National Express launches the UK’s first coach infotainment system

National Express launches the UK’s first coach infotainment systemIf you always thought that flying is the most comfortable and entertaining form of travelling then be prepared to be disabused of that misconception. Last Monday, the coach company National Express launched the UK’s first coach infotainment system allowing travellers to stream film and TV shows on their own devices. Continue reading

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach Passengers

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach PassengersBrits using rail and coach services have reason to celebrate since they will be entitled to better compensations. On 1 October, an amendment to the Consumer Rights Act came into effect, which followed the impetus by the consumer group Which? Initially, rail, maritime and Continue reading

More comfort, less pollution: National Express adds new Platinum buses for the Black Country

More comfort, less pollution: National Express adds new Platinum buses for the Black CountryTaking the coach is not only cost-effective but also very comfortable – especially so if you happen to live in the Black Country. The coach company National Express has recently invested £8mio in the addition of 46 Platinum buses. The brand-new vehicles currently operate the 529 service between Continue reading

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: 10 Top Pokémon Nests in the UK

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: 10 Top Pokémon Nests in the UKLooking for Pokémon is a lot of fun but it can also be quite frustrating once you’ve reached a certain level in Pokemon Go. The common Drowzee or Rattata does not tickle your fancy anymore and you don’t even care wasting a pokéball? And even fairly rare Pokémon promising exciting evolutions are already Continue reading

The Lazy Trainer’s Guide to Pokémon Go: How to catch better Pokémon on a bus

The Lazy Trainer’s Guide to Pokémon Go: How to catch better Pokémon on a busWhenever you see a group of people walking down the street nowadays, staring at their smartphones and spontaneously changing directions, then the chances are good that they’re either lost or simply a bunch of Pokémon trainers. The free app “Pokémon Go” takes the 1990s game classic to a new level Continue reading

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus Market

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus MarketAs of 1 July, the German coach company FlixBus will take over megabus’ Continental bus routes as well as cross-border connections to and from the UK. Starting from next Friday, the German market leader will be in charge of the planning of timetables, marketing strategies, sales and distribution as well as pricing. Continue reading

A Supporter’s Guide to the Euros in France

A Supporter’s Guide to the Euros in FranceTravelling to a foreign country is always a tricky adventure – especially so when you go there for a big sports event. You might put your foot in your mouth by saying something wrong and it’s never good to cross a Frenchman (as was most prominently displayed by Zidane’s famous headbutt Continue reading

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the Continent

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the ContinentOn 24 March, the coach company FlixBus has set foot on the British Isles for the very first time by launching an intercity bus connection from Paris to London. The German market leader, which set out to conquer the whole of Europe, reports that the new coach route turned out to be a great success Continue reading

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to London

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to LondonThe German intercity coach market was liberalised in early 2013 and bus providers have been fighting over customers ever since. Active competition has resulted in particularly inexpensive ticket prices and in a high level of comfort on intercity coach trips. While free WiFi and a vast amount of power outlets are standard Continue reading

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost Coaches

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost CoachesMany people are of the opinion that a train is a fairly convenient mode of public transport, whereas an intercity bus is targeted at those travellers which are willing to sacrifice comfort in order to save some money. A European train company, however, is about to challenge this view by introducing a fourth class on its Continue reading