Published: 00:01, 22 May 2014
A new commuter coach service from Deal to London, via Canterbury, has been launched.
The service claims it will save commuters up to 50% compared to the train.
Managing director Alistair Bayliss said: “Those with rail season tickets, we’d like them to consider us when their rail ticket expires.”
Pick-up stations in Deal and Sandwich include South Street, Fire Station, Victoria Hospital and Sholden Church in Deal; St George’s Road and the Guildhall (Stop B) in Sandwich; and The Anchor and Wingham Green in Wingham.
Stations in Canterbury include Mill House, the Magistrates Court, Canterbury East Station, Westgate Towers NW Bound, St Dunstan’s Street, Temple Road and a new pick up point at Brenley Corner.
Destinations include Canary Wharf, Tower of London, London Bridge and Westminster Pier.
Commuters can buy daily, weekly, monthly or annual tickets.
An annual ticket to London Bridge costs £3,100, compared to £5,012 by non high-speed train.
Travelers are guaranteed a seat, complimentary wi-fi and tea and coffee during their journey.
Commuter Chris Day, from Sandwich, said: “If I had any doubts, they were dispelled from the moment that I was picked up, precisely on time.
“It was just as fast as the train, with no Tube to contend with and, more importantly, in comfort. People actually waved at the coach, thinking it might be carrying celebs what with its spaciousness and tinted windows!
“The journey home was every bit as good as I dozed in my reclining, leather seat and for the first time in years arrived home refreshed and rested.”
The company, based in Deal Business Park, which recently provided the transport for Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final against Hull, is offering 10 journeys for £98.
For more information visit www.commutebycoach.com
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