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National Express shortlisted for UK Excellence awards
National Express has been shortlisted for two categories in the British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards.
Operation Snow patrols Birmingham's Christmas market
With only days until Christmas, extra police are patrolling the public transport network to welcome millions of shoppers into Birmingham city centre for the city’s famous German market.
Christmas mission accomplished for National Express West Midlands
National Express West Midlands' Bordesley head office selected St Basils as its chosen charity at the beginning of this year.
No more twirlies
This Christmas, National Express West Midlands is bringing pensioners what they’ve long been asking for.
National Express supports Local Charities Day
Public transport provider National Express is proud to support Local Charities Day, having donated nearly £190,000 to local causes this year.
Dundee bus passengers set for fares freeze and mobile ticketing
Xplore Dundee freezes multi-journey faresMobile app due in 2018 with discounted tickets There’s good news for Dundee’s bus passengers in 2018.
Don’t just Click and Collect – Trip and Collect!
Xplore Dundee is making it easier and cheaper for local people to find everything on their Christmas lists, without racking up the online delivery charges.
Bus ticket better than Police ticket
With the festive season in full swing, people across the region can safely enjoy a Christmas tipple by leaving the car at home, and shoppers and families can avoid the hassle and cost of busy car parks by taking advantage of great value travel with National Express West Midlands’ group mTicket.
Bus ticket better than Police ticket
With the festive season in full swing, people across the region can safely enjoy a Christmas tipple by leaving the car at home, and shoppers and families can avoid the hassle and cost of busy car parks by taking advantage of great value travel with National Express Coventry’s group mTicket.
A wonderful Christmas for Whitfield!
There’s good news for bus passengers in Whitfield – Xplore Dundee is making it cheaper to travel on its Services 15/17 to Milton of Craigie retail park.
Harborne gets Platinum service from National Express West Midlands
National Express West Midlands has spent £10 million on 38 brand new top-spec buses for routes that go through Harborne.
National Express asks for passenger views in south Birmingham
National Express West Midlands is again asking Brummies to help improve bus services in the south of the city.
Bus driver Dave is Master of the Black Country
A National Express West Midlands bus driver has been recognised as one of the 100 most talented and skilled Masters from the Black Country.
Xplore Dundee needs YOUR views
Dundee’s main bus operator is continuing to gather the views of people in the north east of the city as it considers possible changes to Service 32/33.
Fire service helps Safer Travel to fight arson
A groundbreaking scheme teaching young people the error of their ways rather than putting them before the courts has got firefighters on board.
How are you getting to Dundee’s Light Nights?
Xplore Dundee is reminding anyone planning to attend this year’s Christmas lights celebrations that going by bus is the quickest and easiest way to travel.
National Express celebrates HM Queen's Platinum anniversary
National Express West Midlands staff based at Birmingham Central garage in Digbeth are celebrating the Platinum wedding anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip.
National Express West Midlands aiming to smash it for St Basils
National Express West Midlands has so far this year raised over £800 for local charity St Basils - and is hoping to smash a £1,000 target before the end of this year.
Living Wage Week 2017
Xplore Dundee is celebrating its status as one of Dundee’s largest accredited private sector Living Wage employers during Living Wage Week 2017.
Xplore Dundee is proud of its poppies
Xplore Dundee is joining with thousands of people across the country in remembering those who have given their lives to secure and protect our freedom.
Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland & Xplore Dundee
Xplore Dundee has become the latest Scottish transport company to reaffirm its commitment to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.
Coventry bendibus escapes, disguised as a tram
One of National Express Coventry’s famous bendibuses was spotted recently on the streets of Preston.
National Express awarded for cutting edge safety
National Express has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of corporate safety - for the third year in a row.
Bus operator focuses on Fintry
Xplore Dundee is looking for the views of local people as it considers improvements to bus services in Fintry and Maryfield.
A sight for not-so-sore eyes
Thousands of pairs of prescription glasses and sunglasses left behind on National Express West Midlands buses are being re-used to help people with sight issues to be able to see again.
Help us reunite bobbly bear with his family!
National Express Coventry staff are trying to get a cute cuddly bear home to his family, who are sure to be missing him.
Teenage bus vandal hit with £2,000 costs order
A Black Country teenager has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 for a spate of “senseless” criminal damage that saw him slash bus seats and steal on-board security cameras.
Even higher standards and new vehicles en route for passengers as West Midlands Bus Alliance is renewed
Bus passengers across the West Midlands can look forward to even higher standards of service and reliability thanks to a landmark agreement being renewed.
Birmingham gets its own low-fare zone
National Express West Midlands has extended its successful low-fare zones again, this time to suburban Birmingham.
Art on the buses highlights mental health for National Express Coventry passengers
A visiting artist supported Coventry’s mental health festival by creating charcoal drawings and leaving them for National Express Coventry passengers to enjoy.
The Holiday Hop returns!
Dundee’s bus companies are offering families a discounted kids fare for the third time this year! Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson are once again teaming up with Dundee City Council to offer a child’s ticket for just 20p during the October holidays (Saturday 7th October – Sunday 22nd October).
All aboard the Tram-A-Lama-Ding-Dong! for Birmingham Weekender
Brummie comedian Barbara Nice will help raise a laugh as part of on-board entertainment for Midland Metro passengers heading to the Birmingham Weekender arts festival.
Dundee drivers’ pedal power
A group of Dundee drivers have handed over a large donation to Roxburghe House Comfort Fund after completing a charity cycle in memory of one of their colleagues.
Safe Travel at Safe Taysiders
Xplore Dundee is reminding Dundee’s young people how to be safe and avoid anti-social behaviour on and around buses.
National Express West Midlands is top for transport safety
National Express West Midlands has been judged the safest transport company in the country.
Bid for Big Sleuth's beautiful Bussy Bear
Bus enthusiasts could be in with a chance to own a unique piece of transport history.
Big Brum Bus Bash is a triumph
Two thousand people and 44 vehicles got together at the weekend to celebrate all things bus in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.
Big Brum Bus Bash
Bus enthusiasts and history buffs are in for an old-time treat on Sunday 10 September as National Express West Midlands puts on its annual free bus festival.
Safer Travel heads back to school
Bosses at West Midlands Safer Travel Partnership have praised Birmingham schoolchildren after a successful end-of-term police operation to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
Xplore Dundee plans October changes
Xplore Dundee is planning a number of changes to its services in the coming weeks following extensive customer consultation.
Back to School – Better by Bus
Xplore Dundee is offering to take care of the school run with new products and discounted tickets for young people.
Kits help stop spit and run
West Midlands Safer Travel Police are catching more and more offenders using DNA from “spit kits”.
Talented Isra puts Brum on a bus
National Express West Midlands and Exterion Media are celebrating Birmingham as the “community capital” of the UK with a bus specially designed by one of the city’s talented schoolgirls.
Safer Travel superpower IDs a thousand suspects
West Midlands Safer Travel Police’s “memory man” has now successfully identified 1,000 crime suspects.
Help us beat the traffic in south Birmingham
National Express West Midlands is asking Brummies in the south of the city to help them make the bus service better.
The best boss in the world works at National Express West Midlands
Visits to National Express West Midlands bus garages are always popular and enjoyable for those that experience them, but it’s not often that the bus operator receives letters expressing their thanks.
Birmingham bus driver is a hero
Perry Barr bus driver Desmond Johnson has won an Outstanding Act of Good Citizenship Award from David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
National Express West Midlands launches biggest ever ad campaign
National Express West Midlands has launched its largest ever advertising campaign.
How are YOU getting to the Carnival?
Xplore Dundee is urging Dundee festival-goers to plan ahead for a smooth journey to Carnival Fifty Six.
Get your concert travel ‘Wrapped Up’ with Xplore Dundee!
Xplore Dundee is reminding those going to Thursday’s Olly Murs concert at Slessor Gardens to be in the ‘Right Place, Right Time’ and travel to the gig by bus.
Wolverhampton bus driver ready to defend national title
In September, National Express will be sending six of their best bus drivers to the national Bus Driver of the Year competition in Blackpool.
Xplore Dundee’s anniversary Open Day
Xplore Dundee is getting ready to open its doors to the general public once again to celebrate 20 years of National Express in the city.
Master Driver repeats grandfather’s success – fifty years on
Fifty years after his grandfather Ronald Smith received a Master Driver award from his Birmingham employers for driving excellence, grandson Stuart Wilkinson has repeated that success with National Express West Midlands.
National Express cuts fares for students and NHS workers
National Express West Midlands is slashing bus fares for Birmingham students and NHS staff.
National Express celebrates Catch the Bus Week
National Express West Midlands is celebrating Catch the Bus Week by offering five days’ travel at a big discount.
Catch the Bus Week 2017
Xplore Dundee is getting ready to welcome the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to its garage and reminding local people of the importance of bus travel in daily life, as part of Catch the Bus Week 2017 (3 – 7 July 2017).
School’s out so don’t stay in!
Dundee’s schoolchildren are celebrating the start of the summer holidays and the city’s main bus operator is giving parents something to be happy about too.
See Something, Say Something now more accessible
A student from Hodge Hill has inspired the Safer Travel Partnership to re-design their See Something, Say Something cards to be more accessible to vulnerable users.
More happy passengers on Midland Metro
The Midland Metro tram has seen the biggest rise in passenger satisfaction in the country, a key survey has found.
Bus conductor Lester's last stop
National Express West Midlands has granted the last wishes of a former bus conductor by providing a special bus to take family members to his funeral.
National Express West Midlands celebrates first Clean Air Day
National Express West Midlands is pledging support for the first national Clean Air Day.
Get in the Carnival mood with the Number 56!
Xplore Dundee is running the only shuttle bus service to and from the city’s biggest event of the summer - Carnival Fifty Six.
Schoolkids use Class Pass for fundraising challenge
A group of fundraising schoolchildren are the first in the city to use Xplore Dundee’s brand new Class Pass.
National Express West Midlands serves Birmingham with Pride
National Express West Midlands defied terror threats and a last minute vehicle accident to get a bus into Birmingham’s Pride festival on Saturday 27 May.
Xplore Dundee welcomes visiting councillors
Dundee’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, is welcoming the city’s new and re-elected local councillors with a fact-finding tour of its garage and operations.
Xplore Dundee signs RNIB’s Bus Charter
Xplore Dundee is committing to make bus travel easier for the city’s blind and partially-sighted community.
Xplore Dundee celebrates alongside local museums
Xplore Dundee is playing its part in the Festival of Museums this weekend (Saturday 20th May) alongside its partners The McManus and Dundee Museum of Transport.
National Express West Midlands raises thousands for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Bus company National Express West Midlands has presented Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity with almost £2,000 to help young patients and their families when they need it most.
National Express West Midlands support Sandwell and West Birmingham
National Express West Midlands has launched a community partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust.
National Express West Midlands raise hundreds for local charity St Basils
Bus company National Express West Midlands has raised over £300 for local youth homelessness charity St Basils, with more to come during the course of this year.
Trim shop Trevor slam dunks international award
National Express West Midlands’ Trevor Sale has beaten off competition from 45,000 colleagues from Morocco, America, Spain, Bahrain and Germany to become the Group’s overall Community Value Award winner.
Coventry bus driver wins international customer award
A Coventry bus driver has beaten off competition from 45,000 employees from across the whole of the National Express Group, including colleagues from Spain, Morocco, Germany, Bahrain and America, to win the Customer Value Award for 2016.
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.
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.
Contactless arrives on National Express buses
National Express West Midlands bus passengers have been paying by contactless for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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