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National Express suspends Stansted Airport services in nationwide shutdown




National Express is to suspend its nationwide network of scheduled coach services, including operations at Stansted Airport, from 11.59pm on Sunday (Jan 10).

Managing director Chris Hardy said: "We've been providing an important service for essential travel needs. However, with tighter restrictions and passenger numbers falling, it's no longer appropriate to do this."

All journeys before Monday (Jan 11) will be completed to ensure any passengers making essential journeys are not stranded. All customers whose travel is cancelled will be offered a free amendment or full refund.

Mr Hardy added: "As the vaccination programme is rolled out and Government guidance changes, we will regularly review when we can restart services. We plan to be back on the road as soon as the time is right and have put a provisional restart date of Monday March 1 in place."

Regular updates will be provided through www.nationalexpress.com, social media channels and customer emails.

Train operator Greater Anglia, which operates on the West Anglia line from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge through Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Mountfitchet stations, as well as Stansted Express services to the airport, is reminding passengers not to travel unless their journeys are essential.

It said: "Government guidance is if you need to travel, walk or cycle where possible, but if you do need to use our services, plan ahead to avoid busy times and routes on our network. This will make social distancing easier while you travel."



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