Scotland has been completely transformed by Stagecoach engineering staff based at the MacKinlay Place Depot in Kilmarnock from a 42 seater public service vehicle into a state of the art mobile Youth Club.
Funding from East Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council was used to equip the interior of the bus which features free Wifi, an Xbox One, a gaming PC , a projector, a Smart TV, bluetooth speakers and an Air Hockey Table. The bus which is booked through East and South Ayrshire Councils travels to events across Ayrshire providing a modern facility where young people can meet, socialise and use the equipment on board.
Representatives from Stagecoach West Scotland, East and South Ayrshire Councils and local school pupils launched the Youth Express on 2nd November 2016.