Stagecoach expands Citylink Gold

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Stagecoach is launching a new luxury coach service in Scotland. From Friday (July 19), a Citylink Gold service will operate between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with four departures in each direction Monday to Saturday and three services each way on Sundays. Most services will also call at Ferrytoll Park&Ride, Kinross Park&Ride, Perth Broxden and Dundee.

The new route is being operated through Stagecoach’s joint venture with ComfortDelGro, Scottish Citylink.

The services operate with 15-metre Plaxton Elite’s which boast luxury leather seats, power sockets, free WiFi and a toilet. The specially designed vehicles have 54 seats.

Customer service hosts provide passengers with first-class at-seat rail-style service, with complimentary hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

The launch follows the success of the existing Citylink Gold services which link Glasgow with Aberdeen and Inverness.

Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director of Stagecoach’s UK Coach division said: “Our current Citylink Gold services in Scotland have proved extremely popular so we are delighted to be expanding the network. This new link between Edinburgh and Aberdeen will provide customers with a new luxury travel option.” Scottish Citylink launched its existing Citylink Gold services in 2010.