Record numbers on NatEx Manchester-London services
National Express reports welcoming more people than ever on its Manchester – London services.
The operator has seen an 83% increase in passengers than it used to before the pandemic (comparing passenger bookings in April 2023 versus April 2019). It now operates 12 services a day to London from Chorlton Street coach station with advance tickets from £8.90 one way.
“As a result we’re putting on more coaches than ever before to serve the growing demand” – Andy Leonard, National Express’ Senior Coach Station Manager for the North
Andy Leonard, National Express’ Senior Coach Station Manager for the North, said: “We know many of our passengers have had a difficult time on the West Coast Mainline recently and have chosen to travel on our coaches, some for the first time.
“It’s great to see that customers are switching to us and enjoying hassle-free, great value travel. As a result we’re putting on more coaches than ever before to serve the growing demand.”
National Express is also expanding its Transpennine network. From 5 May, the 170 and 171 services linking Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool will increase from eight to 13 services a day. The company has also invested in three new vehicles to serve this route.
Passengers can expect a safe and comfortable experience on board, with leather reclining seats, free wi-fi, air conditioning, USB power sockets and a luggage allowance of up to 20kg.