Stagecoach launch overnight Scotland to London bus

THE Stagecoach bus company have announced that their new overnight sleepercoach routes between Scotland and London will begin operating in July.

Picture: Ross Johnston / Newsline Scotland.

The daily service - which will stop at Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Cumbernauld and London – will start on 8 July with prices ranging from £15 to £60.

Stagecoach announced in April that is introducing a network of overnight sleepercoach services to link London with Aberdeen, Aviemore, Cumbernauld Dundee, Dunfermline Edinburgh, Falkirk, Ferrytoll park and ride in Fife, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth.

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The new services will all operate using a fleet of 10 specially designed coaches which have leather seats that can be converted into lie-flat beds, include wi-fi and power sockets.

On a trial basis, passengers will also be offered either a oneside or a blanket to keep warm during journey. Refreshments and a sleeper kit - including toothpaste and a toothbrush - will also be offered.

Prices will range from £15 to £60.

Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director of Stagecoach’s UK Coach division said:

“We know there are lots of people who are keen to try these new services and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board when they get underway this summer.

“Our sleepercoach vehicles are the first of their kind in the world and we’re excited to be using them to provide a great value, comfortable service for our customers that will allow them to go to bed in one city and wake up in another.”

The launch of the new sleepercoach network follows the huge success of a pilot route between Glasgow and London using refurbished vehicles fitted with bunk beds.