The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has spoken of his disappointment after Avanti West Coast removed the direct rail service between Wellington and London from their timetable, leaving Telford residents with no option for a direct rail commute to offices in London.
Avanti made the move as part of their newly published timetable, which the council called “yet another blow” following recent disruption due to strikes.
Council leader Shaun Davies said: “We are extremely disappointed by Avanti West Coast’s decision to remove the direct Wellington to London and London to Wellington services as part of their new timetable.
“Once again, the people of Telford and Wrekin are forgotten by those outside of the borough… We know that the direct rail service to the capital is important for so many people, for those who need it for work and also for day trippers.”
A better place to work in Telford
The lack of a direct rail service means that to commute to offices in London, Telford residents face a journey time of around two and a half hours.
A typical morning commute now uses two different operators’ trains – West Midlands Trains and Avanti West Coast – and changes at Wolverhampton at 6am to reach London Euston for 8:15am.
But if you are a small business based in Telford and/or London, there may be no need to commute between the two, while still maintaining a physical address in a desirable location.
Our newly opened serviced offices in Telford are just 10 minutes from Telford Central Station and offer over 50,000 square feet of prime office space in Central Park, at the fully refurbished St James’ House.
Work in London – in Telford
If you want to keep a business presence in London, but you live in Telford, we can offer a combination of the following facilities:
• Serviced offices in Telford and London for a physical presence
• Meeting rooms for hire if you only need occasional physical space
• Hotdesking facilities when you need a workplace for the day
• Virtual offices in London and Telford for digital businesses
To eliminate the daily commute from Telford to offices in London, you could opt for a physical base in our serviced offices in Telford, along with making use of our virtual offices in London.
This would allow you to use a postal address and geographic telephone number at any of our serviced offices in London, with all communications forwarded to you in Telford – with no daily commute into the capital.
Want to know more?
Despite disrupted rail services, it’s easier than ever to have a permanent business presence in multiple cities, thanks to our hotdesking facilities and virtual offices in Telford, London and also in the north-west at our serviced offices in Manchester and Salford Quays.
If you want to know more about establishing a virtual or physical presence in London, the Midlands or the North West, contact the Serviced Office Company today and we’ll help you get your business back on track.