Bus firm agrees new route deal with Center ParcsApr 04, 2014
They have agreed a contract to improve the public transport service on the Flitwick-based company’s 42 route between Dunstable and Bedford via Flitwick and Ampthill.
Grant Palmer will also provide a new chartered service for Center Parcs’ housekeeping staff on Mondays and Fridays. The holiday village’s change-over days.
The new bus 42 journey and the chartered service for housekeepers have already begun.
The contract is expected to provide an economic boost to the local transport service. Center Parcs says it will also reduce the number of vehicles to Woburn Forest, will be more sustainable, reduce the number of vehicles on the local roads.
Grant Palmer Ltd managing director Grant Palmer (pictured) said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project which will enhance the public transport connections within the local area.
“We have seen continued growth on our 42 and 44 bus services within the Flitwick and Ampthill area and now with additional journeys due to our partnership with Center Parcs, I’m sure this will continue.”
Center Parcs expects to open its Woburn Forest village in the next few weeks.
Assistant category buyer Samantha Stevenson said: “Our company has a strong ethos of protecting the environment but also looking after our team and the local area. This has been true on all of our villages and we are pleased to now be providing good public transport and sustainable transport options to the new team at Woburn Forest.
“We have been committed to working with local suppliers wherever possible.”