Surge in passengers travelling from Manchester to London with National Express
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Posted: 9 May 2023 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Following an 83% increase in passengers on its Manchester-London services, National Express has expanded its service offerings to meet the growing demand for affordable and reliable coach travel.
UK coach operator National Express has announced a significant increase in the number of passengers travelling on its Manchester-London services. The company has seen an 83% increase in passengers compared to pre-pandemic levels, with 12 daily services now operating between Chorlton Street coach station and London.
Advance tickets are available for as little as £8.90 one way, offering customers an affordable, reliable and greener way to travel to the capital.
Andy Leonard, National Express’ Senior Coach Station Manager for the North, while commenting on the increase, 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.”
In addition to the Manchester-London route, National Express has expanded its Transpennine network. As of 5 May 2023, the 170 and 171 services linking Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport, and Liverpool will increase from eight to 13 services per day. In order to serve this route, the company has also invested in three new vehicles.
Passengers can expect a safe and comfortable experience on-board National Express coaches, with leather reclining seats, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, USB power sockets and a generous luggage allowance of up to 20kg.
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