Train Chartering supplies Private Carriage to Launch Group for the Launch of the new Ocean Hotel from Butlins

Train Chartering provided a private train carriage with branding and catering to Launch Group for press and media representatives going to the launch of Butlin's newest property, the 4-star Ocean Hotel, Bognor Regis.

Train Chartering arranges train charters and private carriages for a wide range of events between most stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

Launch Group needed to upgrade the way they took journalists from London to Bognor Regis, and back again. Previously, they had used hired coaches but not only had this mode of transport not been popular with invitees, but also it was felt that coach travel was not in keeping with the event's objectives.

Train Chartering provided a private carriage from Victoria Station in London direct to Bognor Regis. Champagne, canapés, and tea / coffee was served to 60 guests. The carriage was branded Butlins, with window and bulkhead stickers, headrest covers and tablecloths, all featuring the Butlins logo or the name of the hotel.

Hannah Whitby of Launch Group enthuses about Train Chartering's service, "A big thank you for your seamless organization and support throughout the project. The train worked so well; we have received really positive feedback. We are glad to have found Train Chartering and to have added this experience to the Butlins Ocean Hotel launch."

Train Chartering has comprehensive guest and project management services which it applies to all train charters and private carriages. Our project directors are great communicators, both to clients and suppliers. They liaise with station staff and train crew. Train Chartering also organises meet and greet facilities at stations as well as catering, branding, onboard meeting & entertainment options.

Train Chartering is the pioneer of a coordinated approach to sourcing, theming and crewing special trains and carriages for a variety of corporate and leisure applications. This full service approach is enhanced by comprehensive guest management, including ground handling & transfer services.


Further Information: Train Chartering, Simon Pielow, +44-0-1249 890 176

Notes for editors

  1. Briefing notes from 01249-890 176 or email
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  3. Train Chartering supplies private charter trains and carriages from any station to any station, to a tailored timetable, for groups over 10 up to 120 in private trains and carriages, up to 750 in private trains and more than 3,000 per day.
  4. Private trains and carriages are perfect for press and media events, product and service launches, cruise ship transfers, incentive travel, delegate / exhibitor travel for conferences and exhibitions, and hospitality travel.
  5. Train Chartering provides full guest and project management, which includes transfers from anywhere to the station, meet 'n greet and guiding through the station to the train, onboard catering, entertainment, branding and theming as well as specialised carriages for meetings and presentations.
  6. Click here for Butlins, Ocean Hotel.
  7. Launch Group - Launch Group's three practice groups are expert in Media Relations (MR), Social Media (SM) and Experiential (XP)areas. Launch Group, founded in September 2001 as the UK's first 'project' PR agency, is an 'integrated' PR agency, ranked a top 50 UK independent (source: PR Week 2008 League Tables).
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