Friday 1 February 2019

Lothian Motorcoaches and Musselburgh Racecourse Partnership

Lothian Motorcoaches has announced a new partnership with Musselburgh Racecourse to operate free shuttle services for racegoers across 26 race meets including this weekend’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials.

Operating from Newcraighall and Wallyford train stations direct to the racecourse, the complimentary double deck vehicles featuring free Wi-Fi will provide a comfortable, clean and customer focussed service for the thousands of customers visiting the venue across 2019.

Willie Hamilton, Coaching and Touring Manager, Lothian Motorcoaches said: “Our team are fully committed to delivering high standards of service for each and every one of our customers and our partners. In the last seven months we have evolved our customer offering, invested heavily in our fleet and built key relationships with businesses across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond.

“Musselburgh Racecourse is a VisitScotland 5 star venue and we are delighted to be able to work in partnership with them to provide their complimentary shuttle services for the thousands of racegoers travelling to the track.”

Philip Duncan, Operations Manager, Musselburgh Racecourse said: “We strive to make the visitor experience at Musselburgh as enjoyable as possible and what better way to start a day at the races than being transported from local railway stations in comfort?

“Working in partnership with Lothian Motorcoaches, we are adding value for racegoers who will enjoy a quick, efficient and free transfer to and from Musselburgh.”

Lothian Motorcoaches 
launched in June 2018, is a subsidiary of Lothian, to provide bespoke Day Trips across Scotland, as well as private hire services specialising in high-end corporate hire, events and weddings.

Initially they launched with five new 14-metre tri-axle Plaxton Panther 3’s, liveried in charcoal grey. The bespoke coaches have 61 seats in a charcoal version of Lothian’s unique moquette.

They also have three fully refurbished Van Hool Acrons in the same livery and specification, and for shorter transfers such as the Musselburgh contract, ten Wrights Gemini double-deck buses which have been brought up to coach specification, including a refit with high-back, seats with seatbelts.