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Stagecoach companies in the running for Scottish Transport Awards

13 Mar 2012


• Two nominations for Public Transport Operator of the Year
• Scottish Citylink receives five shortlisted nominations
• megabus.com sleeper coach shortlisted for Innovation Award

Stagecoach companies are in the running for a host of top honours at the 2012 Scottish Transport Awards.

The Perth-based transport group has been shortlisted as Public Transport Operator of the Year for two of its operations in Scotland. Stagecoach in Fife and Scottish Citylink - a joint venture between Stagecoach and international transport group ComfortDelGro - will battle it out for the prestigious title at the awards ceremony to be held in Glasgow on 14 June.

Scottish Citylink is shortlisted for a total of five awards at the event. As well as Operator of the Year, the express coach operator is nominated for the Best Bus Service award for three of its services. The luxury Citylink Gold express coach service, which links Glasgow-Aberdeen and Glasgow-Aviemore-Inverness, is shortlisted along with Citylink’s Service 900 between Glasgow and Edinburgh and its Service 926 between Glasgow and Campbeltown.

And the megabus.com sleeper coach – which is also part of the Citylink joint venture – is nominated for the Innovative Transport Project of the Year Award.

In addition, Stagecoach Bluebird and Stagecoach East Scotland are in the running for the Transport Team / Partnership of the Year Award for the Coastrider X7 Service which operates between Aberdeen and Dundee, using brand new luxury vehicles.

Stagecoach in Fife is also nominated, in partnership with Fife Council, in the Best Bus Service categpory for the X42 Service between Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar and Dundee, and linking Ninewells Hospital and Victoria Hospital.

Stagecoach UK Bus Regional Director Scotland Sam Greer said: “It’s great to see the hard work of our staff being recognised through these nominations. We are continuing to provide good-value, high-quality, reliable bus services across Scotland and we are committed to attracting more people on to our greener, smarter bus services.”

Stagecoach in Fife carries around 30 million passengers per year, operating around 21.4 million miles and has around 900 employees and a fleet of 430 vehicles.

Coach operator Scottish Citylink provides inter-city services to more than 200 destinations across the country with more than 400 services every day, carrying more than 4million passengers a year.

At the 2011 Scottish Transport Awards, Stagecoach Bluebird’s JET 727 bus service, in partnership with Aberdeen City Council won the Best Bus Service title.
Last month, Stagecoach Group was named company of the Year at the 2012 Scottish Business Awards. In addition, the Group won the Environment Award at the 2011 UK Bus Awards and was named the Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year at the 2011 Low Carbon Champions Awards.
For further information on Stagecoach UK Bus visit  www.stagecoachbus.com

To find out more about Scottish Citylink visit www.citylink.co.uk