Kent commuters will be among the first passengers in the country to enjoy super-fast 4G coverage thanks to leading coach operator Buzzlines.
The Lympne-based operator has installed the technology on its Folkestone to London commuter service. The state-of-the-art system provides passengers with the highest quality wireless coverage available throughout the duration of their journey to and from work, putting the dark days of phone and internet blackspots firmly in the past.
The major investment comes just days after the Government’s 4G mobile auction, which saw a number of telecommunications operators bid for 4G coverage contracts. Vodafone, Three, 02 and EE all purchased rights, paving the way for the wider rollout of 4G services.
Buzzlines will look to add 4G connectivity to more of its coaches in line with the expansion of the 4G network.
Nigel Busbridge, Operations Director at Buzzlines, said: “We strongly believe in constantly improving our customer journey experience, and installing 4G across our fleet is part of this ongoing commitment.
“Our commuter service already gives Kent workers a cost-effective, convenient and relaxing route into and out of the Capital each day. By installing 4G on the Folkestone to London service we are now enabling passengers to be as productive on board as they wish – providing them with the strong and secure connection they need to catch up on work, make phone calls and check emails, or simply listen to music or surf the net”.
Buzzlines’ commuter service is at least 25 per cent cheaper than the train, based on a 12-month season ticket and factoring in the avoidance of parking and congestion charges.
The service provides each passenger with a guaranteed seat and a range of convenient drop off and pick up points between Canary Wharf and Embankment.
Buzzlines also offers a wide range of leisure coach packages, including West End theatre and concert trips, day trips and longer coach tours to attractions across the UK as well as European destinations such as Bruges, Boulogne and Lille and further afield to as far as Italy and Spain.
For more details on Buzzlines’ commuter travel services call 01303 261870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and for full details of upcoming excursions visit buzzlinestravel.co.uk.