Coach Travel – A Legacy of Growth and Excellence

Feb 20, 2024 | 0 comments

Boasting a distinguished history spanning more than 50 years, Ross Travel Group has firmly established itself as a premier provider of coach travel and transport services. As a family-run enterprise, we take great pride in delivering unparalleled service, meticulous attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, positioning us as a leading coach hire provider in Yorkshire.

Founding Years: Ross Taxis and Minibuses

The story began in 1968 when Peter Ross started Ross Taxi’s with an Austin 1800 as his private car, operating from his residence on Church Lane. Equipped with a Hackney carriage plate, Mr. Ross ventured into the taxi business in Pontefract. By 1969, the taxi fleet expanded to five cars, and in 1970, Peter secured a contract to transport staff through the night, leading to the purchase of a 12-seater transit minibus. This marked the beginning of Ross Travel’s venture into minibus hire and coaches.

1971: First 20 Seater Coach and New Premises

Recognising the need for larger premises to accommodate the growing minibus and coach business, Ross Travel moved to Church Court in 1971. The acquisition of the first 20-seater coach signalled a strategic shift away from taxis, setting the stage for further expansion.

1974: Continued Growth and New Premises

As the fleet expanded to approximately 12 vehicles, predominantly full-size coaches, the company quickly outgrew its premises. In 1984, Mr. Ross secured the premises on Allison Street, Featherstone. Over the years, the facilities underwent developments, with a garage and offices built in 1984 and yard premises expanded in 2016, now capable of housing at least 12 additional vehicles. to facilitate the uk coach holidays business.

1990: Introduction of Disabled Coach Hire

In the early 1990s, Ross Travel diversified its services by introducing Disabled Coach Hire, a groundbreaking initiative catering to individuals with accessibility difficulties. Additionally, the company launched “Featherstone Rover,” a local stage carriage service for the community.

Present Day: Operating 22 Vehicles From Our Depot

Operating from Allison Street for 32 years, Ross Travel Group has consistently introduced new service buses and coaches into the fleet annually. Today, we proudly operate 22 vehicles from our depot, reflecting our status as a growing family-run business committed to delivering the best travel experiences to our customers.

As we continue to thrive and evolve, Ross Travel Group remains steadfast in its dedication to providing exceptional service, reflecting the values and commitment instilled by our founder, Peter Ross, over five decades ago.

State-of-the-Art Fleet:

Our commitment to providing a superior travel experience is reflected in our meticulously curated fleet of state-of-the-art coaches. Equipped to cater to a diverse range of travel needs, from school excursions to corporate events, our coaches are designed to ensure comfort, safety, and a seamless journey for our valued passengers.

Competitive Pricing:

In recognition of the economic considerations of our clientele, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our services. This dedication to providing value for money has established Ross Travel Group as the go-to choice for discerning customers who seek both excellence and affordability in their transportation solutions.

Family-Centric Approach:

As a family-run business, we possess a unique understanding of the varied requirements of our passengers. From families with young children to elderly or disabled individuals in need of accessible transport, we prioritise the diverse needs of our clientele. Our drivers undergo thorough CRB checks, and all hold a CPC Drivers Certificate, ensuring that our passengers can trust in the safety and professionalism of our team.

Unrivalled Service Standards:

At Ross Travel Group, our commitment to providing an exceptional travel experience extends beyond mere transportation. We meticulously attend to every detail to ensure that, regardless of your destination, your journey with us is characterised by comfort, efficiency, and an unmatched level of service. Our standing as a distinguished coach provider is a testament to the dedication we bring to delivering unparalleled travel experiences for our clients.


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