fast' Burnham-On-Sea to London coach service is axed
'super fast' coach service between Burnham-On-Sea and London is
being axed next week due to low numbers of users.
Coaches launched the high-profile service last August to take
travellers to London in less than three hours.
Ian Daniells, Berrys Operations Director, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "We have withdrawn it with great reluctance, but
the numbers using it have not increased as we had hoped."
research had suggested that a route direct to and from London
that did not involve a lengthy visit/stop in Bristol would be
numbers have not increased in the way we would have expected (despite
a fairly large marketing spend) and we have concluded that the
resources we have available would be better invested on our other
"It is a shame as we thought it would be popular and would
also help bring more visitors from the Capital down to Burnham."
last run of the SF4 Superfast direct to London from Burnham will
be on Monday 4th April. He added that local passengers will still
be able to use the company's SF1 route, picking up from Bridgwater.
Ian Jefferies from Burnham's Project Coach, said he was disappointed
at the news.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's a great shame that local people
asked for a travel service like this, but then haven't supported
and used it enough. People need to get behind services like this
for them to become viable - it's a particular shame because the
service would have been expanded locally if it had taken off."
he welcomed the launch of a new Stagecoach South West coach service
that links Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol Airport, with a stop on
the A38 at the Fox and Goose in Brent Knoll. The South West Falcon
operates 19 journeys a day, 7 days a week and tickets are available
month, Burnham won the title of Coach Friendly Destination of
the Year and the town continues to attract hundreds of coaches
into the town centre each year.