East Coast opens Travelshop in Musselburgh

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Nigel Serafini, Lothian Commercial Director; Mark Heritage, General Manager East Coast Buses; Councillor Norman Hampshire, East Lothian Council; Cheryl Turner, Sales and Information Assistant, East Coast Buses and Andrew McLellan, East Lothian Council

East Coast Buses has announced the opening of its new ‘Travelshop’ in Musselburgh town centre, East Lothian.

The Travelshop is intended to highlight the company’s commitment to its high street presence – and ‘reaffirm its dedication to the local community’.

Those who visit the shop can ask for advice on journeys, as well as purchase tickets for East Coast and Lothian services.

To celebrate the shop’s opening on May 21, East Coast staff handed out pastries to customers in and around Musselburgh.

Mark Heritage, General Manager at East Coast Buses, commented: “Our continued and ongoing investment in East Coast buses has seen significant improvements for both the East Lothian community and our staff.

“Our dedicated team now provide a comprehensive and great travel experience for over 70,000 customers per week across East Lothian.

“As our business grows, the opening of our new Travelshop in Musselburgh, together with our current city centre Lothian shops, will ensure we have a strong high street presence where our customers can find the information they require at their convenience in a modern, comfortable and welcoming environment.”

Cllr Norman Hampshire, East Lothian Council, added: “Since it first started operation in 2016 East Coast Buses has proved to be a very welcome addition to our county, providing a lifeline for the community across East Lothian.

“Transport plays a key role in the area providing vital links and services for residents and visitors of all ages and contributing to the success of the wider economy.

“It is extremely encouraging to see further investment by way of a retail high street presence.

“The opening of this new Travelshop follows on from major garage refurbishment at Musselburgh and highlights East Coast Buses’ ongoing commitment to delivering a fantastic service for its staff and customers.”