Stagecoach Ryder Cup success
A total of 181,744 passengers used Stagecoach’s park and ride sites at Perth, Stirling and Kinross during the week long 2014 Ryder Cup. The operator provided a fleet of over 200 vehicles to transport people to and from the event. A total of 35,360 spectators used the facility at Perth, with 67,858 travelling from the site at Kinross and a further 78,526 coming from Stirling. The busiest day of the event was the final day of play when a total of 42,040 people used the park and ride facilities. Some 41,779 spectators used the bus option on the Saturday. The operation was managed by Kirkcaldy based Stagecoach East Scotland with vehicles provided by Stagecoach’s regional bus companies across the UK. Stagecoach delivered the successful transport operation at 2010’s Ryder Cup in Wales.
MD of Stagecoach UK Bus, Robert Montgomery, said, ‘Transport is critical in making such major occasions a success. A huge amount of effort went on behind the scenes and the smooth service spectators enjoyed is a tribute to the professionalism of all of the drivers, back up team and management from companies across Stagecoach.’