Stagecoach East Scotland success at the UK Bus Awards
27 Nov 2017
STAGECOACH AMONG THE WINNERS AT 2017 UK BUS AWARDS
Stagecoach East Scotland has been recognised at the 2017 UK Bus Awards.
- Silver award for the Top Shire Operator award for Stagecoach East Scotland
- Bronze award for Sustained Marketing Excellence for Express City Connect
Several Stagecoach businesses across the UK were recognised across a range of award categories at the 22nd annual awards ceremony held in London last week (Tuesday 21 November), with gold, silver and bronze awards being handed out.
Stagecoach UK Bus was recognised in categories covering operations, marketing and community.
In the Top Shire Operator category, Stagecoach East Scotland scooped the silver award, while Stagecoach Manchester was awarded a bronze award in the Top City Operator category.
Stagecoach East Scotland also won bronze in the Award for Sustained Marketing Excellence for the second year in a row, for its Express City Connect network. The network consists of luxury coaches operating across the region, connecting towns and cities with a fast and frequent coach link and the marketing team were commended for their continued efforts in vehicle branding, promotions and consistent customer communications.
At last year's awards, Stagecoach East Scotland’s St Andrews depot was named Top National Bus Depot but the team were unable to hold onto the accolade for a second year, the award went to a depot on the South coast of England for 2017.
Stagecoach East Scotland Managing Director Paul Thomas said: “It’s great to see our local team rewarded at these awards based on their continued commitment to providing the best possible network of services across East Scotland.
“We are continuing to invest in improvements for our customers and to work hard with our partners as well as urging politicians to make the practical changes needed to make bus travel even better and allow bus networks to flourish.”
Stagecoach Group had 9 finalists at this year’s awards, the full list of winners can be found at www.ukbusawards.org.uk.
Wednesday 27 - Friday 27 December
A Saturday timetable will run on all routes, except services N55 & N99, which will not run on Wednesday night/Thursday morning or Thursday night/Friday morning.The first journeys on service 747 on Wednesday 27 December will be the 0342 St Leonards to Airport (0405 from Halbeath) and the 0450 Airport to Halbeath.
Normal school holiday timetables will run on all routes except:
Services 36, 66A & X56 will run a Saturday timetable.
Dundee & Angus area:
Normal school holiday timetables will run on all routes, except:
Services 42, 73, 77/77B, 99, X53 and X54 will run a Saturday timetable.
Service N99 will not run on Wednesday night/Thursday morning or Thursday night/Friday morning.
Saturday 30 December
Normal timetables will run on all services.
Sunday 31 December
The normal timetables will run on all routes until the evening, with many later journeys altered or withdrawn, as listed for 24 December.
Monday 1 January 2018 (New Years Day)
No services will run.
Tuesday 2 January 2018
The same special timetables for 26 December 2017 will run on certain services.
Tuesday 3 January 2018
Normal school holiday timetables resume.
Forth Road Bridge to fully open for public transport from Thursday 1 February29 Jan 2018 to 31 Mar 2018
The Forth Road Bridge will fully re-open from 0000 on Thursday 1 February.
From this time, all services will use the Forth Road Bridge for journeys to/from Edinburgh/Livingston.
All services (except direct routes X5 and X9) will serve both the Forth Road Bridge north access and south access bus stops from this date.
Evening Roadworks on Wednesday 31 January
On Wednesday 31 January, the Forth Road Bridge will be closed from 2000 to 2359 while preparation work is carried out to fully reopen the bridge.
During this time, services 747 & X55 will use the Queensferry Crossing and be unable to serve the FRB south access stops.
Customers wishing to board at these stops should get on/off the bus on the A904 at Longcrook instead.
I thought the plan when the ex National Express coaches arrived for the X55 was to withdraw the old B7 coaches?
Just broken down in Rosyth on 53296 and the replacement is 53290 which doesn't seem the healthiest either!
Obviously the plan must have been something else.
Still around just couldn't remember my password to log in
Are these planned for the X55 this year?
Was another old B7 on the 0900 X51 to Livi this morning. It was following 53296 till it died.
Buses seem busier again. Have noticed the X56 to Perth is busier since they introduced the day return fares.
Fares revision across Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus from Sunday 25 March07 Mar 2018 to 21 Apr 2018
From Sunday 25 March, a fares and ticket revision will take place across Fife, Perth & Kinross, Dundee and Angus.
Single, return, (some day return), multi-journey, dayrider and megarider tickets will be affected. A full list of the new prices can be found below:
Unirider tickets will not be revised at this time.
From the same date we will also be increasing the charge for a new StagecoachSmart card issued on board our buses to £1, so make sure you keep hold of the one you have. (More info below at the bottom of this update.)
Service X51: Dunfermline – Ferrytoll P&R – Livingston – Harthill – Eurocentral – Glasgow
Proposal: Extend service to Glasgow via Harthill and Eurocentral.
Reason for proposal: By introducing an extended route and peak time journeys from Fife we hope to attract new customers to this service. For the first time Ferrytoll will offer departures to Glasgow, improving connectivity for Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing and Rosyth. The extended routing will serve the Kirkton industrial area of Livingston in addition to the employment area at Eurocentral prior to reaching Glasgow via the newly enhanced M8. This will also create new bus links between Livingston and both Eurocentral and Glasgow which are not catered for at the current time. The current hourly frequency is maintained.
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/servi...rticle?SituationId=ID-08/03/2018-13:43:24:961Where is the Direct link for this web page? Also no surprise about the X8... I wonder if there will throw in an extra peak working?
So no connection between Duloch Park / Amazon and Halbeath Park and Ride? This is busy with Amazon workers. How do they get to work now?
Most journeys to/from Amazon will be withdrawn, with replacement links available on service 3B and 33.