Belle Vue expands partnership with FlixBus UK

Posted: 30 November 2023 | | No comments yet

Belle Vue is set to strengthen its partnership with FlixBus by adding three new vehicles in 2024, expanding its express coach services between key cities.

Belle Vue expands partnership with FlixBus UK

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Stockport-based coach operator Belle Vue is set to expand its partnership with FlixBus. The collaboration, which had started in April 2023, has proven to be a success, and Belle Vue is now gearing up to enhance its contribution to FlixBus’ network by adding three new vehicles in 2024.

The newly added vehicles will facilitate additional coach services, connecting key cities such as Manchester and York, as well as Birmingham and Leicester. This expansion comes on the heels of the successful cross-country services launched in early 2023, connecting Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK, expressed enthusiasm about the extended partnership, stating, “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.”

The success of the initial collaboration has led Belle Vue to be a key operator in FlixBus’ mission. Belle Vue’s commitment to delivering top-notch services has garnered customer satisfaction and earned it a nomination for the Best Express Coach Service at the UK Bus Awards in late November 2023.Belle Vue’s recent acceptance into the Guild of British Coach Operators further solidifies its position as a significant operator in the industry.

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Phil Hitchen, Managing Director of Belle Vue, commented on the expansion, saying, “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.”

Spring 2024 will see the introduction of three brand new FlixBus-branded Yutong vehicles to Belle Vue’s fleet, signalling the company’s dedication to the expansion of sustainable and affordable travel options across the country.

“One of our core values is the democratisation of transport, and we are passionate about bringing our coach services to every corner of the country. We want to ensure as many passengers as possible benefit from our sustainable, affordable network to travel through the midlands and north of England,” said Schorling.