Kings Ferry wins Somerset contract
Two commuter routes in Somerset have been won by The Kings Ferry, part of the National Express Group. North Somerset Council awarded the contract, which is for the operation of two commuter services to business areas in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The routes are due to launch in the autumn and will be funded by the Council for two years, with The Kings Ferry set to fund them for a further two. The service will pick passengers up from Weston-Super-Mare and Portishead, running along two commuter corridors at morning and evening rush hours. The coaches will be equipped with real time tracking, allowing passengers to check the location of their service via web and mobile devices.
The Kings Ferry Commercial Director, Danny Elford, said, ‘We are delighted to be involved in this exciting partnership with North Somerset Council. Every year we’ve seen more and more commuters switching to the coach because it’s comfortable, great value and you’re guaranteed a seat. What’s more we communicate constantly with our customers, providing instant service information and traffic updates to ensure their journey to work is as relaxing as possible. We are certain this region has the fundamental elements needed for a successful service.’