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Sleepcoaches from London to Scotland (with a free onesie!).

Saturday 20th April 2013 14:33:05

Megabus has announced that it will equip a fleet of coaches with bunk beds

 

The popular budget coach firm, Megabus has announced it will now operate a fleet of coaches equipped with bunk beds designed for travellers to and from London- Scotland. The ‘sleepcoaches’ will run from Victoria, London to a number of locations in Scotland overnight in just under eight hours. Megabus will also supply free wifi, complementary snacks and refreshments, a toothbrush, an eye mask and  even an onesie for customers.

 

The owner of Megabus, Stagecoach has invested in a fleet of ten coaches, each costing £500,000. Megabus will make available up to 1,700 seats that turn in to bunk beds. The weekly services will run from the capital to a range of locations in Scotland including Aberdeen, Aviemore, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Ferrytoll, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth.

 

The average time from London to Edinburg will be eight hours, which Stagecoach reminds us  is also coincidently the recommend sleep time by health professions. The sleepcoaches will operate under the new MegabusGold.com brand and prices will range from £15 to £60 each way. Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter has said: “It used to be just pop stars who had beds on board their tour buses, now everyone can benefit from a comfortable, great value overnight journey.

 

Overnight bus sleeper services are actually not that new

 

To the surprise of many, overnight bus sleeper services are actually not that new. Albatross Sleeping Car Co regularly took 12 passengers at a time between London and Liverpool in 1928 and Land Liners Ltd operated a double-decker night service between London and Manchester in the late 1920s. MegabusGold.com is set to start in the summer of 2013.

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