Stagecoach expands megabus North America

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Growth will result in service linking 72 cities in theUnited States and Canada via seven hubs

UNITED STATES Stagecoach Group is expanding its North American megabus.com network run by its budget coach operator megabus.com into the southern United States.

Low-cost coach services will start running out of a new hub in Atlanta, Georgia, to 11 cities in the states of Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida from next month.

More than 500 new jobs have been created by megabus.com throughout North America as the successful brand has expanded rapidly to service new cities. The latest expansion means megabus.com – which offers daily, express coach travel for as low as £1 in the UK and from $1 in North America – will link 72 cities in the United States and Canada via seven hubs.

Services already operate out of hubs in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Toronto. The Atlanta hub will offer services to Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Gainesville, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala.; Montgomery, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla.

Services will start running from 16 November and customers can begin booking travel now at www.megabus.com.

Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of megabus.com in North America, said: “megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for millions of people and we’re delighted to expand our great value services to Atlanta and the south-east region.

“Americans are continuing to look for ways to stretch their income, and we look forward to providing safe, convenient and affordable travel to millions of new customers.”

megabus.com is supporting the latest expansion by offering 10,000 free seats on the new routes for travel between 16 November and 16 December 2011.

More than 13 million customers have travelled with megabus.com in North America since the launch in April 2006. megabus.com coaches offer free wi-fi, power outlets and restrooms. They provide excellent fuel economy and environmental performance, and are “Green Coach Certified”.