National Express has started selling UK coach tickets as it plans to restart services on July 1.

The tickets will be available for a "core coach network" and will focus on large and medium-sized towns and cities.

Revenue dropped about 50 per cent in April compared to the same month last year, National Express revealed, as the Government advised Britons to keep away from public transport.

Nevertheless, Ebitda (a measure of earnings before taking into account interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) was positive and slightly ahead of expectations as National Express slashed costs by about £100 million.

What have National Express said?

In a statement to customers, National Express said: "We have extended the temporary suspension of our coach services. A restricted timetable is currently scheduled to resume from Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Please note however, all services are subject to change depending on Government advice.

"For those that have an upcoming journey booked with us on or before June 30, 2020 and would like to amend your booking, you can do so for free, for travel any time in the next 12 months.

"There is no need to contact us straight away, just complete our ticket amendment form before your original outward journey and get back in touch with us when you’re ready to travel again.

"If you do not wish to amend your ticket to another date, we will provide a full refund. If you haven’t already done so, please complete our refund form and we will process your refund within 28 days.

"Please stay safe and well and, when the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back on board."

Where does National Express travel to?

The company runs coach services across the UK, including Manchester to Coventry, London to Worthing, Newcastle via Darlington to London, Liverpool to Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow to London, plus Bradford to London.