UK Bus key facts
· National Express is Birmingham's, and one of the West Midland's, biggest employers with over 5,400 people staff across the West Midlands
· 1,600 vehicles operating in West Midlands, Coventry and Dundee
· Operates the UK's largest urban bus network outside on London
National Express West Midlands provide 90% of all public transport journeys in the region, removing cars equivalent to a traffic jam from our Birmingham to Mumbai of the cities roads everyday, saving 45k tonnes of carbon every year.
National Express West Midlands operates Europe's longest local bus service. First launched in 1923, the world famous number 11 Outer Circle route covers nearly 27 miles, has 266 bus stops, passes 19 shopping centres, six hospitals, two universities and over 40 pubs.
National Express Dundee operates a comprehensive network of high frequency local bus services within the city. The company employs some 360 people and owns a fleet of around 130 buses and coaches.
In 2004, National Express Dundee broke new ground by being the first urban bus operator in the UK to have a 100% low floor, easy access fleet.
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.
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.