As we observe Eurolines has reduced its offer to certain areas of Europe. Unfortunately, there have been permanent cuts in the summer timetable.
According to the Eurolines, the connections to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Russia have attracted very few UK customers in the past twelve months, as has also been the case to Dresden, and have been cut. Valmiera was removed from the Baltic schedule by Eurolines’ partners.
In recent years it has become more and more of a challenge for the British Eurolines to maintain a credible commercial direct link from the UK to Lyon for Eurolines. This has culminated in both the UK and French partners agreeing to withdraw the ‘traditional’ offer, but there is a blessing in disguise. Eurolines is working hard with France to develop a new direct offer possibly through Paris. This is not likely to be achieved for the summer of this year. The loss of the Lyon route does mean that all destinations in south east France have been suspended.
Eurolines has been in further discussions with the Polish contractor and expects to find an accord in the very near future. This is likely to lead to a retiming of departures from London to early morning and arrival back in London to late afternoon with some smaller towns being added.