Stagecoach ready for train strikes
Stagecoach has revealed plans to keep Britain on the move and help passengers affected by a planned national rail strike on 25 May. In preparation for the industrial action, the operator has drawn up schedules for extra coach services. megabus.com is sourcing extra vehicles at a number of locations to meet the anticipated increased demand for routes in and out of London, Manchester, Leeds and Cardiff. Scottish Citylink has plans to add capacity through extra vehicles on routes covering Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Perth.
MD of megabus.com and Scottish Citylink, Edward Hodgson, said, ‘Everyone hopes this dispute can be resolved. But if the planned strike goes ahead, we are ready to get passengers to their destinations, and buses and coaches will have a vital role to play in keeping Britain moving. We know that people are looking for other modes of transport to get where they want to be and our extensive network covers key locations across the country. We are organising more coaches and more seats in the places where we expect there will be some of the biggest demand for alternative, high quality transport. We have already seen an increase in bookings for Monday compared to previous bank holidays and in the days ahead, we will continue to monitor demand and provide further additional transport options where we can.’