The UK’s largest coach operator has expanded its services due to increased demand for travel to and from the North East.

National Express is making significant additions to its timetable in time for summer.

35 new routes have been introduced this month with more than 20 other services being upgraded to provide increased connectivity for UK’s travellers.

The North East  has benefitted from three new routes connecting travellers to the Capital city with four new services a day:

  • The 426 from Newcastle to London via Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Milton Keynes.
  • The 435 service from Newcastle to London service via Durham, Doncaster and Milton Keynes.
  • And the 436 service from Newcastle via Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees and York.

Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “With restrictions easing, we wanted to ensure that our customers can get back to doing all the normal things that they enjoy, like seeing loved ones, attending events and visiting attractions. Coach is there to make this happen.

“Overall demand and bookings have been really positive and the level of requests for travel to and from the North East meant we decided to add to our timetable in time for the summer.

“We have been working hard to rebuild our coach network. We have used the past year as an opportunity to improve our offering and our network so that customers receive a better National Express experience than ever before,” adds Chris Hardy.

“Now, customers who book online using a National Express account will no longer have to pay a booking fee. Plus, we understand the importance of being flexible in today’s climate so have made it easier to claim a refund or make amendments if circumstances were to change.”

National Express have also, through significant investment, committed to making their iconic white coaches the greenest fleet on the road. The average age of a National Express vehicle is just three years old and every one meets the highest possible engine emission standard (Euro VI).