Archive for July 2014

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Archive for July 2014

Wards Hill & Harps Avenue Roadworks

750 Services- Wards Hill & Harps Avenue Roadworks - from Monday 28th July 2014

To allow road modifications and the construction of a pedestrian crossing, Kent County Council have made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on part of Wards Hill, Minster-on-Sea.

The closure is planned to commence from Monday 28th July 2014 for up to 5 weeks or until the works have been completed.

For the duration of the closure our 750 services will be unable to serve the following AM and PM bus stops; Wards Hill, Queens Road and Baldwin Road. AM services will be diverting via The Broadway, Minster Road, Harps Avenue and Scocles Road rejoining our normal route from Back Lane. PM services will travel via Minster Road, Harps Avenue, Scocles Road, Back Lane and Minster Road to The Broadway.

These roadworks will unfortunately coincide with the treating of the road surface along Harps Avenue on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August. On these two dates in addition to the stops listed above services will be unable to serve the AM and PM stops at; Back Lane, Minster School and Minster Library.

Passengers from the stops impacted should use either the Abbey Hotel, Back Lane or Minster Road stops from 28th July 2014. On 7th and 8th August passengers should use either the Abbey Hotel or The Harps Inn bus stops. 

Diversion route from 28th July 2014 -See larger image

Diversion route from 28th July 2014

 

Diversion route 7th + 8th August ONLY -See larger image

Diversion route from 28th July 2014

 

Mia's Charity Football Match

Supporting Mia, Young Epilepsy & Evelina Children’s Hospital

Charity Football Tournament 20/07/2014

The Kings Ferry are proud to support Young Epilepsy and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London who have supported Mia, daughter of Lianne and Tim Bealey who has recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy. Mia, up until last summer was a happy go lucky 7 year old with bags of personality, now has regular seizures with loss of speech, paralysed limbs, choking and full body jerking. Her life has drastically changed and now faces more scans and the possibility of brain surgery.

As part of their fundraising for the Charity and hospital that care for Mia, her parents have organised a 5-a-side football tournament in Rainham on Sunday 20th July at Playfootball.net. Mia is a huge football fan.

So get down to Playfootball in Rainham on Sunday, any support is welcome towards their fundraising efforts.

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Business Shuttle here to stay

The Business Shuttle ceased to operate from the 10th August 2015

Business Shuttle

Helping us all reduce our Carbon footprint

The Kings Ferry Business Shuttle, designed to cater for the business travel needs of organisations in North Bristol and Filton has now been given the green light to continue beyond the trial period. Many businesses in the area took advantage of the free trial period and found it fantastic value for money for their staff and visitors travelling in the North Fringe, whether it be meetings at MOD or hopping on the train at Parkway.

Those organisations have now signed up to one of our many Business Shuttle packages, which differ depending on their individual requirements.

The stand out package has to be the 'Unlimited Travel Package' which offers staff and visitors unlimited travel on the Business Shuttle Service whilst delivering fantastic value for money upon a reliable, comfortable and punctual service.

"...your staff and visitors can enjoy up to 10 journeys a week on the Business Shuttle for less than £22 a week"

Compare this to taxi trips of up to £25 each....

 

Enjoy the following with our Unlimited Travel Package:

  • Fantastic value executive travel with journeys from as little as £2.20 a week*
  • Your company/department will receive multiple boarding passes
  • Use each boarding pass an unlimited amount of times
  • E-tickets availabe for off site visitors
  • Scan as you board - no fuss, no worries
  • Executive coaches with FREE WiFi and on-board toilets

Contact us now on 0117 922 9005 to find out how we can reduce your business travel costs in the North Fringe and take advantage of our 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL (for new customers only).

* Conditions apply. Unlimited travel package prices depend on individual requirements.

 

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KF named RouteOne Awards finalist

The Kings Ferry Management & Driver team  - Bristol depot

We are pleased to announce that The Kings Ferry have been selected as finalists for the following categories at the upcoming Route One awards:

  • Top Large Coach Operator
  • Partnership of the year
  • Coach Manager of the Year

After being crowned UK Coach Operator of the Year, we are keen to make it a year to remember by winning 2 of the most sought after awards in the coaching industry, adding to the current total of 39 awards in 18 years.

The Awards will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the 5th November and the nominations are made by manufacturers, dealers and suppliers during March and April. There are 16 categories, 5 of which are for people awards. The final judging takes place in August.

Learn more about our affiliations and awards here.

New VIP coach for Fulham F.C.

NEW Kings Ferry VIP Coach for Fulham FC

We will soon be taking delivery of a brand new luxury customised Irizar i6 for Fulham Football Club.

The 64 reg coach has an upgraded spec from their previous and comes with 36 seats and full kitchen to the rear. Other features include;

  • Luxury aircraft-style seats with seat belts and arm rests, facing illuminated tables
  • Courier seat
  • Carpeting
  • Air conditioning & Central heating
  • Curtains
  • Air suspension
  • Executive tinted windows
  • Stereo radio/CD/cassette
  • DVD
  • Public address
  • Kitchen/refrigerator
  • 240 volt power supply
  • Toilet
  • Filter Coffee machine

Fulham will use the coach for away matches, airport transfers and other first team journeys away from London for the 2014/2015 season. The club has had a great relationship with The Kings Ferry now for a number of years and long may it continue. We wish them well in the coming season in fighting to regain their Premier League status.

To learn more about our VIP Service please visit The Kings Ferry VIP website.

Record Year at Glastonbury for KF & See

Coach hire for summer festivals

2014 has proven to be a record year in terms of our partnership with See tickets and the Glastonbury festival.

In 2013 we provided transport for just over 15,000 festival goers, complete with wellies, to the largest greenfield festival in the world. This year that number increased to 17,500 passengers across 629 coaches.

They came from all over the country; Scotland, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Plymouth, Cheltenham, we could go on, and descended on Michael Eavis’, Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset for the 5 day Contemporary Performing Arts festival on the last weekend in June.

Headline acts included; Metallica, Kasabian, Dolly Parton, Jack White, Elbow, Kaiser Chief’s and many more.

For more information on coach travel solution for events and music festivals please visit our partners Connections.

Fleet expansion

48 Seater Executive Hire Coach

Due to the demands of an ever growing business, The Kings Ferry is expanding their fleet of executive coaches and have already received delivery of 4 of the 6, 13 plate Caetanos from National Express’ Luton base.

All of the new arrivals will be stripped of nx livery, re-carpeted, given new curtains and placed straight into service to prepare for the road. The 48 seaters will undergo incorporation into Kings Ferry livery over the next few months.

To learn more about our fleet of vehicles please visit our Fleet pages.

Clients we are proud to have worked with: