National Express is gearing up to make sure holidaymakers can still travel this Easter despite the forecast rail disruption.
The UK’s largest coach operator is today announcing it is running its full network of scheduled coach services, including on routes affected by the rail disruption during the Easter break. The coach operator is also poised to add thousands more seats to services if necessary to cope with demand.
With planned rail engineering work due to cause significant disruption to train services during the Easter holidays, many people will be looking to make alternative public transport arrangements to make their Spring getaway.
People travelling by rail in many areas face cancellations and replacement bus services.
However will be serving the following locations where the rail services are disrupted , ensuring those who still wish to travel can do so:
- Gloucester and Bristol
- Swindon and Gloucester
- Taunton and Exeter
- London and Langley
- London and Heathrow Airport
- Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh
The Easter holidays are set to be busy for National Express with hundreds of thousands of coach bookings already taken.
London is the most popular destination - with approximately 50,000 descending on the capital - followed by Stansted and Heathrow Airports, then Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.
National Express UK Coach Managing Director Tom Stables said: “As Spring arrives bringing with it the promise of fine weather, thousands of people will be dreaming of exciting trips away from home at Easter. Our coach services are scheduled to run throughout the holidays, including on routes where disruption to rail services is forecast, ensuring no one has to miss out on the Spring-time fun.”
This Spring, National Express is offering thousands of fares from £5 ensuring the holidays don’t have to break the bank.