National Express expands provision as rebuild continues

National Express network to grow further on 30 July

National Express has restored more of its scheduled coach network as it continues to rebuild from an 11-week temporary closure at the beginning of the year. 

The operator says that during week commencing 2 August, the number of services it will run is to be 21% higher than in the previous week. Inter-city departure numbers will rise by 20% while services to Stansted Airport will grow by 150% as a half-hourly timetable is introduced. 

National Express UK Coach Commercial Director John Boughton adds that the business is seeing “growing demand” for scheduled coach travel. The uplift in services has generated a recruitment push across the group’s businesses, including for drivers, customer service advisors and support function roles. 

Adds Mr Boughton: “This is all good news for the UK economy. With increased services comes job creation, and travel boosts tourism and hospitality. It feels good to be playing a part in getting the UK’s economy back on its feet.” 

National Express UK Coach recently announced that it is investing at least £1m in a summer marketing campaign to promote its network.