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#LoveMyBus: Free Bus Travel for Six Champions!

Published 30 May 2019 by Transform Scotland

Transform Scotland & Stagecoach West Scotland

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Thursday 30 May 2019

#LoveMyBus: Free Bus Travel for Six Champions!

Transform Scotland [1] and Stagecoach West Scotland [2] have today (Thursday 30th) launched their new campaign #LoveMyBus. [3] As part of the campaign, the groups are recruiting for 6 Champions to receive free bus travel for a year from Ayr/Kilmarnock to Glasgow, as well as other rewards.

The #LoveMyBus team will be out today at Ayr bus station. They will be chatting to commuters, introducing the campaign and encouraging people to get ‘on board’ with the #LoveMyBus campaign. Today they start the search for six regular commuters, aged 25-45, to become one of six campaign Champions and receive free bus travel for the year as well as other goodies!

Jacqueline Rowan, Marketing Manager for Stagecoach West Scotland, said:

“We’re launching this campaign to showcase all the health benefits that result from taking the bus – for you, your family and wider community. Research shows that choosing the bus instead of a car for your regular commute, can improve health and well being.”

Transform Scotland spokesperson Jess Pepper said:

“We’re looking for six Champions to join us on this campaign, to share their stories and experiences on the X77 or X76 over the next year, and help encourage others to ditch their cars for the express bus.”

The #LoveMyBus team will also be out at Kilmarnock bus station on Monday 3 June. As well as Glasgow Clean Air Day and Kilmarnock Football Club family day later this summer.

Information on how to apply to be a Campaign Champion is available below. [5]

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NOTES TO EDITORS

[1] Transform Scotland is the national alliance for sustainable transport, bringing together rail, bus and ferry operators, local authorities, national environment and conservation groups, businesses and local transport groups — see <http://transformscotland.org.uk/who-we-are/our-members/> for details.

[2] Stagecoach West Scotland. See https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/west-scotland [3] #LoveMyBus is a campaign from Transform Scotland and Stagecoach West Scotland.

[3] The campaign is supported with funding from the ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund’ managed by Paths for All.

[4] Photos available from the #LoveMyBus trail event at Ayr Race course on Friday 12 April are available on request.

[5] To become a #LoveMyBus Champion, send 100–200 words explaining why you think you Champion for the #LoveMyBus campaign to: champion@transformscotland.org.uk marked ‘Be a Champion’.

[6] X76, X77 buses are comfortable, with wifi, USB charging, contactless payment for tickets. For timetable go to:

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