NatEx to offer biggest Christmas service ever

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National Express is looking to offer its most extensive Christmas service ever this year, with an extra 60,000 seats available across the UK over the Christmas period.
The measures have been put in place in response to the 200 rail projects and major station closures over the period.
This includes London Paddington, which is completely shut for six days from Christmas Eve.
From Monday, December 19 to Monday, January 2, National Express is offering improved timetables and 11 new towns and cities served on Christmas Day itself for the first time, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ipswich, Colchester and Brighton.
This year on Christmas Day itself the operator is serving a total of 76 stops in 64 different towns, cities and airports in England, Scotland and Wales.
The number of services running will also increase by 50% from 2015. Coaches between Heathrow Airport and Central London will be doubled.
National Express UK Coach Managing Director, Tom Stables, commented: “It’s our biggest Christmas ever and we’re in gear to get people where they need to be over the holiday period and help tens of thousands of people to travel – including on Christmas Day itself.
“With no public transport and the annual rail shutdown, there was a time when Christmas Day travel was virtually off-limits to all but those with access to a car.
“We’ve changed this with our unrivalled national network of coaches connecting towns and cities across the UK.”