#AYearOfBuses 179: Dumfries – Carlisle

Stagecoach bus 79

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancs’ cross-border route 79 is our winner today on #AYearOfBuses. From the traditional market town of Dumfries, in Galloway, Scotland, the 79 takes a picturesque stride down to Annan and across the border to the city of Carlisle. From Dumfries, it takes the B724, a stunning route lined with Scottish Pine […]

Strathclyde rides again


Strathclyde’s striking orange and black colour scheme has risen from the grave. It’s the first of three retro liveries from the 60s, 70s and 80s to hit the streets They say that a truly classic look never really goes out of fashion, and that’s the case in 2019 as First Glasgow marks the 125th anniversary […]

First Bus teases identity for new Scottish operations

First Scotland

First have offered a teaser as to the identity of their new Edinburgh operations. Granted, the teaser image isn’t much to go from, but the copy alongside the graphic – which references Arthur’s Seat – practically gives the game away. The teaser image, which simply shows a purple background tearing away to reveal orange underneath, […]

#AYearOfBuses 74: X74 Glasgow – Dumfries


We’re taking a trip back to Scotland for day 74 on #AYearOfBuses – it’s Stagecoach’s award-winning interurban coach route, the X74. A fleet of ultra high-spec and strikingly-conspicuous Volvo B11RT/Plaxton Elite I coaches runs between Glasgow and Dumfries on the X74, taking a breathtakingly scenic route through western Scotland along the A74(M). They wear a […]

McGill’s Buses launch with Passenger


McGill’s Buses, Scotland’s largest independent bus operator, has launched its new mobile app solution with Passenger. We’re extremely proud to be working with McGill’s, and excited about the speed with which the Passenger team was able to get the company onboarded and ready to go. We’re very pleased to announce that Scotland’s largest independent bus company, McGill’s, […]

Stagecoach’s ‘onesie’ way ticket to London

Onesie-way ticket, courtesy of Brian Souter.

Stagecoach has announced that it is to launch ‘Megabus Gold’, its latest concept in sleeper services from London to Scotland. Following successful trials with Megabus Sleepers which we featured on the blog a while back, Stagecoach has invested in a fleet of brand new 42-berth Van Hool double deckers to go full-time with the service. Initial […]

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