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Welcome to the Official Away Supporters Travel for the 2019/2020 season.
 
If you haven't so far watched the Blues on the road, believe me you do not know what you are missing. So whether you are a first time or regular away supporter, are travelling as a family, with friends or alternatively on your own and want to avoid the need to drive and the headache of parking, you are most welcome to join us on the Trust coach.

As the official Away Supporters Travel Organiser for Southend United, the Trust will take at least one coach to every away league and cup game.

We have once again appointed SBC Leisure as our travel partners and will be using their ex-England luxury coaches for our journeys around the country throughout the forthcoming season. For our longer trips free hot and cold drinks will be provided by SCC Domestic Plumbing Heating courtesy of Clare & Shane Chapman.

The primary objective of our Away travel is to enable as many Southend United fans as possible to get to away games. In terms of finances we just aim to break even over the season and you should therefore find our pricing structure competitive.
 
Pick-up & Drop off Points:

Coaches will leave Roots Hall where supporters are able to park courtesy of Southend United. We then pick up from the Elms in Leigh, followed by Hadleigh Church, Tarpots Corner in Benfleet, the Watermill in Basildon and finally the Fortune of War, Laindon.

Travel Bookings:

Booking your coach travel couldn't be easier with the following options available.

On-line: An internet booking guarantees you a seat on the coach at the point that your booking is accepted.

Please note that when booking on-line supporters will pay for their seat(s), making this ideal for supporters who don't want to bother with cash on the day. This pre-payment facility uses the secure service of PayPal. To make a booking please click the green tab to the right of this page and follow the instructions provided.

To effectively manage the coach booking process we will disable the on-line booking option prior to each game as coaches become nearly full (typically this is around 2/3 days before and/or when there are around 5 places left) – at this point the dedicated travel line or email option (see below) should be used.

Dedicated Travel Line: You can also book your travel by calling me on our dedicated travel line (07892 905338). Please note that due to work commitments this line will not be available Monday to Friday until after 6.30pm so please don't call before this time. I can however take bookings at the weekend.

On the basis that there will be limited availability during the week for supporters to directly book travel by phone, we also accept travel bookings by text message. Supporters wishing to use this option should text the travel line number (07892 905338) providing the following detail: the name(s) of supporter(s) wishing to travel, the pick-up point required and a contact number.
You will subsequently be contacted to confirm that your booking has been processed.
Supporters should note that we will unfortunately not be able to action any incomplete texts, so to avoid disappointment please ensure that all the requested information is provided.
 
Email: So as to provide supporters with a further option for booking their travel, you can in addition book travel by emailing travel@shrimperstrust.co.uk. Supporters wishing to use this option should provide the following detail in their email - the name(s) of supporter(s) wishing to travel, the pick-up point required and a contact number.
A confirmatory email will be issued to confirm availability to travel.
Any booking should not however be considered as “processed” until the confirmatory email has been received. Again supporters should note that we will unfortunately not be able to action any incomplete emails, so to avoid disappointment please ensure that all the requested information is provided. 

In person: Alternatively you can book travel by visiting the Trust Stand in the Shrimpers Bar prior to a home game.

Travel Discounts:
Whilst all supporters are welcome to travel with us, we do offer a discount on the standard fare to all Trust members. In addition any junior traveller under the age of 16 who is accompanied by an adult paying the full fare will travel for just £10 to any game. This discount may be subject to a maximum of 3 juniors per adult, please speak to the Travel Co-ordinator for more detail at the point of booking your travel. Junior Blues will also travel free of charge to one game per season provided that they are accompanied by a full paying parent or guardian.
 
Please note that full details regarding travel arrangements are contained within the Away Travel Terms & Conditions which can be viewed by clicking here.
 
Finally here's to an enjoyable season. I look forward to again seeing as many as possible of our regular travellers, as well as hopefully some supporters travelling with us for the first time.
 

Best wishes for the new season,

Lesley Hicks
Away Travel Co-ordinator.
  
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