UK Bus key facts

National Express is Birmingham's, and one of the West Midlands, biggest employers with over 5,400 staff across the region. We operate 1,600 vehicles in the West Midlands, Coventry and Dundee and are the UK's largest urban bus network outside of London.

West Midlands

National Express West Midlands provide 90% of all public transport journeys in the region, removing cars equivalent to a traffic jam from Birmingham to Mumbai off the West Midlands roads everyday and saving 45,000 tonnes of carbon every year.

Our buses carry around 1 million people to work, school, college and leisure activities every single day. During morning rush hour 28 people a second board a National Express bus in the West Midlands.


National Express Coventry, operating from one central depot, run 31 bus services in Coventry, Bedworth, Keresley, Kenilworth and Leamington.

National Express Coventry carries approximately 500,000 customers per week, operating around six million miles every year.


National Express Dundee operates a comprehensive network of high frequency local bus services within the city. The company employs some 360 people and operates a fleet of around 110 buses.

National Express Dundee was the first urban bus operator in the UK to have a 100% low floor, easy access fleet and broke ground again in 2013 with the launch of Scotland's first ITSO smartcard.

Midland Metro

The Midland Metro is operated by National Express and carries approximately five million passengers between Wolverhampton and Birmingham every year. The 12.5 mile line from Wolverhampton St George's to Birmingham Snow Hill includes 23 secure and accessible stops served by a modern fleet of 16 low-floor trams.