Offers 10,000 Free Seats in Winter Promotion

  Offers 10,000 Free Seats in Winter Promotion

  PR Newswire

  SUNDERLAND, England, October 31, 2012

SUNDERLAND, England, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the market leading budget coach provider, is helping to beat the
winter blues by offering thousands of free seats on its services.

The low-cost operator - which is part of Stagecoach Group - is offering more
than 10,000 free seats on its coach networks in England and Wales between 14
January and 28 February 2013 in a huge giveaway.

Free bus travel seats are available for travel from Monday - Thursday each
week during the promotional period and can be booked now by visiting the website*. offers fares from just £1 (plus 50p booking fee*) and operates to
dozens of destinations across England and Wales, serving large cities as well
as smaller towns, including Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester, Preston, London,
Birmingham, Norwich, Swindon, Plymouth, Newport and Swansea.

General Manager of, Ian Laing said: "Everybody loves a bargain and
we hope this huge seat giveaway will help our passengers beat the winter
blues. We have a loyal customer base and we're delighted to be offering them
this special promotion. We also hope it will encourage new customers to give
our services a try and make the switch to greener, smarter and better value
coach travel." was launched in the UK in 2003 and revolutionised travel by
offering fares from just £1 (plus 50p booking fee) via a simple online booking
system. Almost five million passengers now use services in the UK
every year, which operate to more than 60 locations across the country.

In 2006, Stagecoach launched in North America where it has now
been used by more than 18 million passengers and serves 90 locations.

Further information about services and about the terms and
conditions of the seat giveaway can be found at .

Notes to Editors:

*The 50p booking fee still applies on seats booked through the promotion. Full
terms and conditions for the promotion can be found at the following link

AboutStagecoach Group:

Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with
extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs
around 35,000 people, and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services. Around
3 million customers use the Group's transport services every day.

Stagecoach is one of UK's biggest bus and coach operators. Around 2.5 million
passengers travel on Stagecoach's 7,700 buses every day on a network
stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
The company's business includes major city bus operations in London,
Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. It
also operates the market-leading budget coach service, which links
around 60 key cities and carries 5 million passengers a year in the UK.

Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains, Island
Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has a 49% shareholding in Virgin
Rail Group, which operates the West Coast inter-city rail franchise.

Stagecoach also operates the Supertram network in Sheffield.

In North America, Stagecoach operates around 2,700 buses and national coaches
in the United States and Canada. Budget coach service links more
than 90 key locations in North America. Stagecoach is also involved in
operating commuter and transit services, as well as tours, charters,
sightseeing tours and a small number of school bus services.

PR Contact:Jodine Milne UK Bus Marketing Manager Stagecoach Group plc
WheatsheafSunderland SR5 1AQ +44(0)191-5675251
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