13/03/2013 - New National Express Contracts for Lucketts Travel
Lucketts Travel, the leading coach travel operator in the South of England, has just been awarded two important new contracts by National Express.
Starting on 18th March the prestigious ‘A3' service from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria, and the busy ‘025' Brighton to London route will be operated by the Lucketts Group on behalf of the well known national intercity coach company.
The contracts mean the Lucketts Group will invest heavily in new luxury coaches for the two routes. A total of 13 vehicles will be purchased at a significant investment. Six of the coaches will be based at the company HQ in Fareham, from where an additional 17 drivers will operate the Gatwick route. Another seven coaches used on the Brighton service will be based at the Worthing Coaches depot in Lancing. An additional seven coaches will be used on the route, requiring Lucketts to employ an extra 24 drivers.
Lucketts already operates three other National Express routes, from Portsmouth to Heathrow and Victoria (routes ‘203 & ‘030'), and from Southsea to Bristol route (300). All staff employed by Lucketts to drive National Express routes attend the Lucketts Driver Academy, receiving the very highest levels of driver training.
Ian Luckett, Director, Lucketts Travel said, " We're delighted that National Express has chosen us to operate these important routes on its behalf. Having worked closely with them for the last four years it is clear that both companies share the same determination to provide the highest levels of service, punctuality and safety for passengers."