CALEDONIAN Sleeper has introduced a new bus connection service from Crianlarich to Oban.
CALEDONIAN Sleeper has introduced a new bus connection service from Crianlarich to Oban, helping make journeys from London to the West Coast more efficient.
Partnering West Coast Motors and funded by Transport Scotland, the overnight rail service is running a non-stop bus link for a 14-week trial period. This will allow visitors to take a direct route to Oban without having to wait at Crianlarich for connecting rail services.
Ryan Flaherty, at Caledonian Sleeper, said: ‘Oban is a popular destination for tourists and is known for being the gateway to the isles, with ferry services to many islands off the West Coast of Scotland including the stunning Inner and Outer Hebrides.
‘The direct bus service between Crianlarich railway station and Oban will allow passengers to make the most of the area, saving time compared to waiting for connecting rail services.’
Colin Craig, at West Coast Motors, said: ‘ We are thrilled to be partnering with Caledonian Sleeper and Transport Scotland on this exciting multi-model transport pilot.
‘ We are confident this refreshing combination of rail and coach will make travelling to the West Coast seamless, while hopefully encouraging more visitors to Oban and further afield.’
The Oban bus service will operate Monday to Saturday mornings from Crianlarich timed to meet the train with a return service from Oban at 7.40pm on Sundays and at 8.30pm Monday to Friday.