The private train has First Class air-conditioned intercity carriages. The coaches, with panoramic windows, sound-proofing, good suspension, armchair seats and full-size tables created a comfortable environment for Pullman dining and good conversation.
Bentley required a first class travel and dining experience featuring the renowned chef Anton Mosimann for their international dealers and most important customers as an integral part of the Bentley 2008 Worldwide Conference. They therefore briefed selected event organisers.
Train Chartering supported the agencies in tendering for Bentley’s business, and then further developed a close relationship with both end-client and the winning agency. This is a familiar process for Train Chartering, which has been supplying charters to corporate and private clients for over 10 years.
The journey went smoothly; the return run being quite possibly close to a record for a private charter train. Crewe to Euston in 2½hrs is an exceptional travel time, comparable with the fastest scheduled intercity services.
270 passengers all enjoyed a typical full cooked breakfast outbound provided by the train caterers. People from all over the world enjoy this quintessentially British meal on the charters operated by Train Chartering. Despite the fast journey, caterers delivered a 3-course dinner on the return.
One delegate from Bentley France commented that the level of onboard service was to Bentley standards.
Simon Pielow of Train Chartering is very pleased, “This is a considerable compliment from someone who sells Bentley motor cars to a demanding clientele. He knows about good service and, being French, fine dining.”
He adds, “The Bentley Train with its high-profile passengers and excellent service underlines what we have been saying for over 10 years – a private train is the best way to travel on earth!”
Train Chartering has a stable of luxury train offerings, which also includes Private Rail Cars and the Luxury Train Club. The Bentley Train was sympathetically branded however Soundwave Express illustrates the ultimate themed and branded train. Transport Charter offers multi-modal passenger charter options for when a train is not appropriate.
The Train Chartering group is expert in the provision of luxury transport options, primarily in the UK, Europe or the USA; the client chooses hotels and other travel elements. This allows the focus to be on the crucial and often under-planned supply of transportation, preferably exclusively by rail or by other means.