Coach & Bus Hire News
The latest additions to the Linburg high-quality “Van Hool” coach fleet at their Derby and Sheffield depots are a trio of air-conditioned 63-seaters, featuring comfortable, full-sized, reclining seats, complete with three-point seat-belts, DVD player and audio system, loads of luggage space and even DDA-compliant wheelchair accessibility, they’re proving popular with discerning clients for days out, conferences, events and transfers.
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March 2018 has seen further additions to the Linburg coach fleets at Derby and Sheffield in the form of a pair of wonderful Van Hool TX Alicrons, each featuring 53 part-leather reclining seats, fully automated air-conditioning and heating, wc/washroom, bosch dvd & audio systems, double-glazing and curtains, amongst many other features.
The magnificent coaches joined the fleet just in time to operate ski-tour departures to the French Alps, where the “Pewag” snow-chains, ABS, EBS & ASR systems and oil-fired central-heating ensured the passengers safety and comfort. Linburg Director, John Hadaway, commented “Every year, we consider buying much cheaper coaches like other coach hire companies buy and every year, when we consider quality, safety, reliability and environmental impact, we know that our drivers and passengers deserve Van Hools, so we’ve maintained our standardisation on the marque once again”.
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Another year and another prestigious travel-trade contract announcement from Linburg Coaches! The forthcoming season will see Linburg’s “trade-mark” luxury Van Hool coaches carrying clients of G2 Travel on UK & Irish tours.
G2 Travel is a dynamic Wholesale Tour Operator, specialising in Group-only land operation for the business to business travel industry. Their core business is supplying Group Land Services worldwide to the travel trade in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.
They have direct contracts with suppliers across the UK, Europe and North America, and strong partnerships for business to destinations including South America, USA, the Middle East, Russia and Asia.
Focused solely on Group business they are dedicated to providing excellent service, with innovation, flexibility and a personal touch, and building lasting and valued partnerships.
Linburg are very proud to have been recognised by G2 as a coach operator whose quality of service fits with G2’s standards of quality and service and look forward to working hard to repay the trust placed in us by G2.
Sn-ap works by allowing clients to choose their desired destination and a convenient pick up point and when they want to travel. Then Sn-ap’s revolutionary system puts all the people wanting to make similar trips together and matches them up with with the best local coach operators. They keep prices low by only running coaches when there’s enough demand.
A corner-stone of the Sn-ap intercity travel revolution is only to work in partnership with the best coach operators, with the highest quality fleets and friendliest, most professional drivers.
Linburg are delighted to have been invited on-board the Sn-ap revolution, operating on-demand trips that passengers want from the Nottingham and Derby areas, often to central London. “We’re looking forward to developing and expanding our collaboration with Sn-ap in years to come. A really friendly Organisation who value their clients and partner coach operators very highly” commented Linburg Director, John Hadaway.
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Spring 2016 saw Linburg place in service another high-quality Van Hool coach. Destined for UK touring duties for both Kuoni & Miki Travel as well as some Private Hire duties, this time Linburg opted for a Van Hool Alicron TX16 seating 53 passengers in comfort.
Linburg Director, John Hadaway explained “We were very keen to maintain our standardisation on the Daf-powered Van Hool product. The quality and reliability are second to none. Our passengers and drivers deserve nothing less. The slightly higher seating capacity gives our clients some useful extra flexibility. The coach is slightly longer than others, so there is no compromise in passenger leg-room and still retains all of the usual Van Hool creature-comfort such as WC/washroom, Air-conditioning, fridge, hot-drinks facility and multi-screen DVD. Client reaction is already leading me to think that the extra investment will prove to be worthwhile.”
February 2016 saw Linburg and Miki Travel strengthen their two-year old working relationship, with the signing of a new Contract calling for two of Linburgs Van Hool tour-coaches to be allocated to Miki’s UK Incoming Tourist Services for the 2016 season.
Linburg Director, John Hadaway commented “Miki Travel is world-renowned for it’s vast portfolio of travel products. Founded in 1967, it now has travel products in 173 Countries, all supported from 41 Miki Travel offices worldwide. Having worked with Miki for two years, I am delighted that they have recognised the commitment and experience of our drivers and management team as well as the quality of our Van Hool coach fleet. This has given them the confidence to entrust more of their business with Linburg, for which I am hugely grateful”.
As part of Linburg’s drive to meet demand from new and existing customers for it’s professional coach hire services, during 2015 it asked the Industry Regulator, the Traffic Commissioner, to give consideration to increasing the total number of vehicles that it was permitted to operate by around 20%.
The Traffic Commissioners staff requested and looked in great detail at information relating to all aspects of Linburg’s operation including vehicle & driver scheduling, vehicle engineering and the Company’s financial strength, before granting the application in full. Linburg General Manager, Sarah Hollis commented “It’s very pleasing indeed to see that the Traffic Commissioner and their staff look in such depth at such applications in order to ensure they only grant those where the Operators meet their very high standards. We’re very grateful to them for the time that they have spent on this. We’re looking forward to using the additional capacity to meet increased demand for our services in 2016 and beyond”.
Linburg Bus & Coach has been greatly saddened by the news of the death of coach driver Robert Denton on Sunday 17 January 2016 after a long and brave fight with lung disease that he first contracted whilst working as a Croupier in Sun City in the 1970’s.
Known to Linburg Director, John Hadaway, since they met as employees of Carnell Tours in 1986, Robert’s intelligence, wicked sense of humour, exceptional abilities as a driver and navigator throughout Europe and as a “people-person”, made him extremely popular with clients, passengers and employers, as well as very many women who he met on his travels.
In this Season of Goodwill, it is the turn of Tripod the Cat, the three-legged Head of Pest Control based at Linburg’s Derby depot, to choose the charities to which Linburg make their Christmas donations.
Tripod has worked for Linburg for a number of years, having hopped-in one day in search of work. “We discussed the possibilities and negotiated Contract Terms over a bowl of Tuna & Prawn” recalled Linburg Director, John Hadaway. Tripod has never looked back, initially taking on a part-time pest control role and working his way up to be Head of Pest Control of the entire Company. “He’s a real team player” John continued, “He literally lives at work and always has his paw on the pulse of what’s going on. He’s become the right-hand man – or perhaps I should say the left-paw cat – of Jamie Launder, the Operations Manager in Derby. They’re almost inseparable. In fact, when the depot suffered a small fire recently, everyone was evacuated but when Jamie realised that Tripod was unaccounted for, without giving a thought for the correct procedure, Jamie went straight back into the building to ensure his three-pawed pal was safe. They’re a proper team but I do wish Tripod wouldn’t insist on coming to work every day dressed in the colours of his favourite football team…”
Tripod purred “Not every cat is lucky enough to have a job like mine, so we’re going to give a little support to Cats Protection. I’ve lost a leg and I found it difficult for a while, so I want us to show our support and appreciation for the many soldiers and former-soldiers who have given so much for our Nation. We’re going to give a little support to Style for Soldiers and to Help for Heroes”.
Here are links to Tripod’s chosen charities:
To meet demand from Travel-Trade clients who need to transport large groups in luxury over long distances, Linburg has further extended the range of coaches available for hire from both it’s Derby and Sheffield depots by adding a luxury double-decker option.
Linburg General Manager, Sarah Hollis officially launched the new service this week. “In between Travel-Trade commitments, we hope to be able to offer the luxury double-deck coach option to our many Private Hire customers. We’ve continued our standardisation on Van Hool coaches, as the quality, reliability and safety standards are second to none. With up to 79 reclining seats, air-conditioning, on-board WC/washroom, hot & cold drinks facility, double-glazing and central-heating, this is a great way for large groups to travel over long-distances. It also means that we can now also offer DDA-compliant wheelchair access too!” commented Sarah at the Official Launch.
If you’d like to enquire about the possibility of hiring the Linburg luxury double-deck service for your group, contact the Coach Hire Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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