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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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Autumn disruptions

The following planned disruptions will be implemented over the Autumn period.

Major improvement work at Bristol Parkway: 15 September - 7 October

  • Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Parkway area, closing all lines at the station. However, an hourly service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will operate between Patchway and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Bristol Parkway.
    • Affected services include: Birmingham to/from Bristol Parkway

Northern rail strikes: 6, 13 & 20 October

  • Three new strikes are planned by Northern rail workers, majorly disrupting several key services.
    • Affected services include: Manchester to/from Blackpool, Manchester to/from Leeds, Manchester to/from Liverpool and Manchester Airport to/from Liverpool

Major planned engineering on the Southern Rail Network: 20 October - 28 October

  • Major engineering work will take place in October with replacement buses in operation.
    • Affected services include: Brighton to/from London, Brighton to/from Gatwick, Gatwick to/from Portsmouth and Gatwick to/from Southampton

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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