South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd and megabus.com partner to launch new routes

27 April 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Coach operator, megabus.com, has announced a significant network expansion along with a new partnership with South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd that will offer a series of new routes across England and Wales.

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megabus.com and South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd will offer five new routes across the midlands and south west of England, offering direct links to Heathrow or Gatwick from 13 towns and cities.

“We are delighted to be joining forces with megabus.com,” said Roger Durbin, managing director of South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd. “We have watched megabus.com grow and develop for a number of years and very much look forward to working in partnership with them to provide a top class service on these routes.”

megabus.com is part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, which has operated since 2003. In 2006 it expanded from the UK to North America and it now carries more than 15 million passengers a year across UK and North America.

“We are delighted to add these latest routes to the megabus.com network,” said Edward Hodgson, managing director of megabus.com. “We are excited to be offering, for the first time, direct services to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, providing passengers the cheapest possible option for travelling to and from these key hubs which are used by millions of people every year.

“We look forward to continuing to welcoming more customers on board”

“Our aim is to provide 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.”

A new fleet of 26 coaches will operate the new services from the South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company depot in Bristol from 1 May 2017.

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