Stagecoach East Scotland has introduced six new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMCs to operate on its 24hr Jet 747 park-&-ride service connecting Fife to Edinburgh Airport service.
The six new vehicles were put on the road last week on the route, which stops at Halbeath park-&-ride, Inverkeithing railway station and Ferrytoll park-&-ride, en route to Scotland’s busiest airport.
Stagecoach increased the journey frequency on the route back in April this year, allowing customers to travel to Edinburgh Airport up to every 20min from Fife, to cater for increased demand for the route. It has invested £1million into the 6 new buses, which replace Optare Versas and Alexander Dennis Enviro300s
Paul Thomas, managing director, Stagecoach East Scotland, says: “I’m delighted to welcome these six new buses into our East Scotland fleet, especially on our ever busy Edinburgh Airport route. These buses allow customers easy, hassle free transport to Edinburgh Airport, leaving the car behind they set off on their holidays, with passengers dropped off right outside the terminal building.”
They have leather seats, USB power sockets, air-conditioning, free WiFi access, a large luggage hold and extra spacing between seating rows to allow smaller bags and cases to be placed in front of the passenger’s seat.
Stagecoach also offers the X24 Express Jet Connect service between Fife and Glasgow Airport, starting at St Andrews and also serving Cupar, Glenrothes, Halbeath P&R and Dunfermline.
Mr Thomas adds: “We offer a great range of tickets to get to the airport, from a single ticket for a one off journey, to a day return and period return, ideal for holidaymakers, which is valid to use within 28 days. For those making onward journeys we also offer some transfer fares or our range of DayRider and Megarider tickets offer unlimited travel in zones across East Scotland.”