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New bus ticket cuts price of bus travel for Walsall residents
The cost of getting a bus in Walsall is being cut dramatically as a new ticket gives local residents return journeys for just £2.
National Express pledges to ‘carry them home’ from the Rugby World Cup 2015
National Express is ready to add thousands of extra seats to services during the forthcoming Rugby World Cup after a surge of bookings from fans looking to travel affordably to the matches.
60,000 extra seats this Bank Holiday weekend
National Express train operator c2c will be running more than 60,000 extra seats over the Bank Holiday weekend to provide more capacity for local rail passengers.
National Express significantly increases capacity during Bank Holiday rail disruption
National Express has revealed it is adding tens of thousands of extra seats to its coach network to support passengers during significant rail disruption forecast in the last week of August, including over the Bank Holiday weekend.
New Maidstone coach service caters to commuters
Coach company The Kings Ferry today reveals it is launching a new high-calibre commuter service specifically catering to workers in Maidstone.
Bus travel gives Dundee woman new-found freedom
Despite living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and severe walking difficulties, Belinda Lowe, 50 from Dundee, has been able to regain her independence further afield thanks to the support of National Express Dundee and a TGA Eclipse mobility scooter.
c2c starts half-price summer sale
National Express train operator c2c is offering local rail passengers a 50% discount on advance tickets – if they buy them this week.
c2c and Rossi Ice Cream team up with chance to create a new taste of Southend
Two local Southend institutions, Rossi Ice Cream and local train operator c2c, have teamed up to offer passengers the chance to create a new ice cream flavour.
Walsall charity week for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice
National Express West Midlands has successfully held a week full of charitable activities and raised almost £250 for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice.
Creative kids pull off masterstroke
Creative kids have pulled off a masterstroke by inundating National Express with entries for a national drawing competition.
c2c continues to top the table
National Express train operator c2c has maintained its position as the most punctual rail service in Britain.
Desperately seeking Yours Truly
Historical – life of an RAF man in the 1940sCharming – a bygone world of dance halls and wholesome pursuits Tantalising – mystery captions, including an unidentified Royal bedchamberMysterious – who is ‘Yours Truly’? National Express is appealing to trace a mystery World War Two RAF man identified only as ‘Yours Truly’ after historical photographs depicting his life stationed abroad were lost by a customer in Cardiff.
National Express West Midlands support Neonatal Unit
A team from National Express West Midlands’ Pensnett garage in Dudley has given nearly £700 to Russells Hall Hospital to help fund vital supplies and equipment for babies that require specialist care.
Huge growth in weekend passengers travelling with c2c
The number of passengers travelling at weekends with National Express train operator c2c has surged by 27% in the past year.
National Express extends support of Team England to the Gold Coast in 2018
National Express has announced it will continue its longstanding support of Team England through to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Driver’s fundraising reaches new heights
A Dundee driver is getting ready for his latest fundraising challenge – not content with scaling the University of Dundee Tower Building last year in order to abseil down it, Allan Fordyce is getting ready to climb Britain’s highest mountain - Ben Nevis.
Old meets new at Dundee Motor Show
Visitors to Dundee’s Celebration in the Park this Sunday, 9th August, will get a chance to view the past, present and future of the local bus company.
Delivering the gold standard
National Express UK Coach has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) with a gold award in recognition of excellence in safety.
National Express set to add 4,000 extra seats if planned Tube strike goes ahead
National Express is set to more than double the number of coaches to Heathrow Airport should this week’s 24 hour Tube strike go ahead as planned (Wednesday 5 August - Thursday 6 August).
West Bromwich to Walsall charity walk for children’s ward
Over 25 members of staff from National Express West Midlands will this Sunday, 2nd August, complete a charity walk to help raise money for Sandwell Hospital children’s ward, Lyndon One.
Distance drivers in it for the long haul
A Shotts bride has made a unique arrival at her wedding foregoing a traditional wedding car and arriving instead in a 40ft long National Express coach.
c2c launches plan to increase capacity for local rail passengers
c2c has today published the latest passenger projections for the forthcoming new timetable, which starts in December 2015.
115,000 extra seats plus "Kids for a quid" with c2c this summer
National Express train operator c2c is providing extra seats and offering children’s tickets for just £1 during the school summer holidays.
National Express adding thousands of seats during Bath rail disruption
National Express is adding thousands of coach seats to its Bath services to support rail passengers who are facing weeks of disruption to train services.
National Express calls on UK kids to ‘Colour the Coach’
National Express is calling on children all over the country to enter an exciting new national children’s drawing competition with the chance to get their designs seen by thousands of holidaymakers.
Norwich artist calls on kids to ‘Colour the Coach’
A Norwich artist has been hand-selected by one of the biggest names in UK transport to launch an exciting new national children’s drawing competition offering kids the chance to get their designs seen by thousands of holidaymakers.
c2c appoints new Commercial Director
National Express train operator c2c has appointed Clare McCaffrey as the company’s first permanent Commercial Director.
Panel supports over 30 charities in first half
The National Express Employee Charity Panel has donated nearly £8,000 to 32 groups and charities across the UK during the first half of 2015.
c2c passengers are happiest with punctuality following another month as the UK's number one
Passengers travelling with National Express train operator c2c are the happiest in Britain with the punctuality of their train service, according to recent research by the official passenger watchdog.
Local buses get behind Black Country Festival
The Black Country flag will be flying proudly on buses across the region this month after National Express West Midlands decked 50 of its fleet out in the colours.
Birmingham artist calls on kids to ‘Colour the Coach’
A Birmingham artist has been hand-selected by one of the biggest names in UK transport to launch an exciting new national children’s drawing competition offering kids the chance to get their designs seen by thousands of holidaymakers.
Bristol artist calls on kids to ‘Colour the Coach’
A Bristol artist has been hand-selected by one of the biggest names in UK transport to launch an exciting new national children’s drawing competition offering kids the chance to get their designs seen by thousands of holidaymakers.
Brighton artist calls on kids to ‘Colour the Coach’
A Brighton artist has been hand-selected by one of the biggest names in UK transport to launch an exciting new national children’s drawing competition offering kids the chance to get their designs seen by thousands of holidaymakers.
Coach company gets behind fundraising drive
National Express has taken its support for London’s Air Ambulance to new heights after unveiling a special coach to help the charity drive forward its mission to buy a second helicopter.
Bus company to unveil its new look at Open Day
National Express Dundee to showcase students’ designs on 27 June National Express Dundee’s getting ready to reveal its new branding designed by students of Dundee & Angus College at its Open Day this Saturday (27 June).
National Express welcomes back first female bus driver
National Express Dundee’s welcoming back a trailblazer at this year’s Open Day on Saturday 27th June.
c2c opens new college for staff training
National Express train operator c2c has opened a new £150,000 training college at Southend Central station.
c2c donates £445 to local cancer support group
National Express train operator c2c has donated £445 to COPES, a local cancer support group based at Basildon and Southend hospitals.
Dads travel for free on c2c this Sunday
National Express train operator c2c is offering free travel for Dads this coming Sunday, 21 June, to celebrate Father's Day.
Armed Forces Day - National Express discount launch
National Express is today (Friday, June 5) launching a travel discount to help people get out in force and show their support for the UK’s Armed Forces this summer.
Get to Glastonbury direct with National Express
National Express – the only coach operator currently selling tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 24 June - Monday 28 June) is unveiling a UK-wide network of direct services to the iconic event in a move welcomed by organiser and green travel champion Michael Eavis.
Extra c2c Trains for Festival Fans
National Express train operator c2c is running extra trains and more carriages to help dance music fans get to and from the We Are FSTVL event in Upminster this weekend.
Region's first Platinum buses hit the streets
New buses will have WiFi, more leg room, drivers in suits & faster journeys National Express West Midlands has today joined Solihull and Birmingham councillors to launch a £4 million fleet of new luxurious buses which will give passengers extra leg room, free WiFi, high backed leather seats and next stop announcements as well as faster journeys.
Swim 22 challenge accepted - and smashed!
Midland Metro’s Fred Roberts has this week completed a sponsored Swim 22 challenge to raise money for the UK’s leading diabetes charity, Diabetes UK.
UK's largest coach operator National Express adding thousands of extra seats in face of national rail strike
Coach company vows to keep adding services to help cope with demand National Express is adding thousands of extra coach seats to its services this Bank Holiday Weekend - and has vowed it will continue to add as many seats as possible while the country prepares for next week’s national rail strike.
45,000 extra c2c seats to help Southend fans get to Wembley
National Express train operator c2c is adding more than 45,000 seats to its trains this Saturday to help Southend United fans get to and from Wembley for the League Two play-off final.
Road to Wembley that bit smoother for Swindon fans
The road to Wembley has just got that bit easier for Swindon fans after coach giant National Express revealed plans for direct services to the League One play-off final.
c2c records the best rail punctuality performance for over two years
Last month National Express train operator c2c recorded the best punctuality performance in the rail industry since September 2012, according to the latest statistics published by Network Rail.
Local pupils experience working life at National Express
National Express Dundee is supporting local school pupils looking for a taste of working life.
Instant access trial launches at four c2c stations in London
National Express train operator c2c is participating in a new “Turn Up and Go” trial for mobility-impaired passengers across the London rail network.
Popular Five for a Fiver ticket extended
National Express Dundee helped thousands of people travel across the city during the Easter holidays.
Birmingham student puts accessible transport into first gear
A Birmingham student is steering accessibility to the top of the agenda after being hand-selected to help driver training at one of the biggest names in UK transport.
College students have designs on Dundee buses
National Express Dundee is asking creative students from Dundee and Angus College to come up with a brand new look for its buses.
Road to Wembley that bit smoother for Villa fans
The road to Wembley has just got that bit easier for Aston Villa fans after coach giant National Express revealed plans to enhance services to the FA Cup Final.
Coach steps up a gear for May Bank Holiday
National Express is stepping its coach services up a gear over the Bank Holiday weekend as it adds thousands of extra seats and low cost fares to the network.
National Express strikes gold at coach awards
National Express has been recognised for providing the gold standard by industry peers after scooping a raft of gongs at the UK Coach Awards.
Chance for passengers to buy half price tickets on c2c
National Express train operator c2c is giving passengers the chance to travel for half price on weekdays in May if they buy their tickets in advance next week.
New dedicated police team for c2c rail services
A new team of British Transport Police officers dedicated to the c2c route has begun operations to improve safety and provide a more visible security presence for local rail passengers.
c2c goes the extra mile for the London marathon
National Express train operator c2c is providing extra trains, extra seats, extra staff, and free travel for marathon runners to mark the 2015 London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.
c2c tops the punctuality table for 2014/15
National Express train operator c2c has retained its crown as the UK’s most punctual train operator in 2014/15.
Opening Partnership for Warwickshire and National Express
Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured a new deal with leading travel firm, National Express, to become the Official Coach & Bus Travel Partner to the Club and Edgbaston Stadium until at least 2018.
Charlie's career is in top gear
A young coach professional has got his career in top gear after being appointed the youngest station manager in the UK.
Eurolines adds extra coaches to support passengers displaced by French air strikes
Value coach operator Eurolines will add extra coaches to help passengers displaced by the French air strikes.
Go Get It! The road more travelled
They say some people go the extra mile but one man is taking the old adage to incredible new lengths after being dubbed Britain’s most-travelled coach driver.
Fun Day funds topped up by Charity Panel
A West Midlands bus driver has secured a £150 donation from the National Express Employee Charity Panel to help top up school funds raised at a local Fun Day.
Nine out of ten passengers satisfied with Dundee buses
A nationwide, independent survey has shown that nine in 10 bus passengers of National Express Dundee are happy with their service.
Egg-cellent Easter offers from National Express
Children in Dundee can travel across the city for just £1.
All aboard the Nautical Express
National Express has today (Wednesday, April 1) launched the world’s first hovercoach.
National Express gearing up for a record Easter
National Express is poised for a record-breaking Easter and today (Wednesday, March 25) vows it will add more coaches and extra seats as necessary to support those whose travel plans are derailed by engineering works on significant parts of the rail network.
100,000 extra seats for c2c passengers over Easter
National Express train operator c2c is adding 100,000 extra seats to its trains this Easter to provide more capacity for passengers travelling between London and Southend.
Bournemouth driver Lorraine is ‘ad-solutely’ fabulous
Bournemouth coach driver Lorraine Barnes is on the road to stardom after being picked from thousands of drivers to star in a TV campaign for one of the biggest names in transport.
Bob’s a coaching superstar
A Sheffield coach driver has fended off competition from thousands of other drivers to bag a starring role in a new TV campaign by one of the biggest names in transport.
Coach boom during Easter engineering works
National Express has added more than 17,000 extra seats to cope with skyrocketing demand for coach during planned rail engineering works this Easter (Friday 3 April 2015 - Monday 6 April 2015).
Passenger satisfaction rises for West Midland bus services
A nationwide, independent survey has shown that around nine in 10 bus passengers in the West Midlands are happy with their service.
c2c maintains run as UK's number one
National Express train operator c2c has maintained its run as the UK’s most punctual train company, according to the latest results released by Network Rail.
National Express commits to becoming a Living Wage employer in the UK
National Express is the first private transport group to make the commitment National Express has today committed to become an accredited Living Wage employer in the UK, the first private transport group to do so.
Scramble for coach during Easter engineering works
National Express has added more than 15,000 extra coach seats to cope with demand for affordable travel this Easter (Friday 3 April 2015 - Monday 6 April 2015).
Region's first new look buses come to the Hagley Road
National Express West Midlands has launched a £5 million fleet of new ultra low emission buses on the number 9 bus route between Birmingham and Stourbridge.
Mums travel free with c2c on Mother’s day
To celebrate Mother’s Day, National Express train operator c2c is offering free travel to all mums this Sunday.
c2c names train in celebration of Southend's culture
Local train operator c2c has backed Southend’s celebration of local culture by naming one of its trains in honour of the Alternative City of Culture campaign.
Minister for Pensions launches National Express ‘Open Apprentice’
To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP has today (Monday 9 March) launched a new National Express scheme specifically geared to help people re-enter the world of work.
National Express keeps wheels turning on Bristol Airport service
Bristol Airport is welcoming the introduction of a new National Express service which ensures the continued provision of affordable transport to and from South Wales following the high-profile withdrawal of coach operator First Group.
c2c makes key changes to proposed new timetable
National Express train operator c2c has announced key changes to its proposed new timetable for December 2015, following an extensive consultation that received more than 2,200 responses from passengers.
Just the ticket for assistance dogs charity
A Birmingham woman whose life has been transformed by a ‘blonde bombshell’ assistance dog is on a mission to spread the word about the charity she credits with saving her.
Key in the ignition for veteran’s scheme
An MP has welcomed a new initiative to support local veterans who have been injured in service which was launched in Manchester by National Express.
100 days of benefits for passengers from new c2c franchise
Local rail passengers have benefited hundreds of thousands of times from the new improvements launched by National Express train operator c2c in the first 100 days of the company’s new rail franchise.
We Heart Discovr Card!
National Express Dundee’s smartcard seems to be capturing the hearts of local people, as almost 150,000 smart tickets have been bought in the past year.
New £1.9million bus and rail interchange takes shape at Cradley Heath
Work is underway on a new £1.
Charity Panel gives Harborne home a helping hand
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who run a home for the poor and the elderly in Harborne, have been given a helping hand with a £300 donation from the National Express Employee Charity Panel.
Kids travel for a quid with c2c at half term
National Express train operator c2c is offering parents – and grandparents – the perfect excuse for a day out this half term with a £1 offer on children’s fares.
The Road to Love
The road to love is more affordable than ever with National Express this Valentine’s Day driving thousands of romance seekers to book a break.
New Managing Director appointed
Elsie Turbyne has been appointed the new Managing Director of National Express Dundee, with immediate effect.
Rare opportunity for young people to steer youth policy
National Express is on a drive to find young people from across the UK to help steer the future direction of the company’s youth and young adult’s policy.
Another punctuality landmark helps make c2c passengers the UK's most satisfied
National Express train operator c2c has again been named the UK’s most punctual rail company, while the latest independent research shows that c2c passengers are the happiest in Britain with the punctuality of their train service.
50% discount rail ticket offer extended for extra month
National Express train operator c2c has extended its 50% advance discount offer on off-peak tickets for the whole of February.
National Express keeps the wheels in motion at half term
National Express has seen a scramble for coach seats for the forthcoming half term as rail engineering works threaten people's travel plans.
Ten thousand reasons to smile!
National Express Dundee and Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids launched their charity partnership by celebrating the massive £10,000 raised by fundraising drivers during the past year.
National Express day trip tickets offer tourists the easy way out…of London!
The UK’s largest coach operator is today (Monday 2 February 2015) launching the all new One Day Adventures ticket, so Londoners and visiting tourists can make day trips out of the capital to some of Britain’s best attractions and come back - for a discounted price.
Trust in us – National Express ‘most trusted’ ground transportation brand
National Express is the most trusted of all UK road and rail transport providers, reveals an independent new customer survey.
Cricket club scores a century with Charity Panel
Old Edwardian Cricket Club has scored a century with a £100 donation from the latest round of National Express Employee Charity Panel awards.
Council Leader visits Birmingham Coach Station to mark anniversary
Birmingham Coach Station – the flagship headquarters of multinational transport company National Express - has marked its fifth anniversary with a visit from city council leader Sir Albert Bore.
John Elliott Jr. joins National Express as VP of Operations
National Express is pleased to welcome John Elliott Jr.
Bus company welcomes Community Café
National Express Dundee is welcoming a brand new community support initiative in Dundee.
£1,500 for charities nominated by c2c staff
National Express train operator c2c has donated a total of £1,500 to nine local and national charities which were nominated by the company’s employees.
Durham adds 'green' buses to Cumberland School District fleet
Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, and the Cumberland School District are working together to make student transportation greener.
Last chance for half price c2c tickets
Local rail passengers have their last chance to travel for half price on c2c if they book their tickets this week.
c2c named as 2014's most punctual train operator
National Express train operator c2c has been named as the most punctual train operator in 2014, in the latest rail industry performance results published by Network Rail.
All the fun of the February fare, while some trains are a February ‘mare
National Express is inviting people to enjoy all the fun of its fares this February as it launches thousands of seats for a fiver.
Transport bosses announce timetable for record investment
National Express West Midlands and Centro have today announced the timetable for the region’s record £34million investment into new buses, with the first of the new buses due to hit the streets next month.
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