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Top ten Bank Holiday destinations
Everybody loves a Bank Holiday and National Express is revealing the top ten most popular towns and cities to visit by coach this weekend.
Welsh illustrator wants kids to show their true colours
A Welsh children’s illustrator is encouraging kids to get colourful and creative in a drawing competition which gives them the chance to see their design on the side of a coach.
Natural views and scenery dominate in list of UK's favourite free day's out
A countdown of the UK’s favourite free days out has revealed Britain’s love for the great outdoors.
Cristina wins safety award for saving a life
A customer services advisor has been given a top safety award from one of the biggest names in British transport after saving a woman’s life.
Xplore Dundee on your mobility scooter
A Dundee woman is delighted with the freedom she’s gained from using her mobility scooter on the city’s buses.
Brave Birmingham bus driver up for international award
A National Express Birmingham bus driver is in the running for an international safety prize.
ISO 9001 for National Express
National Express has been recertified to the new 2015-standard ISO 9001.
UK's most picturesque streets revealed
The Shambles, York’s famous fourteenth century market road, has been named Britain’s prettiest street.
National Express recognised for leadership on the real Living Wage
National Express UK Bus has received a Special Recognition Award for its leadership and promotion of the real Living Wage.
Snow patrols cut Christmas crime on buses
The results are in - the Safer Travel Partnership’s Christmas crackdown has cut crime on the buses.
National Express engineering is officially excellent
National Express engineers are celebrating after all eleven of the company’s UK bus garages were recognised for excellence with an Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certification Award.
Upholding 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 - for the third consecutive year.
Contactless arrives on National Express buses
National Express West Midlands bus passengers have been paying by contactless for the first time.
Coach company puts support for veterans into top gear
A Pontypridd-based coach company is putting its support for the Armed Forces’ community into top gear by offering guaranteed interviews for veterans.
MD of National Express UK Bus to retire
The Managing Director of National Express’ UK bus division, Peter Coates, is retiring after 20 distinguished years with the transport company.
Phantom passenger jailed for whiplash fraud
National Express West Midlands has sent out a stern warning to fraudsters after a 25-year-old Birmingham man was jailed for contempt of court.
89% of passengers happy with Coventry buses
The latest survey of National Express bus passengers in Coventry shows that 89% of them are happy with the service they receive.
Hop on the bus for an Easter treat!
Xplore Dundee has teamed up with Dundee City Council to offer an egg-citing Easter treat for local families – the Holiday Hop, where kids can travel on the bus for just 20p each.
Do you have the West Midlands best mum?
National Express West Midlands has launched a competition to find the region’s best mum, offering first, second and third place prizes including a top Mother’s Day lunch at Birmingham’s Malmaison.
91% of passengers satisfied with Dundee buses
The latest survey of bus passengers in Dundee shows that 91% are happy with the service they receive, a score which is higher than the Scottish average.
Extra coaches across the board offer fast track to Grand National
National Express reveals it will lay on extra coaches to the Grand National (Saturday, April 8) to support race-goers impacted by a trio of rail strikes.
Mum's the word on Mother’s Day
National Express is today revealing top ten most popular destinations to visit this Mother’s Day (Sunday 26th March) as it unveils a superb offer for mums.
Midland Metro passenger numbers set to top seven million on back of city centre tram extension
The number of people using the Midland Metro soared to record levels last year after the tram system was extended onto the streets of Birmingham city centre.
Multi-million investment set to create new jobs
Up to 120 new jobs are being created in Bristol and a brand new multi-million pound depot constructed following a contact win awarded by one of the biggest names in British transport.
Bus drivers set for fundraising football match for Alfie's charity
Game for a laugh bus drivers are gearing up for a charity five-a-side football match with a few surprises.
City leaders hail extra coaches as a 'lifeline' for displaced rail passengers
National Express today, Friday, March 10, reveals it is laying on thousands of extra coach seats in April to support people impacted by scheduled rail disruption – in a move welcomed by city leaders.
Come and have a go if ‘EU’ think you’re good enough urges artist
A Dover artist is encouraging kids to ‘channel’ their creative energy in a European-themed art competition for a chance to have their winning design on the side of a coach.
National Express West Midlands celebrates National Apprenticeships Week
National Express West Midlands employs over 5,500 staff, which this year includes 29 apprentices in roles across the company’s ten garages in the region.
The UK’s best-loved free attractions
National Express is lifting the lid on the UK’s best loved free attractions – in a drive to help people enjoy the Easter break affordably.
National Express launches UK’s first on-bus infotainment system
National Express West Midlands bus passengers can now get their show on the road - literally.
National Express buses battle global warming
National Express West Midlands has been recognised for its industry-leading work in fighting global warming.
Coach pledge keeps Junior dancing
A schoolboy dubbed the real-life Billy Elliot is jumping for joy as National Express is promising to keep the wheels turning on his budding dance career.
Coach commuting is just the ticket
National Express is hoping a new Leicester to Birmingham coach service will prove just the ticket for commuters.
Road to Wembley clear for Sky Blues fans
National Express is laying on extra stops and services for Sky Blues fans so they can watch Coventry battle it out in their first Wembley Cup final for 30 years.
West Midlands Safer Travel Restorative Justice scheme goes from strength to strength
A scheme which tackles anti-social behaviour (ASB) such as vandalism by young people on public transport across the West Midlands has celebrated another successful year.
Celebrating 20 years of National Express in Dundee
Xplore Dundee is this month celebrating its 20th anniversary of joining the National Express Group.
Bus boy’s birthday treat
Birmingham's youngest bus driver, Jacob Pointon from Pype Hayes in Erdington, recently visited National Express West Midlands’ Perry Barr bus garage to celebrate his fourth birthday.
Dundee shines at Values Awards
Dundee’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, has picked up a series of awards for safety, quality and community involvement at the National Express UK Bus Values Awards.
On the wheels of love
Love was in the air today as National Express West Midlands bus driver Ian Holden picked up girlfriend Penny in a specially signposted bus.
Fares slashed on Sandwell and Dudley buses
National Express West Midlands is bringing cheaper travel to the Black Country.
Coventry is top West Midlands bus garage
National Express’ Coventry garage has swept the board at the bus operator’s yearly Value Awards.
National Express sets the Gold Standard with new Forces support group
National Express has joined forces with other industry-leading business who are setting the gold standard for their support for the Armed Forces.
Wise-cracking Black Country bus driver proves charity is no joke
A wise-cracking Black Country bus driver is free to crack gags again after steering clear of one-liners for charity.
Seat satisfaction among c2c passengers at three-year high
c2c passengers are more satisfied with key factors of their journey such as seat availability, comfort and ease of getting on the train than at any time in the past three years, according to the latest research from independent watchdog Transport Focus.
First Midland Metro tram leaves UK for conversion to catenary-free
A Midland Metro tram is in Spain to be fitted with hi-tech batteries allowing it to run without the need for overhead power cables.
Public Consultation - Buses In West Bromwich, Bearwood, Oldbury & Blackheath
National Express West Midlands wants to hear from members of the public before it changes some bus routes in West Bromwich, Bearwood, Oldbury, Blackheath and surrounding areas.
Wheels in Ve-motion for Safer Travel in the West Midlands
National Express West Midlands has installed 4G Vemotion CCTV units to some of its vehicles, helping Safer Travel police officers to target anti-social behaviour on the bus network in real-time.
National Express Employee Charity Panel provides nearly £13,000 of support
In 2016, the National Express Employee Charity Panel donated £12,800 to 56 different charities and community groups supported by the company’s UK employees.
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