National Express plans 1 July resumption for coaches

National Express has indicated that it expects to start a resumption of scheduled coach operations from 1 July. The date is subject to government guidance and services will observe a restricted timetable. It has started to sell tickets based on that date.

The operator’s network was suspended after Sunday 5 April. National Express made the decision to pause scheduled coach operations then based on low passenger numbers.

Competitor Megabus suspended its services in England and Wales from the same date but continued its operation in Scotland. Megabus has not given an indication of when its full network will resume.

The restricted timetable scheduled for resumption by National Express on 1 July is centred largely on London. It focuses on larger conurbations. Five round trips per day will operate between London, Heathrow Airport and South Wales. Two Anglo-Scottish round trips will operate daily between Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.