National Express announced thousands of extra coach seats will be made available to help keep Britain moving in the face of widespread festive rail disruption in the run up to Christmas. The UK’s largest coach operator has added around 10,000 extra seats over December 23 and 24, following news engineering work on the West Coast Main Line is set to cause severe delays for travellers.
For the two days leading up to Christmas there will be no direct train services between London and some of the country’s biggest cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool or Glasgow.
Festive travellers affected by the disruption can choose to get away by coach and travel with a guaranteed seat directly to and from London without the need to change.
On December 23 and 24 National Express is making additional capacity available on routes from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Preston. The move is likely to be welcome news for those travelling on two of the busiest days of the year.
Unlike train travel, coach travellers are guaranteed a seat - particularly ideal for those laden with heavy bags of Christmas presents. National Express is also committed to monitoring the situation and is poised ready to provide additional services if needed, including on Boxing Day.