Because transport is such an integral part of daily life, the history of National Express can be traced back to the early part of the 20th Century.
National Express Group floats on London Stock Exchange
Acquisition of West Midlands Travel, one of the UK's largest bus companies
Enters UK rail market with acquisition of Gatwick Express and Midland Mainline
Enters US transport market with acquisition of Durham School Services
Enters London bus market with acquisition of Travel London
Enters Spanish coach and bus market with acquisition of Alsa
Acquisition of Continental Auto in Spain
Integration of Petermann into the North American business
Launch of the National Express Foundation to support young people
Launch of joint venture with Bahrain Public Transport Company to operate bus services in Bahrain.
Entered German rail market operating the Rhine-Munster Express
Sale of the c2c rail franchise to Trenitalia
A strategic investment in WeDriveU enables the development of shuttle services across the USA.
Start of bus operations in Rabat and Casablanca.
Acquired the Lucketts Travel Group across the South of England
Launched National Express Transport Solutions - bringing together the Kings Ferry and Lucketts businesses