ADL’s Plaxton coach brand has delivered 18 Panorama double-deck coaches to Scottish Citylink and its contracted operators to upgrade the Citylink 900 route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Following 12 per cent passenger growth over the last two years, Scottish Citylink has increased the capacity of its flagship service between Scotland’s two biggest cities with a new fleet of double-deck coaches.
Replacing single-deckers, the new Plaxton Panoramas have 79 seats with generous legroom and improved comfort levels. On-board amenities include fold-down tables, reading lights, mobile device holders and USB and wireless chargers at every seat. On the lower deck, seating is provided around two tables with integrated wireless device charging.
The 18 coaches are operated on behalf of Scottish Citylink by Stagecoach West Scotland and Parks of Hamilton. At £7million, they represent Scotland’s largest investment in a coach fleet replacement.
Robert Andrew, Stagecoach regional director Scotland, says: “The 900 service has been one of our flagship routes for over 30 years and it continues to go from strength to strength, providing a reliable, affordable and high quality service for millions of people every year travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
“This investment is further evidence of our belief in the future of coach travel in Scotland. Our coaches on this route cover over 2.5 million miles each year, and we are proud to be introducing these luxury high-specification coaches for our customers.”