introduce seat reservation option to customers

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Stagecoach owned has launched a new seat reservation system.

The new system will allow customers to either sit together or pick a seat with a view, such as upstairs at the front of a double-decker or inter-deck coach. After a successful trial on services between London and Norwich, the system is now to be rolled out network-wide.

Managing Director of, Mark Venables said: “We have been astonished at how quickly the seats are snapped up and how popular the pilot has been, so we’re really happy to now offer reserved seating across our network. This is another step towards making coaches increasingly attractive, both to existing customers and to people who don’t usually consider megabus.

“We are proud to have improved the quality of megabus services in recent years and we’re excited at this latest development for customers – we know some people like to guarantee sitting together if possible, and some people favour specific seats, so this is a great way of helping people to do just that.”

The new system is now available to book on journeys departing from 30 September 2019.

An example of the seat reservation screen that passengers will see when booking. MEGABUS