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 .http://www.citylinkgold.co.uk/
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.
“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.