New routes added to NatEx coach network
Ahead of the summer holidays, National Express has introduced three new routes and a number of enhancements to airport services, taking daily journeys between Stansted and London to almost 200 a day.
New to the network from 3 July:
- A31: 12 services a day from Luton Airport to Portsmouth and Fareham via London Victoria Coach Station
- 424: Daily overnight service from Blackpool to London via Manchester
- 455: Four services a day from Northampton to London via Milton Keynes
Enhanced routes from 3 July:
- A2: Luton Airport to London Paddington via Golders Green, Finchley Road, St Johns Wood and Baker Street – significantly increased from 16 to 48 services a day
- A5: Stansted Airport to London Paddington increased from 16 to 39 services a day, operating every 30 minutes and every 20 minutes at peak times
- A7: Stansted Airport to London Victoria Coach Station increased with 15 minute faster journey time and 42 journeys calling at Southwark and Waterloo
The latest investment in providing fast, frequent services connecting cities, towns and airports follows a continued surge in customers turning to coach travel during 2023. New routes and increases to existing services from 3 July take National Express’s capacity up to over 11,150 journeys available on services across the country each week, providing holiday makers with even more great value and sustainable options for travel.
Earlier this year, the company announced an uplift in coach services from March, when it introduced a number of new routes. It also announced the purchase of 130 new vehicles that will both replace some of the existing fleet and add to its inventory