National Express increases services as lockdown ends

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National Express is increasing its services to meet demand once the current Covid-19 national restrictions end on Wednesday 2 December.

Commenting, Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach, said: “This is still very much a limited network, equivalent to around 20% of our normal services, with a focus on major cities, towns and airports.

However, as England moves into regional tiers; students are encouraged to make their way home during the designated travel window and guidance is released about what we can do over Christmas; we expect demand for travel in December to grow.

“We are increasing our services in early December and then again later in the month as we get closer to Christmas. All decisions are being made in consultation with the DfT regarding the requirement for a national coach network to keep the country moving safely.”

Capacity has been increased on routes that serve university locations during the student travel window between 3 and 9 December and National Express said it will be the only national public transport network operating on

Christmas Day, providing services every day of the festive season.

An increase in services will commence from 2 December. RICHARD SHARMAN