megabus to resume cross-border services
megabus is to restart its UK cross-border services from 15 July.
The reinstated services coincide with the reopening of many parts of the leisure and hospitality sector in Scotland and England. Stagecoach-owned megabus will operate two services each day between Glasgow and London. The services will depart Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station each day and leave from London, Victoria Coach Station. The route will service key towns and cities across England including Preston, Manchester (including Manchester Airport) and Birmingham. An additional daily service will operate between Manchester and London serving Manchester Airport.
Additional safety measures have been put in place to make sure that the services are Covid-19 secure. The operator has already reinstated a number of services across England.
Mark Venables, Managing Director of megabus, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be getting our coaches back on the road, and to be reinstating cross-border services from 15 July, to help reunite people with friends and family, as well as taking people across the country for staycations and day trips.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming customers back on to our services. With the extra safety measures, we have to make sure that our services are Covid-19 secure, and with customers following all the government guidance in place, people can have confidence in travelling with us.
“Our partners and drivers are eager to get back out on the road and I would like to thank all of our staff and customers for their continued patience, support and resilience.
“Due to social distancing, there will be reduced capacity on coaches, so we’d urge people to plan ahead and book their journey with us early.
“Public transport will continue to play a crucial role in the country’s recovery ahead. As well as helping to restart our economy, it is vital in bringing normality back to many areas of our daily lives, keeping families and communities connected and contributing towards a safer, cleaner and healthier nation.”