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Archive: October 2011

Stagecoach in the running for further green award

Posted in Industry news

Transport Group shortlisted as Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year Stagecoach Group is in line for a top green honour after being named as a finalist at the 2011 Low Carbon Champions Awards.The Perth-based transport group has been shortlisted in the Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year category at the awards ceremony to be held in London on 14 November.Stagecoach Group Director of Communications Steven Stewart said: We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award in recognition of the steps we are taking to become a greener business and help our...

Improved coach service pays tribute to Wales' first Irish community

Posted in New coach services

Descendents of one of the first Irish settlements in Wales have unveiled a lasting legacy to their community via an improved coach service from Cardiff. Former residents of Newtown helped design a plaque on the side of the Eurolines service, which commemorates their past home: "Little Ireland - honouring the community of Newtown, Cardiff". The service is operated by Bernard Kavanagh and Sons, based in Urlingford, Ireland. The Eurolines service will carry hundreds of passengers between Cardiff, Waterford, Limerick and Cork every week and The Newtown Association hope it wil...

Participate in a voting, please answer to our question

Posted in Europebus news

Eurolines eliminated some of the connections in past years, despite the fact that they were very popular among tourists. Some of them still exist, but you have to buy two separate tickets because the British branch of Eurolines has not acquired a license for them. Go to our Facebook page and participate in a voting.The question is: Which of the following international coach services should be resumed by Eurolines?London to MoscowLondon to Disneyland ParisLondon to StockholmLondon to AthensLondon to KievLondon to MinskLondon to LyonLondon to LuxembourgLondon to Helsinkiother...

Denmark has resumed controls at border crossings

Posted in Industry news

Denmark has begun controls at its borders a few months ago. This plan met with considerable opposition from Denmarks’ neighbors and the European Union.At the border crossing with Germany, 30 additional customs officers is carry out random checks, while on the border with Sweden about 20 additional officers.It is planned to double the number of customs officers and the introduction of electronic border surveillance. Denmark also wants to build several buildings at the border intended for customs officers and border guards.The position of Denmark met with criticism from nei...

Stagecoach expands budget coach service to southern United States

Posted in Industry news

New budget coach services out of Atlanta, Georgia, to 11 major cities Over 70 locations now served across the United States and Canada More than 13 million customers benefit from great value travel deals Successful low-cost coach provider has created more than 500 jobs Stagecoach Group announced today (25 October 2011) that it is expanding the North American network run by its market-leading budget coach operator to the southern United States. Low-cost coach services will start running out of a new hub in Atlanta, Georgia, to 11 cities in the states of ...

Britain's first budget sleeper coach service hits the road

Posted in Industry news

Overnight service with beds to run between Glasgow and London New service offers budget fares, free wi-fi, toilets and on board refreshments Britain’s first budget sleeper coach service starts running between Glasgow and London from this evening (21 October 2011). The new pilot service is operated by Stagecoach Group’s market-leading budget coach provider and offers fares ranging from £1 to £40. Passengers have their own berth, which is equipped with a reading light and curtain for extra privacy, as well as a duvet, pillow and blanket. ...

The new winter Eurolines timetable available online

Posted in Industry news

Unfortunately the title of this post is a half-truth. Mentioned earlier timetable is available online, but not on the British carrier's website only on other Eurolines websites, including in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.Below I posted a few links on the new schedule:LONDON - PARIS - LONDONLONDON - LILLE - LONDONLONDON - TOULOUSE - LONDONLONDON - RENNES - LONDONLONDON - DIJON - LONDONLONDON - BRUSSELS - LONDONLONDON - AMSTERDAM - LONDON...

Important information about National Express and Eurolines connections

Posted in Industry news

The BUPA Great Birmingham Run Many roads in Central Birmingham will be totally or partially closed for this event between 2:00 and 16:00 on Sunday 23rd October 2011. Diversionary routes and congestion on the roads will most likely affect our Coach Services until late afternoon. Some of our services may therefore incur delays coming into Birmingham Coach Station from the south via the M5, M40 and M42 routes into Central Birmingham. There may also be delays on services coming in from the north via the M5 and M6 routes. Birmingham Five Ways and Bearwood stops will also be clo...

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