National Express set to add 4,000 extra seats if planned Tube strike goes ahead
National Express is set to more than double the number of coaches to Heathrow Airport should this week’s 24 hour Tube strike go ahead as planned (Wednesday 5 August - Thursday 6 August).
The coach operator is ready to complement its existing high-frequency network with 4,000 extra seats to support travellers who would be impacted by the closure of the Piccadilly Line – a major artery to Heathrow.
The pledge comes as it is revealed National Express saw an enormous spike in passenger journeys between London and Heathrow during the last Tube strike which began on Wednesday 8 July. Journeys increased by almost 600 per cent, as the UK’s largest coach operator transported thousands of people direct to all Heathrow terminals.
Now National Express is planning to increase additional capacity, with a total of 4,000 extra seats on offer. Journey times start at just 35 minutes.
For more information or to book visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871 781 8181.