National Express reveals full details of extra services over Christmas & New Year

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National Express will be running extra coach services on its UK-wide network in the run up to Christmas to ensure people can get home safely during the festive season.

The express coach operator will be increasing the frequency of over 35 routes, introducing 13 new direct services and adding more locations to its timetable – starting from 18 December and running every day, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day until 4 January 2021.

Supported by the Department for Transport, it will initially be doubling the mileage of the network, making nearly 250,000 seats available over the festive period; and will further increase the number in response to demand – all with Covid-secure measures in place.

Increased frequency routes:
Bristol<>London
South Coast<>Heathrow
Manchester <>London
Birmingham<>Manchester
East Mids<>Heathrow
Sheffield <>London
Cardiff<>London
Bath<>London
Halifax <>London
Birmingham<>London
Aberystwyth<>London
Leeds <>London
London<>Dover
North-West<>London
Thanet<>London
Brighton<>London
Leicester<>London
Birmingham<>Heathrow
Southampton<>London
Gloucester<>London
Birmingham<>Bradford
Bournemouth<>London
Nottingham<>London
South Wales<>Heathrow
Bristol<>Birmingham
Yorkshire<>London
Liverpool<>London
Coventry<>London
Norwich <>London
Birmingham<>Nottingham
Nottingham<>Bradford
Plymouth <>London
Swansea <>London
Birmingham<>Leicester
Portsmouth<>London
North Devon<>London
Haverford West<>London

New direct services:
Tyneside<>London
Teeside<>London
Hull<>London
Edinburgh<>London
Glasgow<>London
London<>York (via Leeds)
South Wales<>Birmingham
Cambridge<>London
Birmingham<>Hull
Cornwall<>London
Leeds<>Manchester
Leeds<>Manchester<>Liverpool
East Midlands<>West Yorkshire

New locations on the festive timetable include Chester, Falmouth, Hull, Penzance, Peterborough, Swindon, Sunderland and Weston-super-Mare.