MAXIM OFFICE PARK EXTENDS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES
185 buses will serve the Park daily as Stagecoach X51 service expands
2 May 2015 – Maxim Office Park will benefit from increased public transport services as Stagecoach extends its X51 service from Fife into Glasgow from 14 May 2018.
The Express City Connect X51 will offer links up to every hour between Dunfermline, Rosyth, Ferrytoll park and ride, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Livingston, Harthill, Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral and Glasgow Buchanan bus station.
The service will provide the only direct bus link between Livingston and Glasgow, allowing customers in the area to commute with ease without multiple vehicle changes, with journey times scheduled to take just over one hour.
Craig Ritchie, director at Maxim Office Park, said: “The expansion of the X51 service means that 185 buses now serve the Park daily and we are accessible to an even wider population within the heart of Scotland.
“Both Maxim Office Park and Eurocentral are continuously growing, so for public transport facilities to match this expansion is excellent for commuters, businesses and retailers within the area.”
The X51 route will be operated in brand new luxury coaches. The first of their kind, these coaches are unique in the fact that almost half the vehicle’s seating is on a low level, allowing those with mobility issues and wheelchair users easier access. The vehicles still retain the level of luxury typical of Stagecoach Express coaches with leather reclining seats, free Wi-Fi access, USB charging points, air conditioning and a large luggage rack.
Paul Thomas, managing director of Stagecoach East Scotland said: “Our award winning Express City Connect coach network offers luxury and great value travel and we’re pleased we can now offer these coach services to people in Livingston too.”
The service will operate Monday to Sunday, allowing customers to commute to central business areas such as Eurocentral, Maxim Office Park and Glasgow city centre whilst weekend day trippers can also enjoy a hassle free journey to The Centre Livingston for a day at the shops.
Stagecoach has confirmed that all normal Stagecoach tickets can be used on the route, within the relevant ticket boundaries. The Glasgow dayrider/megarider plus ticket boundary will be extended to cover journeys between Livingston and Glasgow for £25.20 per week, and the Fife dayrider/megarider plus ticket boundary already provides great value for those commuting between Fife and Livingston.
Mr Thomas continued: “With our great value megarider tickets, commuters travelling between Livingston and Glasgow can enjoy daily travel for just £5.10 with our Glasgow megarider plus ticket. There’s no need to book on our journeys, you can pay the driver when you board or buy a ticket in advance via our app or online. This route will also benefit our current customers living in areas across South Fife, providing them with a link to Glasgow without having to make the journey to Halbeath park and ride or Dunfermline bus station.”
Timetables for the new X51 Express City Connect route are available to download at stagecoachbus.com and customers can download the StagecoachBus app to plan a journey, view live bus arrivals, locate the nearest bus stop and buy mobile tickets.
Maxim also recently benefited from the extension of Scottish Citylink’s 900 service that connects the Park to Glasgow and Edinburgh 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is now one of the best served business parks in Scotland.