Our UK Coach business - the iconic National Express coaches - traces its history back to the 1920s
The Transport Act 1968 brings about the formation of the National Bus Company (NBC).
The 'National' brand name is introduced and the original 'all white' livery appears on coaches. This is the first stage in offering customers a nationwide standard and a recognisable product.
The name, National Express, first appears in publicity although the actual coach services continues to be operated by individual companies.
The Coach services are deregulated under the Transport Act 1980. National Express face new competition from a host of established bus and coach operators.
National Express becomes a limited company, but remains the National Bus Company.
National Express is the subject of a management buy-out, led by Clive Myers, on 17 March.
1988 - 1991
National Express Holdings Ltd acquires Crosville Wales, Amberline, ATL Holdings Group and the express coach services of Stagecoach Holdings Ltd.
A consortium of investment companies and the Drawlane Transport Group buy out National Express Holdings Ltd.
National Express launches a new corporate identity including new logo and coach livery.
The brand receives a refresh when the current logo was launched throughout National Express's UK businesses.
Acquisition of Kent based coach company The Kings Ferry.
The Coach business celebrates 40 years of National Express.
Acquisition of Clarkes of London