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Glastonbury goers save on emissions by travelling by coach

07 October 2014 #Bus and Coach #CV Sector #News

News from National Express: As Glastonbury tickets went on sale and sold out this weekend official coach provider National Express revealed festival-lovers this year made record-breaking energy savings.

The carbon emissions saved by the 28,000 people who travelled to the Somerset festival by coach from across the UK as opposed to choosing the car, are comparable to making over 100,000,000 cups of tea.

Now with almost 140,000 thousand entry tickets to next year’s festival going on sale, National Express can also reveal it is freezing its 2015 ticket prices at this year’s levels – so revellers can bag affordable travel to the event.

The UK’s largest coach operator is making a commitment to keep prices to next year’s festival locked at this year’s levels right until the New Year.

Running from 24 June until 28 June, Glastonbury 2015 promises to be one of the highlights of the summer music calendar.

Unlike the train, the national coach operator’s coaches take passengers and their luggage directly to the gates of the top music event, while departing from 70 UK locations across the UK.

Traditionally tickets to the event sell out incredibly quickly and those who are lucky enough to get their hands on some are urged to book their coach quickly and avoid disappointment.

National Express UK Coach Managing Director Tom Stables said, “The fact that Glastonbury goers saved more than 100 million cups of tea in energy terms by taking the coach is staggering, and pays tribute to our green credentials. As well as providing a low carbon option to get to the festival, we’ve made a commitment to keep our fares fixed at this year’s prices because we want fun loving revellers to have the best festival experience possible without breaking the bank.”

Travelling by coach is the most environmentally friendly form of public transport – generating up to five times less CO2 per passenger than the average car journey.

This year, as a ‘thank you’ for choosing coach, the thousands of passengers travelling with National Express for 2015’s festival will be given a Green Traveller pass on arrival at the iconic festival, entitling them to discounts.

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