posted 7 years ago

American Brand Greyhound Coach to operate in UK

FirstGroup launch Greyhound Coach Services

The UK’s largest transport operator FirstGroup have announced the launch of Greyhound Coach services which will see the iconic American brand operating in the UK for the first time in its 95 year history. The legendary Greyhound coaches offer the only countrywide network of coach services in the USA and Canada. The US Company was set up in Minnesota in 1914 by Carl Wickman, a Swedish immigrant.

FirstGroup is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America moving some 2.5 billion passengers every year. FirstGroup is also Britain’s largest bus and rail operator and has been operating Greyhound in the US and Canada since October 2007 after buying its parent company Laidlaw International.

Onboard features of the new coach service include leather seating, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, free newspapers and up to 20% extra leg room with 41 seats rather than the 50 typically operated by rival coach companies. Fares will start from £1 each way if booked online. The services will have kerb-side pick ups at a number of locations with non-stop journeys between cities. This will provide a journey time advantage of up to 40% over rival coach operators, whose services typically stop a number of times at intermediate locations.

Greyhound UK will initially launch coaches between London and to cities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

 

Recently used the service from London to the Isle of wight. A delay that the driver knew about from the start of the journey meant missing the connecting hover to the island. Me and a small family with a baby were told to get off when the coach approached Portsmouth hard interchange. No refund, no help. Terrible service. We were told to mention Alex Warner name and gave wightlink his number which he never answered. Promised a refund on the 26th of October since then just pointed to the small print on the website. Removing himself from any responsibility. Lots of lies from the start. A company not to be trusted.

I have seen Greyhound Coaches on the Motorway, How do I book a trip Bournemouth - London. Thankyou

time table from porthsmounth thank you

when does the service start and do you have a time table , what is the estimated timt portsmouth london ..thankyou