UK coach operator National Express has added more than 15,000 extra coach seats to cope with demand for affordable travel this coming Easter weekend.
The UK’s largest coach operator has revealed coach bookings are soaring this Easter as rail engineering work on two major routes look set to throw a spanner in peoples’ travel plans.
Tens of thousands of bookings have already been make on the coach network over the forthcoming Easter weekend while engineering works on the First Great Western and West Coast Main Lines are going to cause major disruption to the rail network.
Planned engineering works over the Easter weekend on the two major rail routes from the North and South West of England into London will cause longer journey times, multiple changes and replacement buses, affecting rail passengers travelling to and from the capital.
National Express has also taken thousands of advance coach bookings for travel from the affected locations at Easter.
Coach services between Birmingham and London on the West Coast Main Line have had the most bookings, while Bristol to London coach services have had the most bookings of locations on the First Great Western Line.
As a result National Express has added more than 160 extra coaches and 15,000 extra seats to the network to cope with increased demand over the Easter weekend, and it stands ready to add more seats as necessary.
The coach giant has also revealed the top ten most popular overall destinations to reach this Easter: