The Kings Ferry

The Kings Ferry[1] is a coach operator based in Kent, England.

The Kings Ferry
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Caetano Levante bodied Volvo B13R
in May 2013
ParentNational Express
Founded1968
HeadquartersGillingham
HubsKent
Bristol
Websitewww.thekingsferry.co.uk

The Kings Ferry was established in 1968 by Peter O'Neill who remained as chairman until November 2007 when the Kings Ferry Travel Group was sold to National Express.[2]

Commuter servicesEdit

 
Irizar PB bodied Scania K124EB 6x2 in Kings Ferry VIP livery in November 2008
 
The former Ferrybus, an East Lancs Cityzen bodied Scania N113

The Kings Ferry brand is used on commuter services from the Medway Towns to Victoria Coach Station, London.[3]

The Travel Link brand is used for commuter services from the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne. Travel Link was created from a merger of the previous Travel Rite lower cost brand, and The London Link,[4] a company established by the Kings Ferry in 1999.

From November 2013 until April 2016, Kings Ferry operated services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire under contract to North Somerset Council.[5][6][7]

In October 2015, Kings Ferry commenced operating a service from Maidstone to London,[8] but commuter services from Kent & Medway were withdrawn on Christmas Eve 2021.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 3120943 The Kings Ferry Limited Limited
  2. ^ Group buys Kings Ferry Travel Group National Express 12 November 2007
  3. ^ Timetables and Departures The Kings Ferry
  4. ^ Companies House extract company no 43181386 London Link Limited
  5. ^ North Somerset commuters to get a royal service Kings Ferry May 2013
  6. ^ North Bristol Archived 19 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine The Kings Ferry
  7. ^ New coach operator for North Somerset commuter service North Somerset Council 8 March 2016
  8. ^ New Kings Ferry service Bus & Coach Buyer 26 August 2015
  9. ^ "Kings Ferry service axed". Kent Online. 16 December 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to The Kings Ferry at Wikimedia Commons