With Perth Theatre about to reopen and the Concert Hall’s programme as busy as ever, there’s so much to do in Perth City Centre that attracts people from across Tayside and Fife. Add to that some fantastic restaurants and bars where you can sample the best of Perthshire’s food and drink and you can see why our city is such an attractive place.
How you’re going to get home is always a thought when you’re out for a night out, enjoying a few drinks or some good food. You then start to factor in the cost of taxis, or even trains to get yourself back to the house, usually adding a considerable amount to your evening.
Well, thanks to the guys at Stagecoach East Scotland that might be about to change. The company has launched their new ‘Nightrider’ ticket which offers unlimited travel anywhere in Perthshire, Fife, Dundee and Angus between 7pm and 4am – and it costs just £2!
The ticket is designed to encourage people to travel across the entire east of Scotland region in the evenings in what can only be a positive thing for the city of Perth. The ticket is valid on any Stagecoach service and will allow more people from out with Perthshire to come in and see what our city has to offer. We want to encourage people to make use of the local facilities across the region, for just £2!
Stagecoach East Scotland’s Commercial Director, Douglas Robertson, thinks the initiative will provide a boost to Perth’s night time economy, with the nightrider ticket making the city more accessible to more people.
“This is a brand new initiative for us and we’re really excited to be helping our customers enjoy a great night out for less, especially as we approach the festive season.
“Our new nightrider ticket is designed to be a great value travel option if you’re venturing for a night out, taking advantage of all the great night spots we have here in Perth. From the many restaurants and bars available across the region, to diverse concerts and family activities that are available, we want to encourage people to make use of the local facilities across the region, for just £2!”
With the new Perth Theatre programme announced for the relaunch and the recent announcement of Take That superstar, Gary Barlow, coming to Perth Concert Hall the new ticket will surely be well received by those coming into the city centre to enjoy our fantastic facilities. Louisa Evans, who is the head of development at Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind the Concert Hall and Theatre, thinks that the new ticket compliments the busy programme across both venues.
“We’re delighted to support the new ‘Nightrider’ ticket from Stagecoach. With the ever busy programme of evening events at Perth Concert Hall, and the transformed Perth Theatre poised to reopen, we’re sure that this initiative will be a great help to our audiences, staff and local communities.”
The fantastic offer from Stagecoach further enhances Perth’s night time evening and night time economy, which is already highlighted as the city is one of only four in Scotland to have the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation – awarded to towns or cities that meet or surpass expectations when it comes to providing a safe, diverse and enjoyable experience while having an evening out. The standards are set out by the Association of Town and City Management and the Nightrider ticket will help Perth maintain the already high standards set by the city.
For more information on the Nightrider ticket offered by Stagecoach, visit their website.
Nightrider tickets can be bought from any driver from 7pm, any evening of the week. These can then be used on any subsequent journeys on the same evening or early the following morning. The ticket costs £2 and is valid throughout Perthshire, Fife, Dundee and Angus but is not valid on services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling or north of Montrose to Aberdeen.
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