A new luxury coach link to North East Scotland has been launched by Stagecoach Bluebird and Stagecoach East Scotland.
The route is serviced by a fleet of six new Plaxton Elite-bodied Volvo B9s. On-board facilities include a WC, a wheelchair lift, free Wi-Fi, leather seats and CCTV.
The new coaches were unveiled on September 5 atStonehaven Market Square and Arbroath Harbour.
The vehicles have been branded in the locally-known ‘coastrider’ theme, and are being used on the new X7 route between Aberdeen and Dundee, serving Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath providing a limited stop, direct coach link. The route operates hourly, Mondays to Saturdays and every two hours on Sundays.
A day’s travel on the X7 costs £12.50, with weekly tickets at £36. Stagecoach Scotland MD Sam Greer, said: “The new vehicles offer a greener, smarter travel option, added luxury with leather seats, free mobile charging power points, climate control and panoramic views.
“The new ticket range also makes it even simpler and more cost effective to use the coach, with discounts to be seen by many who already rely on our services.”
The route began operation on September 12.