Luxury coaches prove a hit with the workforce
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A LUXURY coach service offering free wifi and refreshments to commuters has proven to be very popular.
More than 400 people have signed up to a new commuter coach service, which has been set up by the council and a leading coach operator.
North Somerset Council has joined forces with The Kings Ferry to launch the luxury travel service, which will travel from North Somerset and end at an employment centre in north Bristol.
The brand new, 49-seat coaches will have air conditioning, power sockets, refreshments, toilets and free wifi, so passengers can relax to and from work.
Four coaches will leave Weston each morning, and will take travellers to large employers such as Aztec West, Rolls Royce, Royal Mail, Airbus and the Ministry of Defence. Eight coaches will leave Bristol each evening.
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With the rising cost of petrol and the financial commitments of owning a car, luxury coach services have become popular with professionals across the UK in recent years.
The Kings Ferry has more than three decades of experience in the luxury travel business, transporting more than 1,300 people into London every day.
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Commercial director, Danny Elford, said: “It is fantastic that so many people in North Somerset have already signed up for the new service and recognise that taking the coach to work is reliable, comfortable and great value for money.”
Anyone interested in trying out the new service is being urged to register by the end of the month, to ensure they qualify for free travel.
Once registered, participants will receive instructions on how to claim their journey.
The service is set to launch on November 4. It will be free throughout November and December for everyone who registers at www.bristolcommute.com