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We update our News page regularly. Please come back from time to time for the latest information about our services.

Update: 7 June 2017

Online Quotes - quick and easy, give it a try

Our Online Quote form is quick and convenient. You can ask for an online quote at any time of the day or night.

If you'd like a quote with Redwing North Kent you have several options:

Update: 7 June 2017

Hiring a coach reduces road congestion

By hiring a Redwing coach you can significantly reduce the environmental impact of your journeys, compared with relying on multiple cars for transport, or taking the train.

Travelling by coach causes less pollution, per passenger kilometre, than the equivalent journeys made by the same sized group of train or car passengers.

Another major benefit is reduced road congestion.

If the passengers on a typical 49 seater Redwing coach travelled by private cars instead, this would typically require a fleet of 15 to 35 cars. Obviously the exact number will depend on the circumstances of the passengers.

Without any doubt one coach 'consumes' considerably less road space than the fleet of cars it replaces. And that helps everyone to get where they're going more efficiently.

Update: 15 May 2017

New Redwing Commuter App for mobile devices

Our free Redwing NK Commuter app for mobile devices is now available for download on App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android).

The app enables you to view full timetables for all our daily commuter journeys and to track your coach at any stage during its journey.

The idea behind the app is to offer a simple but useful resource that will hopefully make your working day a little easier. By deliberately avoiding complication and unnecessary features we hope you will find the app easy and convenient to use every day, once you've got used to it.

The actual arrival time at each stop is displayed by the app in real-time, together with the number of minutes delay (if any) relative to the scheduled arrival time.

This means you know the location of your coach at all times and can estimate the likely arrival time at your chosen stop.

You can also view the live location of your coach on a map at any time during the journey.

For new commuters, the locations of each pick up point and set down point are shown on a detailed map.

Visit our Downloads and Apps page to download the app.

We welcome your detailed, constructive feedback about the current functionality of the app, and how the existing features can be improved. Please feel free to phone, email or send a message via our Contact page.

Update: 2 May 2017

Reliable Sports Team coach travel

If you manage a sports team, you know how important it is to organise safe, efficient, reliable, comfortable and best value transport for your away fixtures and tours.

Whether you need to book a day trip for a sports fixture in a nearby town, or a ten day tour across Europe, our luxury coach service is your best bet for a successful itinerary.

We have first class modern coaches and excellent drivers. And because your teams travel in considerable comfort, they arrive in great shape and ready to compete.

There's plenty of luggage space for sports kit, too.

And don't forget your supporters and fans. How about a dedicated Redwing coach for them, too? It's a great service to provide, and you can usually offer fans a very economical price.

We have decades of experience providing coach transport for cricketers, footballers, rugby players, hockey players, athletes and many other sports enthusiasts. We are used by schools, amateur clubs, colleges, universities, private groups and professional teams.

To find out how we can simplify your sports team logistics, give us a call on 01474 322002 for a chat about your current or future requirements.

Update: 5 April 2017

Are you relocating to Gravesend, Kent?

So, you're relocating to the Gravesend area but your work still takes you to London? Make sure you consider our luxury commuter coach service. It runs between the Gravesend area and London.

Moving to the relative peace and quiet of the Gravesend area offers many lifestyle advantages. But if you still have to travel to London every day why not do it in the least stressful way possible?

What are your options? You can travel by Train. You can drive your Car. Or you can climb aboard our luxury Commuter Coach. Each option has its fans. Our suggestion: sit down with a blank piece of paper and carefully compare the alternatives. You'll soon realise that our commuter coach service has several significant advantages. Not least the fact that our Annual Season Ticket is only £2,000. Compare that to the equivalent rail season ticket, which is over a thousand pounds more!

Take a look at our Commuting section for full details about our commuter service, including prices, detailed schedules and 10 Good Reasons To Commute With Redwing North Kent. Then put us to the test for a couple of weeks and see how you like our commuter service!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us on 01474 322002.

Update: 8 March 2017

Six new coaches entering service this month

Last April we ordered twelve new Mercedes Tourismo luxury coaches to replace some of the existing coaches in our fleet.

Six of the coaches arrived in October last year and the final six have arrived on schedule this month.

Our professional mechanics are currently checking over the new coaches at Redwing's fully equipped engineering workshops in Herne Hill before they enter service in a few days time.

The Mercedes Tourismo is a superb luxury coach. We have operated a large number of Tourismos in recent years and they are much admired by our passengers, drivers, engineers and managers.

Redwing Coaches has always chosen to operate an exceptionally modern fleet of luxury coaches, and we regularly replace coaches with brand new models in order to have one of the youngest private hire fleets in Europe. It's part of our tried and tested business model.

A young fleet means you always benefit from travelling in high spec, comfortable and reliable coaches fitted with the latest technology for safety, economy and environmental friendliness.

If you have any questions about our coaches, please don't hesitate to call us on 01474 322002.

Update: 1 February 2017

Getting married? Hire a coach for your guests

If you're getting married this year, now's the time to sort out the logistics.

You can plan things the old way, with scores of guests converging haphazardly on the church, register office and reception venue under their own steam. Or you can plan it the clever way, and provide a luxury private air-conditioned coach service from a convenient central meeting point to the ceremony, then on to the reception and back to the meeting point.

By choosing your central meeting point carefully - near a railway station with a public car park, for example - you can make your wedding easily accessible not only to car drivers, but also to guests who don't own cars, or guests who wisely choose not to drink and drive.

Think about it from your guests' point of view. It's no fun turning up at a country church in the middle of nowhere and discovering there's only parking for five cars! Town centres, with treacherous one way systems and draconian parking restrictions can be even worse. And then there's the mad dash from the church to the reception, with more map-reading trauma and parking nightmares. Be nice to your guests - hire a luxury, air-conditioned coach for them.

There are so many advantages: everyone arrives in the right place at the right time. No one gets lost. Parking problems are eliminated. Drink-driving can be avoided and there is always a happy, party atmosphere amongst the passengers.

Make sure your guests remember your wedding with a smile, not a shudder. Give us a call on 01474 322002 to find out more.

Update: 9 January 2017

Great news for commuters - NO FARE INCREASE for 2017

Here's some good news to start the New Year.

There will be NO INCREASE in Redwing North Kent commuter fares for 2017.

This is the fifth year in a row we've held our Gravesend to London fares at the same economical level. Our prices today are the same as they were way back in January 2013.

Isn't it great to find an essential service like ours which doesn't keep going up in price year after year?

An Annual Season Ticket with Redwing North Kent is still only £2,000 per year. That's equivalent to £38.46 per week on average, or £7.69 return per working day, or £3.85 per journey, which is less than the price of a decent coffee and a sandwich.

Compared to the Train, our Redwing Annual Season Ticket is an absolute bargain. The train will cost you £3,344 for the cheapest comparable Annual Season Ticket, so you save at least £1,344 by commuting with Redwing.

Our price comparison figures were checked on 9 January 2017 using the official National Rail Season Ticket Calculator: a 12 month rail Season Ticket between Gravesend (GRV) and Cannon Street (CST), no High Speed train allowed, no London Travelcard included, costs £3,344.

You'll find full details of our tickets and fares on our Tickets & Fares page.

If you have any questions about our tickets and fares, please give us a call on 01474 322002.

Update: 9 January 2017

Downloadable PDF Commuter Timetable updated

Our downloadable PDF Commuter Timetable has been updated today.

You can download the new file (redwing-9-jan-2017.pdf, 170KB) on our Downloads page.

This is a minor update. The special Christmas and New Year schedules and office hours have been removed, but the regular timetables have not been modified, so there are no changes to your journey.

Update: 19 December 2016

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

All our drivers and managers would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and an extremely Prosperous New Year.

It has been another good year for us, and hopefully for you too, but now we're looking forward to 2017, fired up and ready to go.

Whether you are spending Christmas at home, or jetting off for a bit of sun, we hope you have a lovely time, and look forward to welcoming you back on our coaches after your well-earned break!

If you're a commuter, please make sure you double check our Christmas and New Year Timetable to see how your journey will be affected over the Christmas and New Year period.

Update: 12 December 2016

Hold your Christmas Party in January?

More and more companies now hold their Christmas Parties in January.

It's an excellent strategy - staff and guests love it as it's one more event to enjoy before settling down to the hard grind of another new year.

Company managers like it too, as there are great deals to be done with restaurants, venues and entertainment in the quieter weeks following the mad pre-Christmas rush.

However and wherever you decide to enjoy yourself, we will take you and your group where you need to go. Comfortably, safely, efficiently and without fuss.

Call us on 01474 322002 to find out how much your January Christmas Party coach will cost.

Update: 1 December 2016

Early Afternoon Departures on 23 and 30 December 2016

Commuters, why stay at work any longer than you need to?

Don't forget we have special early afternoon departures at 13.00 and 15.00 on Friday 23 December and Friday 30 December to whizz you back home in time to put your feet up and grab a glass of sherry and a mince pie before the celebrations begin.

Full details on our Timetables, Routes and Map page.

Update: 1 December 2016

Special Christmas and New Year Timetables now online

During the Christmas and New Year period we operate a modified commuter coach timetable, and our office opening hours are different too.

This year there are changes to our normal commuter coach timetable from Friday 23 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive.

Full details of our special Christmas and New Year timetables are now online in our Commuter Coach section.

You can also download a PDF version of our timetables, fares and contact details (220KB). This is ideal for offline use.

Please take a look at the modified timetables and check how your commuter journey will be affected.

If you have any questions about the Christmas and New Year arrangements, please give us a call on 01474 322002.

Update: 3 November 2016

Hire a coach for your Christmas Party

Christmas Parties don't organise themselves. Someone's got to take charge and make all the arrangements. If that person is you then please call us as soon as possible, because we can make your task a lot easier.

Hiring a luxury coach to take your group to and from the Christmas Party venue makes a lot of sense. Everyone gets to the party on time. No one gets lost on the way. There are no parking problems, no parking charges, no problems with drinking and driving. No wandering about on foot in the rain trying to find the venue.

Your Redwing coach provides a door to door service. What could be more convenient?

Time is moving on, so you'll need to book soon to finalise your Christmas arrangements. If you have any questions please call us on 01474 322002 and we'll be glad to help.

Update: 5 October 2016

Train commuters - no standing allowed on Redwing coaches!

Train commuters are sometimes forced to stand during the journey between Gravesend and London. It can't be pleasant being packed like sardines, staring into a stranger's ear for an hour or so. At every station people jostle to get on and off. Mysterious delays add to the misery. Tempers gently fray and stress levels rocket.

Why would anyone endure this unpleasantness before and after a hard day in the office, day in and day out for years on end?

Well we don't know, to be honest. Because it's not like this on our Gravesend-London commuter coaches, that's for sure.

Our passengers queue in a civilised fashion at convenient pick up points near their homes and offices. They climb aboard our clean, air conditioned luxury coaches and settle into their own comfortable seats.

No standing is allowed, so once you're seated you stay seated for your entire journey, with room to relax, read, work or watch the world go by. And you'll never have to give up your seat, mid-journey, to new passengers.

Surely that's a better way to start and end your working day? Why not try us out for a week or two and see how it feels to commute the civilised, comfortable way between Gravesend and London? Check out our Commuting section for full details.

Update: 7 September 2016

Teachers - planning a school trip?

If you're a teacher tasked with planning a school trip during the new school year, please make sure you give us a call concerning your coach hire requirements.

We have the best coaches complete with the latest safety equipment, DBS checked drivers, decades of experience and a long list of schools who use our services.

Whether you're planning a Day Trip to a museum, exhibition, landmark destination or a theatre, or a Sports Trip, or a Ski Trip or Holiday/Study Trip in the UK or Europe, we can provide the best coach hire service you have ever experienced.

To discuss your possible future requirements, please don't hesitate to call us on 01474 322002.

 

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