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National Express Happenings 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 06:59:44 PM »

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Re: National Express Happenings 2022
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 08:13:21 PM »
Thanks for that link Barry.

Within the report it reads:
‘Ambassador Travel (Anglia) which operates the National Express 727 service to Heathrow from Great Yarmouth is increasing the number of coaches on the route from nine to 12 taking it to a virtually 24 hour operation’.

From my observations over the past months Ambassador have only provided two coaches per day on the 727:

0530/0550 Great Yarmouth-Heathrow 1100
1230 Heathrow-Great Yarmouth 1800

0915 Great Yarmouth-Heathrow 1440
1615 Heathrow-Great Yarmouth 2135/2150

The other three coaches have been provided by National Express:

0900 Heathrow-UEA 1405
1610 UEA-Stansted 1925/1935

0915 Stansted-UEA 1230
1335 UEA-Heathrow 1845/1900

2015 Heathrow-UEA 0050
0305 UEA-Heathrow 0730


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Re: National Express Happenings 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 12:35:05 AM »
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/britains-national-express-revenue-climbs-back-pre-covid-levels-2022-04-26/

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British transport firm National Express Group (NEX.L) said on Tuesday its first-quarter revenue jumped 30%, bouncing back to 2019 levels on pent-up travel demand in the United Kingdom and Spain.

The company, which operates in eight countries across Europe and North America, said it was confident in its short- and long-term outlook, with 2022 revenue also in line with pre-pandemic levels.

"The cost of living crisis is starting to bite for many people, and our bus services offer an attractive low cost alternative form of travel," Chief Executive Officer Ignacio Garat said.

March revenue was higher compared with the same month in 2019, the London-listed firm added.

The Birmingham-based company said it was seeing a strong recovery in its airport routes in the UK and Germany, with passenger demand up 40% month-on-month in March.

National Express' attempt to buy Stagecoach (SGC.L), Britain's biggest bus and coach operator, hit a setback in March after a European fund trumped its 445 million pound ($566.71 million) bid with a higher proposal.

I'm really confused to read this!  I wondered if Cambridge had somehow become a black hole in the great National Express recovery, but as far as I know every service in East Anglia is running at a very low fraction of the pre-covid service level (if it is at all).  Is it East Anglia that's falling behind? 

Or have they somehow built back a service at the "right" level?  This also seems strangely unlikely.  I've just had a look at Ipswich, for example.  Like Cambridge it doesn't have coaches that connect with the main wave of Stansted morning departures and late evening arrivals, and like Cambridge the service is a very small fraction of what it used to be.  (On the other hand the First coach services to Essex do offer these connections).

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Re: National Express Happenings 2022
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 08:51:57 AM »
Well, Mrs T and I travelled on the 0740 from Cambridge to Stansted on Weds 4 May (service starts at Bury St E). There were perhaps 3 or 4 already onboard, and 4 of us boarding at Cambridge. There's another Stansted/London service from Cambridge within the hour, if I remember correctly, which might possibly affect passenger numbers on the 0740. But clearly insufficient revenue to cover costs (unless a significant number boarded at Stansted - drop off is at a separate location, out in the open air and at the mercy of the elements, from pick up).

At £5 each it was considerably cheaper than the train. Excellent vehicle (from Galloways) and friendly driver. And on time! It's the first NX trip we've made for many years - albeit a short one - and I was impressed. (Mind you, we'd chosen this particular one for both its cheapness and convenient timing, which combination wouldn't always be possible to achieve...)

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Re: National Express Happenings 2022
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 09:23:32 AM »
The N&Ps for the East of England for 18 May had the following cancellations.

   
PD0000738/163   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Scarborough and Swansea given service number 322 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/173   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Hull, Paragon Interchange ( Ferensway) and London Victoria given service number 447 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/323   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Birmingham Coach Station and Great Yarmouth Market Gates Bus Station given service number 375 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/147   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Liverpool and Clacton - on - Sea given service number 350 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/149   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Burnley and London Victoria given service number 422 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/158   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Derby and Gatwick Airport given service number 230 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/166   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Nottingham and Penzance given service number 330 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/168   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Cleethorpes and Westward Ho given service number 339 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/175   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Retford and London Victoria given service number 450 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/179   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Barnsley and London Victoria given service number 560 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/182   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Scarborough and London Victoria given service number 567 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/184   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Halifax and London Victoria given service number 564 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/222   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between NORTHAMPTON and Bristol given service number 302 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/231   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH. and STANSTEAD AIRPORT, COACH STATION given service number 777 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/253   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between MABLETHORPE and LONDON VICTORIA given service number 449 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/259   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between NORTHAMPTON and GATWICK AIRPORT given service number 707 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/269   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Oxford and Stansted Airport given service number 737 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/270   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Hereford and London Victoria given service number 444 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/272   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Northampton and London, Victoria Coach Station given service number 455 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/288   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between IPSWICH and HEATHROW AIRPORT given service number 250 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/297   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Wolverhampton and London Victoria given service number 410 / 415 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/304   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Ashington and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 425 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/305   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between South Shields and London Victoria  Coach Station given service number 426 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/311   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Newcastle Upon Tyne Coach Station and Swindon Bus Station given service number 332 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/315   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Colne Bus Station and London Victoria given service number 540 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/324   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Bradford Interchange and Birmingham Coach Station given service number 311 / 331 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/325   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Skipton Bus Station and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 561 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/329   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Cambridge Parkside Coach Stops and Heathrow Airport, Termianl 5, Arrivals Forecourt given service number 787 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/332   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Diss Bus Station, Park Road and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 010 / 498 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/333   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between 481 - Felixstowe, 484 Clacton on Sea and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 481 / 484 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/335   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between University of East Anglia, Zicer Building and Gatwick Airport, South Terminal given service number 727 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/337   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Southport, Eastbank Street and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 550 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/340   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton Street and London, Victoria Coach Station given service number 441 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/341   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between LONDON, VICTORIA COACH STATION and SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, TRAVEL CENTRE, CHICHESTER ROAD STOP F given service number 090 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/343   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Blackpool Central Coach Station and London, Victoria Coach Station given service number 570 effective from 01 April 2022.
   
PD0000738/345   NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, NATIONAL EXPRESS HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, MILL LANE, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
    Operating between Nottingham, Station Street/ Derby, Riverlights Bus Station/Burton Upon Trent, New Street and London Victoria Coach Station given service number 440 effective from 01 April 2022.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2022
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 09:45:21 AM »
Peterborough has now no NE services. Pre pandemic there were services to London from Hull, Lincoln and Mablethorpe that all called at Peterborough, plus the early morning one from Peterborough to London. There were also the service from Great Yarmouth to Birmingham and beyond plus services to Liverpool and Stansted. We do get the occasional service to Wembly for concerts and thats it.