Blackpool News National Express Route Returns from Hull 11 September 2020 by Visit Blackpool A direct coach service between Hull and Blackpool has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. Holidaymakers can choose to travel to the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other attractions with a daily service available from £6 each way. The connection has been reintroduced as part of the UK’s largest coach operator’s return to the road after a three month suspension in response to covid-19. Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “Our iconic white fleet restarted services on 1 July, running at a reduced frequency with a focus on major towns and cities. “Overall demand and bookings have been positive and the level of requests for travel has meant we can now reinstate direct services from Hull to Blackpool on the network.” Cllr Gillian Campbell, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Culture at Blackpool Council, said: “This is fantastic news and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to the resort from Hull. “This is particularly well timed after the resort switched on the famous Blackpool Illuminations, meaning that visitors will not only be able to visit all the resort’s top attractions and stay at a wide selection of accommodation but also get to see the world famous Illuminations which have for the first time been extended through to 3 January 2021.” Chris Hardy added: “We’re working hard to help people travel safely. Our significant covid-secure measures including reduced capacity, temperature screening and additional air conditioning filters, allow customers to travel in confidence. And we’ve also introduced the option to amend the date, time and journey origin and destination free of charge if circumstances change*. “It’s great to be back on the road and playing our part in getting the country safely moving again.” For further information visit nationalexpress.com and visitblackpool.com.