More WiFi at Stagecoach East Scotland

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Stagecoach East Scotland has announced that free WiFi will be offered on more buses and coaches in the coming weeks.

The company has already fitted the Express City Connect routes with the free facility and having introduced more coaches and new routes into the network last month, are installing free WiFi on these too.

This means all Express City Connect routes, X24, X26, X27, X52, X54, X57, X58, X59, X60 & X61 will feature free WiFi before the end of the year, as well as routes 53, 55 and 57 into Edinburgh.

In addition, the operator is also making some improvements to the current vehicles operating the Jet 747 route, including a refurbishment and fitting the free WiFi.

John Harper, Engineering Director for Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “We’re constantly improving our fleet and in the case of the 747 vehicles, the upgrades will refresh the interior and exterior ensuring they provide a great travel experience. By adding the free WiFi to this route, and the remaining Express services, we hope to give our customers yet more reasons to relax and enjoy the journey, letting our drivers worry about the traffic, while passengers can catch up with friends, work or the latest news during their journey.

“By making these improvements to the Jet 747 vehicles, we’ll need to take them off the road for a while, so we’ve borrowed some new JET liveried vehicles to help fill in.”

Stagecoach has confirmed that more than 15,000 people use the free WiFi on the Express network per month, and this is expected to rise once the full Express coach fleet and the Edinburgh Airport bound Jet 747’s are fitted too.

The company is currently going through the process of adding the WiFi kits to the vehicles and expect the work to be complete by the end of December.

The Taylink 99 route, between St Andrews and Dundee also features free WiFi, as well as a number of commuter routes in the Tayside area.