Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Stagecoach launches 'Panda Express'

Stagecoach has launched new bus links to help the thousands of visitors flocking to Edinburgh Zoo to see its latest stars.
From Monday 27 February the Panda Express will run on two routes:
• Ayr- Prestwick-Kilmarnock-East Kilbride-Hamilton-Motherwell-Edinburgh
• Aberdeen-Dundee-Glenrothes-Kirkcaldy-Edinburgh
There will be one return service a day from each location, allowing passengers to arrive at the zoo in the morning and enjoy a day out before returning home in the afternoon. Children under 16 travel free, with one free child per adult.
Passengers travelling with the Panda Express during the week have the added bonus of a pre-arranged panda slot and discounted zoo entry included with their bus ticket, saving £4.50 on the standard adult entry price. Visitors travelling at weekends or on school holidays must pre-book their panda viewing slot and are charged the standard zoo admission price.
The new Panda Express services were officially launched at an event at Edinburgh Zoo  attended by Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group Non-Executive Director Ewan Brown and Hugh Roberts, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Zoo.