More coaches on the road from August to boost economy


The UK’s largest coach operator will be providing a welcome boost for jobs and tourism across the UK as more vehicles hit the road this Summer.

From 30 July, National Express is increasing its overall operation of scheduled coach services by 21%*, adding thousands of extra journey options per day to its national network.

Inter-city routes will increase by 20% with the addition of over 600 extra services per week, while services for Stansted airport will increase by 150% with the introduction of half-hourly departures.

The familiar white coaches restarted operations on a limited network of services in March following an 11 week suspension in response to the national lockdown.

John Boughton, Commercial Director at National Express UK Coach, said: “We’ve been working hard to rebuild our network and are excited by the growing demand for coach travel.

“It’s great to see coaches back on the road, helping people visit friends and family and take much needed holidays and day trips.”

The increase in services has resulted in a recruitment push with a large number of vacancies across National Express UK businesses, including drivers, customer service advisors and support function roles.

“This is all good news for the UK economy. With increased services comes job creation. And travel boosts tourism and hospitality. It feels good to be playing a part in getting the UK’s economy back on its feet.”