Leeds-based TS Travels Group is the latest operator to be named as a new partner of long-distance coach provider FlixBus.
It is the first time an operator in Leeds has been onboarded to the FlixBus network.
The West Yorkshire operator will run the Leeds to London route from 29 July, expanding on a seven day a week service between Leeds, Sheffield and London.
FlixBus says the partnership will add additional capacity to FlixBus’s routes at a time when passengers must navigate rail strikes and airport chaos.
Says Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK: “The need for reliable transport options has never been clearer, so we’re delighted to be welcoming TS Travels Group as a long-term bus partner, to keep Britain moving.
“TS Travels Group has a keen eye on quality, and a track record of high operational standards, which is exactly what we are looking for in our long-term partners. We look forward to working together and offering passengers more journey options than ever before.”
Adds Taj Singh, Manager of TS Travels Group: “Becoming part of FlixBus’ rapidly-growing network in the UK is a really exciting new opportunity for us.
“We have been impressed by the brand’s global success and the attractive partnership model the team is offering, and we can’t wait to get started. We look forward to a long-term relationship between both businesses.”
Mr Schorling goes on to promote FlixBus’s technology-led approach to coach travel, and the highlights the operator’s ambition to dominate the UK as a scheduled coach route operator: “This summer has underlined how much room there is to innovate in the coach market using our first-class technology, and we are confident that we will achieve our ambition to become the country’s leading coach brand.”