Executive commuter coach service launches

Commuters living in North Somerset now have the opportunity to travel to major employment areas in north Bristol on an executive commuter coach.

Eight express services run on two routes during the morning and evening rush hours using the M5 motorway. One route starts in Weston-super-Mare and picks up in Clevedon, the other starts in Portishead, and runs to Aztec West, Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and Airbus.

Four brand new 49 seat, fully accessible coaches with luxury seats, air conditioning, power sockets, drink machines, toilets and free WiFi are used on the routes so passengers can leave the car at home and relax, work, go online or catch up with friends while they travel.

The service is run in partnership by North Somerset Council and operator, The Kings Ferry Ltd. which is part of the National Express Group and has more than 30 years experience of running similar services in the south east, transporting over 1,300 commuters into central London each day.

North Somerset Council provided kick-start funding for the service using money from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a two-year project funded by the Department for Transport which is improving public transport links in and around the West of England for anyone travelling to work, school or training; and The Kings Ferry Ltd has committed to run the service for a further two years.

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