Megabus, a city-to-city express bus service operating in the UK, is offering complimentary seats as part of its winter promotion.
The low cost transport operator is offering around 10,000 complimentary seats on its coach networks in England and Wales. The offer is available for travel on weekdays between January 14, and February 28, 2013, and may be booked online at the megabus.com website.
The general manager of megabus.com, Ian Laing, said, ‘Everybody loves a bargain and we hope this huge seat giveaway will help our passengers beat the winter blues. We have a loyal customer base and we’re delighted to be offering them this special promotion. We also hope it will encourage new customers to give our services a try and make the switch to greener, smarter and better value coach travel.’
The company is currently offering fares commencing from GBP1 and operates to a number of destinations in England and Wales, including Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester, Preston, London, Birmingham, Norwich, Swindon, Plymouth, Newport and Swansea.
Megabus.com is part of the Stagecoach Group, and is poised to extend its capacity. Stagecoach has announced a GBP3.2m investment in a fleet of coaches for the megabus.com inter-city travel service. The new fleet will comprise of eleven 15-metre-long coaches, with complimentary Wi-Fi, that will operate on new routes in Scotland and England.
The new fleet has around 20 percent additional capacity over the existing fleet, with more luggage storage space. The vehicles will also have access for wheelchair users and other passengers with disabilities.
Ian laing added, ‘Demand for great value inter-city travel just keeps on growing, especially with the rising cost of owning and running a car and the further stretch on household budgets. These new state-of-the-art coaches will deliver more capacity on key routes we operate in the UK.
We have worked closely with Plaxton over the past 10 months on developing this new model. It sets new standards of accessibility for our customers with impaired mobility, as well as offering great comfort all round. The new fleet will also provide even greener travel for our customers and a lower carbon footprint for our business.’