National Express increases services to meet demand for people travelling to and from Milton Keynes over Christmas
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The company expects demand will grow from people wanting to visit families and also from students making their way home for the festive season.
And they will even be running coach services on Christmas Day.
National Express managing director Chris Hardy said: “We are increasing our services in early December and then again later in the month as we get closer to Christmas. All decisions are being made in consultation with the DfT regarding the requirement for a national coach network to keep the country moving safely”
Capacity has been increased on routes that serve University locations during the student travel window between December 3 and December 9.
National Express will be the only national public transport network operating on Christmas Day and will run services every day of the festive season.
Chris said: “There is less demand for coach travel but there is still a need. Trains will not be running on Christmas Day and planned engineering works on the railways will also reduce options.
“The flexibility of coach travel means we have the ability to safely increase capacity in line with demand and any Government guidance.”
All coaches have significant Covid-secure measures in place including enhanced cleaning, reduced capacity, wearing of face coverings, temperature screening and additional air conditioning filters.
Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 so is unable to travel, can request a full refund or amend their ticket. Passengers who no longer wish to or are unable to travel as planned will also be eligible for a free ticket amendment.
Full details are available on the National Express website here.