Belle Vue is to offer additional services in conjunction with FlixBus, with the Stockport-based firm awaiting delivery of three new Yutong GT12s in spring 2024.
The operator, which began its partnership with FlixBus in April, is to operate new routes between Manchester and York, Birmingham and Leicester.
An existing service between Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne is already run by Belle Vue on behalf of FlixBus.
Managing Director of Belle Vue, Phil Hitchen, says: “The strength of our partnership with the FlixBus team is unmatched, and we have been keen to expand our relationship with them based on the excellent results we’ve seen so far.
“There is a revolution in express coach services happening with FlixBus here in the UK, and it’s exciting to be part of the forward-thinking brand shaping the future of the industry.”
This follows news of strong growth for the operator, having taken on three new Neoplan Tourliners in a “record year”.
Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK, adds: “Belle Vue has delivered exceptional quality on our network, alongside an entrepreneurial and ambitious approach from Phil and the entire team. We are delighted to expand our partnership and are looking forward to working together for decades to come.
“FlixBus sets out to build partnerships that last and we are delighted that as a key operator, Belle Vue is keen to expand with us, and drive forward our mission to become the largest express coach network in the UK.”