- megabusGold.com overnight sleepercoach with beds offers alternative travel option
- Capacity also available on megabus.com cross-border coach services
More than 5,200 sleepercoach and standard coach seats are being provided by Stagecoach on its services between Scotland and London during a planned 48-hour strike affecting the Caledonian Sleeper train. Stagecoach Group’s coach companies megabus.com and megabusGold.com have significant capacity to help rail passengers affected during the planned industrial action between 22 December and 24 December 2016.
megabusGold.com operates overnight sleepercoach services – on coaches which have lie-flat beds on board – between London and a number of locations in Scotland including Aberdeen, Aviemore, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Halbeath Interchange, Inverkeithing, Inverness, Kinross and Perth. Services operate in each direction every night.
megabusGold.com overnight sleepercoach services will continue to run throughout the festive season including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years' Eve and New Years' Day, although a slightly reduced service will run on those days.
In addition, megabus.com operates more than 20 cross-border daytime and night-time services every day. There will be a near-normal service running throughout the entire festive period on these routes, including on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
megabus.com Managing Director Edward Hodgson said: “Our services provide thousands of seats – and beds – per week throughout the year across the UK and most services will continue as normal throughout the majority of the festive season.
“We have the capacity on both our daytime and overnight services to help those people who may be affected by the planned rail strike action and will be happy to ensure they get to where they need to be for Christmas.”
megabus.com, part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006 and has served mainland Europe since 2012. There are now around 160 destinations on the megabus,com network in Europe, including Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lyon, Toulouse, Barcelona, Lille, Rome, Milan and Naples.
megabus.com carries more than 15 million passengers a year across Europe and North America.
megabus.com offers English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch language websites. Services are popular with families, students and tourists looking to save money on travel and spend extra on entertainment when they arrive at their destination.
The success of megabus.com’s services has seen it create more than 600 jobs over the past decade in the UK and Europe and a further 1,000 jobs in North America.