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megabus.com partners with Tesco to offer shoppers discounted budget coach travel

 

11/05/2010

  • Greener low-cost travel for customers of Britain’s biggest supermarket
  • Initiative brings megabus.com brand to 15m Tesco Clubcard members


Stagecoach Group’s market-leading budget service megabus.com has partnered with Britain’s biggest supermarket to offer shoppers low-cost travel.

megabus.com has linked up with Tesco Clubcard, the most popular loyalty scheme in the UK, to offer members the chance to redeem their money-off vouchers and benefit from great coach travel deals.

Linking nearly 60 key locations across the UK, megabus.com already offers travel from just £1* and is the brand of choice for more than two million customers a year.

The partnership with Tesco will allow the supermarket’s customers to redeem their Clubcard vouchers through the megabus.com website to benefit from even lower cost travel to a host of destinations from Inverness to Penzance.

Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group Chief Executive, said: “This new partnership between the country’s market-leading budget coach operator and Britain’s favourite supermarket is great news for customers.

“It will make Tesco Clubcard customers’ money go even further, giving them access to even better value greener coach travel to some of the UK’s most popular destinations. We are also excited by the opportunity to showcase our high-quality, low-cost service to millions of Tesco customers.”

Janet Smith, Tesco Clubcard Director, said: “We are delighted to be bringing our customers a great deal on coach travel by including Stagecoach in our fantastic line up of rewards partners.”

megabus.com services link some of Britain’s top destinations, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Passengers can travel on some of the most modern, high quality coaches on the road in the UK, equipped with toilets, comfortable seats and air conditioning.

Booking is easy at www.megabus.com where customers can chose their journey and select from the wide range of good value fares and departures. Booking details can even be sent direct to a customer’s mobile phone.

megabus.com launches its new timetable on 24 May, introducing extra services to seven new UK destinations, including Selkirk, Hawick and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders as well as Paignton and Torquay in South Devon. The new timetable will also serve Carlisle for the first time and offer a variety of new services to and from Birmingham Airport.

Stagecoach Group runs some of the most recognised and best value transport brands in the UK and North America. The company’s megatrain.com service provides budget rail travel to around 30 locations in the UK, while megabusplus.com is the country’s first low-cost integrated coach-rail service.

Stagecoach is also one of the UK’s biggest bus operators, running 7,000 buses in around 100 towns and cities in the UK. A recent survey by respected independent transport consultants TAS found that Stagecoach offers significantly lower commuter, leisure and shopping fares than the UK’s other major transport groups, with prices up to 30% cheaper.

ENDS

For further information, please contact Stagecoach Group Communications on 01738 442111 or email media@stagecoachgroup.com.


NOTES TO EDITORS

Stagecoach Group
Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs 30,000 people, and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services.

megabus.com
megabus.com carries more than 2 million passengers a year in the UK, covering nearly 60 locations. In North America, megabus.com links 30 cities across the Midwest and Northeast of the United States as well as locations in Canada.

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