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Avoid rail disruption in 2018...

Due to widespread engineering and signalling works throughout the upcoming months you can expect longer journeys and more changes on the rail network.

It’s time to try the coach for fast, direct services with guaranteed seats and a generous luggage allowance at great prices.


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Latest planned disruptions

The following planned disruptions are expected throughout July and beyond:

Summer disruptions

With some major improvement work taking place across the GWR network throughout July and August, expect delayed or cancelled trains with some locations not being serviced at all. Replacement buses will be in operation but some evening and early morning services have been cancelled.

Some of the affected areas to London are: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bristol, Cheltenham and Swindon.

Isn't it time you moved to coach travel with a guaranteed seat on one of our punctual, regular services and arrive stress free?


Minor disruptions

  • Liverpool Lime Street closure - No trains in or out
    • Affecting: London, Birmingham, Nottingham & Norwich to/from Liverpool - 2 June-29 July

  • Oxford Station closure - No trains in or out of Oxford station for 2 weeks
    • Affecting: Birmingham & Bournemouth to Oxford, Oxford to Southampton - 6-23 July

  • Stansted Express minor disruption - No trains until 09:00, bus replacement from Liverpool St only
    • Affecting: London to/from Stansted Airport - 22 July & 19 August

  • Derby Train Station closure - No direct trains between Derby and London. Coach replacement to East Midlands Parkway
    • Affecting: Derby to/from London - 13-19 August

Forget crowded platforms

Think comfortable journey...

Why sidle into packed carriages, when you could be sat on a guaranteed, air conditioned, comfortable leather seat? Our bright, modern coaches also include plug sockets to keep your devices fully charged, meaning you can sit back and relax for your entire journey.

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Forget 'are we there yet?'

Think enjoy the ride...

Our new VUER onboard entertainment and Wi-Fi service lets you catch up on the latest Films, TV shows, documentaries and magazines during your journey, all completely for free.

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Forget lugging bags

Think luggage loaded...

Our standard luggage allowance lets you bring two 20kg pieces of luggage with you on your journey, so you won't have to leave your favourite jumper behind. What's more, our friendly drivers will load your bags onto the coach for you, making the start of your journey even easier.

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