Extra peak summer journeys now running to cater for tourist trafficScottish Citylink has announced details of its new summer timetable, which it says will boost services and offer more travel options for passengers across Scotland.
The coach operator, which is a joint venture between Stagecoach and ComfortDelGro, has introduced a number of improvements which came into effect on May 19.
With summer services reinstated, additional journeys are now available on a variety of routes, including those which link Glasgow with Fort William, Skye, Loch Lomond and Oban – as well as services between Inverness and Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh and Fort William, offering passengers greater flexibility and more opportunities when planning their travel.
Additional peak services have also been added to the Inverness to Ullapool service to connect to the Caledonian MacBrayne Summer timetable. Services have been timed so that through travel is easy and convenient for all passengers.
In addition, the popular journeys from Edinburgh to Oban, Edinburgh to Fort William and Dundee to Oban have returned for the summer allowing day trippers to get out and about.
Citylink Air, the service which provides the only direct link between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre is also introducing additional stops near to the airport. Services now stop at Eurocentral and Harthill. The new stops, which are in place in both directions, have been introduced following requests from local businesses. Journey times will remain at about an hour along the route.
West coast culture vultures can now take advantage of the night service during the Edinburgh Festival. Buses will run at 0130 and 0300hrs between Edinburgh and Glasgow, allowing festival fans to enjoy shows well into the evening. These journeys are expected to be popular and it is recommended that people prebook where possible, to avoid queuing on the day.
Nature lovers have been catered for too, with a near hourly service introduced between Glasgow and Loch Lomond National Park. The service runs between 0700 and 1800hrs throughout the summer and provides access to one of Scotland’s most popular beauty spots.
Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director of Scottish Citylink said: “Summer is one of our busiest times, with people up and down the country travelling to popular events such as the Edinburgh Festival and to other attractions.
“By enhancing connectivity and improving journey times we are providing an improved service for our passengers. We believe these changes will give even more people the opportunity to make the switch to hassle-free, cheap and reliable public transport for their days out and trips this summer.”
To access Citylink’s new summer timetable in full ring Citylink’s call centre on 0871 266 33 33 or visit www.citylink.co.uk