Cross-border services restart for megabus

Stagecoach has restarted its cross-border megabus operation following the reopening of many parts of the leisure and hospitality sector in Scotland and England. It will initially run two services each day between Glasgow and London. The move follows the reintroduction of services in England from 3 July.

The cross-border services will run between Buchanan bus station, Glasgow and Victoria coach station and link towns and cities across England including Preston, Manchester (including Manchester airport), and Birmingham.

An additional daily service will operate between Manchester and London serving Manchester airport.

The operator has also reinstated a number of services across England including London, Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norwich and Heathrow.

Mark Venables, managing director, megabus, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to be getting our coaches back on the road, and to be reinstating cross-border services from 15 July, to help reunite people with friends and family, as well as taking people across the country for staycations and day trips.

 “With the extra safety measures, we have to make sure that our services are Covid-19 secure, and with customers following all the government guidance in place, people can have confidence in travelling with us.

“Public transport will continue to play a crucial role in the country’s recovery ahead. As well as helping to restart our economy, it is vital in bringing normality back to many areas of our daily lives, keeping families and communities connected and contributing towards a safer, cleaner and healthier nation.”