Sunday, 14 July 2013

Citylink Gold

Stagecoach has announced that it is to launch a new luxury coach service in Scotland.
From 19 July, a new Citylink Gold service will operate – between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with four departures in each direction Monday to Saturday and three services each way on Sundays. Most services will also call at Ferrytoll Park&Ride, Kinross Park&Ride, Perth Broxden and Dundee .
The new route is being operated through Scottish Citylink, a joint venture between Stagecoach and international transport group ComfortDelGro. Tickets for the new services can be booked at
The services will operate on state-of-the-art coaches which boast luxury leather seats, power sockets, free Wi-Fi and a toilet. The specially designed vehicles have 54 seats.
Customer service hosts will provide passengers with first-class at-seat rail-style service, with complimentary hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
The launch follows the success of the existing Citylink Gold services which link Glasgow with Aberdeen and Inverness.

Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director of Stagecoach’s UK Coach division said: “Our current Citylink Gold services in Scotland have proved extremely popular so we are delighted to be expanding the network. This new link between Edinburgh and Aberdeen will provide customers with a new luxury travel option.
“More and more people are making coach travel their number one transport choice. These new services offer a comfortable and stress-free journey that takes passengers right to the heart of the city and lets them enjoy luxury travel at affordable prices.”
Scottish Citylink launched its existing Citylink Gold services in 2010. Research carried out in 2011 showed that, during the first year of operation, 36% of passengers previously travelled by car, with 31% previously taking the train.

The survey showed that 94% of customers said that Citylink Gold offered value for money while nine out of 10 passengers were satisfied/very satisfied with the punctuality of the service.