August 12, 2009 10:00 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2009) -
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Coach Canada, a Stagecoach Group Company, has just invested $16 million in 15 brand new double-deckers, called Megabus. Travellers will now enjoy a raised bar of comfort along the Toronto-Kingston-Montreal route. And as part of their introductory offer, selected Megabus fares are only $1 via the internet! With $1 (plus GST and a booking fee of 50 cents) you can travel to Montreal with Toronto's largest motor coach operator. There are 10,000 seats available at this price, and the Seat Sale starts August 19. Book online at www.megabus.com.
Brian Souter, CEO of Stagecoach explains, "Megabus is the newest technology available, providing significant environmental benefits. Our new vehicles take a bite out of CO2 emissions, reducing pollution, fuel consumption and the congestion of up to 81 cars on the road! The double-decker is 10 times more efficient than a 737 airplane and 25 times more efficient that a single-passenger car."
The 81-passenger, 3.99 metres (13.1 feet) high, two-level coaches have front and rear staircases and offer free Wi-Fi, power outlets and DVD video capabilities, as well as a panoramic view, two folding card tables, comfortable reclining seats, restroom, safety belts and mobility impaired accessibility.
Once the $1 seats are sold-out, other great deals will still be available with seat prices ranging from $10-$60. No other blackouts apply (all prices quoted are one-way).
Coach Canada offers eight daily departures between Toronto and Montreal and nine departures between Toronto and Kingston. $1 Return tickets from Montreal to Toronto are available in the 10,000 seat allotment, plus GST /QST and the booking fee of 50 cents.
For more information, consumers can call 1-800-461-7661 or visit www.megabus.com.
Stagecoach Group PLC is one of UK's largest bus and coach operators. It entered the North American market in 1999 with its purchase of Coach Canada, offering scheduled commuter services as well as tour and charter, sightseeing and school bus operations. Coach Canada employs 1,000 people and operates 500 vehicles in Canada. It is the biggest motor coach operator in the Toronto area and also a major transportation provider in Montreal.
Note to Editor
- The megabus double-decker fuel consumption, based on a full loading, is 0.002 gallons per passenger mile, while a 737 aircraft is 0.02 gallons and single-occupancy car is 0.05 gallons.
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