Summer passengers will benefit from increased capacity

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Customers on the Ullapool-Inverness coach route will once again benefit from extra capacity following an agreement between Western Isles Council, Scottish Citylink and the Highlands and Islands Regional Transport Partnership.

Scottish Citylink, which operates the service on a commercial basis without any public sector investment, cannot guarantee it can add extra vehicles to the route with less than 48 hours’ notice unless the level of demand covered the operational costs.

But Citylink confirmed it does regularly deploy additional coaches when bookings for the service exceed the capacity more than 48 hours in advance and are said to put on extra Friday, Saturday and Monday services during the summer timetable.

CityLink has said it will work together to ensure this increased capacity would be used wherever possible when passengers made an advance booking.