#AYearOfBuses 76: X76 Glasgow – Kilmarnock
Once home to a small fleet of monstrous articulated coaches, we’re shining the spotlight on Stagecoach West Scotland’s X76 today on #AYearOfBuses.
Once again, #AYearOfBuses takes us back to Scotland, where today, you’ll find a sparkling fleet of high spec, double decker Plaxton Panorama-bodied coaches running between Glasgow and Kilmarnock. They’re the first of Plaxton’s new double deckers to enter service in the UK, and the feature contactless payments, USB power, and as you’d expect, free WiFi on board.
With roughly similar journey times to that of its direct competitor, Scotrail, the X76 is squarely aimed at competing with the train. It’s been home to several fleets of high-spec coaches over the years, and they don’t come any more monstrous than the incredible Plaxton-bodied Volvo B10MA articulated leviathan. A small fleet of these came from Ribble for the route – they were retired in the late 2000s, but they proved that if you’re looking for something to rival the train, you can’t go far wrong with something which resembles…a train!
Image credits: Stagecoach and Ian Roberts on Flickr.