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megabus.com adds more transport links for the West of England

Leading low cost coach operator megabus.com today (4 September) announced further enhancements to their West of England routes, with the addition of new stops and extra services across the region and into London.

The company – part of international transport group Stagecoach – has once again partnered with South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd to deliver additional services to the routes that were added back in May.

The Bristol based company will operate the new routes as part of the megabus.com network, offering new stops in the eastern suburbs of Bristol and direct routes from the University of West of England to Gatwick and Heathrow every two hours.

The new stops for passengers o the East of Bristol are Emerson’s Green and Longwell Green, which both have direct services to and from London up to three times a day.

Another new stop has been added at Arle Court, (outside GCHQ, between Cheltenham and Gloucester) with seven daily services to and from Swindon, Heathrow airport and London. There will also be one-two daily services to Nottingham, Birmingham and Bristol.

Acting on customer feedback, the stop at Bath University has been moved to the popular student community of Twerton.

A brand new stop has also been added to the University of West of England in Bristol, offering the university a direct link to Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the first time.

Tickets are also now available for seven daily services at Bath, Chippenham, Corsham, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Swindon to and from Heathrow Terminals 4 & 5 and Gatwick (North and South terminals). Tickets are also available from Barnstaple, Tiverton, Taunton and East Bristol.

The fleet of 26 coaches, which bear the well known blue and yellow megabus.com livery, will continue to operate the new services from the South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company depot in Bristol.

Tickets for all journeys are now available at www.megabus.com, with fares from £1*.

megabus.com Commercial Director Clive Jones said: “We are delighted that the routes launched in May have been so successful that we’ve been able to add additional services to the local megabus.com network. With even more direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick and London, passengers travelling from the West of England have an increased opportunity to take advantage of our great value fares with tickets starting from only £1*.

 “By moving our stop from Bath University to Twerton, we hope to provide students living in the area with a more convenient location to start their travels from and students at the University of West of England will also be able to travel to Gatwick and Heathrow with ease with daily services about every two hours.”

 “We are continuing to offer new affordable transport options for people who previously may not have been able to afford to make these journeys, and by doing so we are delivering a boost to tourism and local communities. We look forward to continuing to welcoming more customers on board."

South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd Managing Director Roger Durbin said: “It is great news that we are adding even more routes and stops to our services in the West of England. Since we began working with megabus.com in May, the services have gone from strength to strength and it’s great that we can continue expanding in the local area and beyond.”

Fares on every megabus.com journey start from just £1*. All services operate using vehicles with free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and a toilet. megabus.com, part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006.

megabus.com carries more than 15 million passengers a year across UK and North America.

Contact information

Sian Freestone-Walker
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Notes to editors

* Ticket from £1 plus 50p booking fee

The press release from the May launch can be found here: https://gapi.io/66hU