Stagecoach launched 10 new ADL Enviro300s in Perth last week for its circular services 1 and 2.
The 41-seater single-deckers represent a £1.4m investment in the city, and offer free WiFi. The move follows the introduction of five similar vehicles in May for route 9.
The latest batch was launched at McDiarmid Park on Thursday (August 14)
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: “We wanted to introduce these new buses to the community. To celebrate the investment, we planned this family event to encourage people to come down and experience the new vehicles, learn more about the buses and the services we operate – but most importantly have some fun, completely free on one of the last days of the school holidays.”
McDiarmid Park was ideally located on the route, and Stagecoach offered a free upgrade to a weekly megarider. The launch also included a range of kids’ entertainment, free refreshments and giveaways.
Route 1 operates in a clockwise direction from the city centre to Letham and Tulloch and back to the city, while route 2 runs in the opposite direction from the city centre, via Tulloch then Letham and returning to the city centre. Both routes pass popular travel destinations such as Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth College, Tesco and of course the St Johnstone FC ground, McDiarmid Park. Both services run on a 10-minute Monday to Saturday daytime frequency, and every 30 minutes during the evenings and on Sundays.