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Saving the planet one mile at a time
Passengers riding the buses in 2020 in Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry have been playing a huge part in fighting climate change.
Xplore helps Harris at Home
Xplore Dundee has donated gifts to help ensure young people at a local school have a present to open at Christmas.
AoC Sport announces partnership with National Express Accessible Transport
AoC Sport, the membership organisation for college sport and physical activity, has announced a new partnership with leading transport provider National Express Accessible Transport.
Not going up - bus fares unchanged for January 2021
National Express West Midlands is not putting up any of its bus fares.
NHS staff have used free shuttle bus service 30,000 times during Covid 19 pandemic
A free shuttle bus service provided by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) for workers at NHS hospitals across the region has been used almost 30,000 since being launched.
Santa Drivers are coming to town
“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus Right down Peep o’Day Lane…!” Xplore Dundee’s Santa Drivers are dusting off the red suits this December to spread Christmas cheer and raise funds for a local foodbank.
Update on UK Coach Travel Services in December 2020
National Express is increasing its services to meet demand once the current Covid-19 national restrictions end on Wednesday 2 December.
National Express Coventry bus service changes from 15th November 2020
National Express Coventry is making some minor changes to its bus network from 15th November.
Coach Sector to Support Student Exodus
The UK’s largest coach operator is gearing up to support today’s announced exodus for University students in early December.
Local lad’s Movember challenge to support the NHS and men’s health
Local Wyken lad Ian Sutton has signed up to “grow a mo” to raise money for the NHS and Movember Foundation.
Task force created to encourage passengers to wear face coverings
The Safer Travel Partnership has launched a dedicated team to tackle non-compliance of face masks on public transport.
Xplore Dundee freezes fares
Dundee’s main bus operator is announcing it’s freezing its fares for 2021.
National Express Remembers The Armed Forces Community
National Express will once again be showing its support for the Armed Forces community as it gets behind the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal to help raise both funds and awareness.
National Express Accessible Transport recognised as UK Business Heroes by the British Chambers of Commerce
The British Chambers of Commerce launched a UK Business Heroes campaign to recognise the incredible work that businesses are doing, in the most challenging of years.
365 Response signs three year deal to provide digital transport system to National Express Accessible Transport
Yorkshire based digital transport systems provider, 365 Response has signed a three year deal with leading transport operator, National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT).
Xplore Dundee is a Business Hero
Xplore Dundee is celebrating its status as one of the city’s heroes after winning one of the Evening Telegraph’s Dundee’s Champions Awards.
Big Smart Switchover
Xplore Dundee is ripping up one of its paper tickets and moving it exclusively onto smartcard.
Reasonably priced car not such a star now?
National Express Coventry is bringing in new flexible bus tickets for people who aren’t going into their workplace five days a week at the moment.
Reasonably priced car not such a star now?
National Express West Midlands is bringing in new flexible bus tickets for people who aren’t going into their workplace five days a week at the moment.
National Express offers the best ticket for staycations
National Express is expanding its established network of scheduled coach services to staycations.
National Express electrifies in Coventry with 10 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe jointly announced today that their electric vehicle partnership, the UK’s leading electric bus producer, has supplied 10 electric double deck buses to National Express for operation in Coventry, as part of a wider investment in 29 zero emission BYD ADL Enviro400EV.
It's about time
West Midlands key workers risk losing one of the few benefits they gained during lockdown - their time.
Milestone for National Express and Zenobe Energy, as first double decker electric buses launch in Coventry
10 brand new double decker electric buses and dedicated rapid chargers are the result of a ground-breaking partnership between National Express and Zenobe Energy, providing zero emission transport for bus users in Coventry Zenobe Energy look after the batteries on the bus, as well as maintain the charging infrastructure in the bus depot Project comes following a pledge by National Express Group to be the first zero emission transport group in the UK Zenobe Energy, leading UK owner and operator of battery storage, today welcomes the launch of National Express Group’s first electric buses on its Coventry network.
National Express Coventry to run the 585 bus services between Coventry and Rugby
From today (Tuesday 25th August 2020), National Express Coventry has taken over the operation of the 585, 585A and 585B bus services previously provided by Travel De Courcey.
Timetable changes and new routes in Birmingham and the Black Country - 30 August
National Express West Midlands is making changes to bus timetables across Birmingham and the Black Country on Sunday 30 August 2020, ready for September’s return to school.
National Express goes for Gold for another five years
National Express has been recognised for the support it gives the UK’s Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
National Express Coventry bus service changes from 30 August 2020
National Express Coventry is making changes to its bus network from 30th August, including more buses, route revisions, frequency increases and new bus links.
Bounceback bus boost
National Express West Midlands will reinvest all the money from the government’s Job Retention Bonus into reducing bus fares.
Together In Electric Dreams
Coventry City Council has welcomed a sneak preview of National Express Coventry’s first fully electric buses, ahead of their official launch in service later this month.
Ticket dodger jailed for spitting at bus driver
A man who spat at a bus driver while en route to a police appointment has been jailed – as officers from our Safer Travel team warn that attacks on public transport staff won’t be tolerated.
National Express Accessible Transport celebrates its first birthday
National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT) is celebrating an exciting milestone this week as it marks its first 12 months in operation.
Oh, we do want to be beside the seaside!
Coastal Getaways Are Top Choice As Brits Embrace Staycations.
She's electric - National Express launches zero-emission future
National Express West Midlands is making good on its promise never to buy another diesel bus.
National Express Announces New Coach Business
National Express has today (6 July 2020) announced a new coach hire business operating across the corporate and private hire travel sectors.
National Express coaches back on the road
National Express’ iconic white coaches will be back on the road from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July) following an 86 day break.
Service increase for Xplore Dundee
Xplore Dundee is getting ready to increase bus service levels from Sunday 28th June.
National Express coach services to start up again with enhanced safety measures
New Covid-19 secure measures include reduced vehicle capacity, temperature screening, additional UV filters in air conditioning systems and use of aerosol based disinfection or ‘fogging’ Free amends on bookings for all customers First services will start on Wednesday 1 July The UK’s largest coach operator will restart services on its national network of intercity routes at a reduced frequency on Wednesday 1 July, with significant new measures in place to allow customers to travel in confidence.
Bus engineer Katie in UK top 60
National Express bus Engineering Development Manager Katie McGrath has won a spot at the national finals of a women in transport award.
A vintage birthday for Pauline
A 90-year-old Birmingham lady got a surprise “flypast” from a vintage bus at her lockdown birthday party.
Clampdown launched following rise in spitting incidents on the buses
People caught spitting at bus drivers or passengers are increasingly likely to be caught and face long jail sentences, transport and police bosses have warned.
VE Day 75 - National Express West Midlands pays tribute
The National Express bus division is joining the nation in marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day celebrations this Friday (8 May 2020).
Man claiming Covid-19 jailed after spitting at bus driver
A man has been jailed after he spat at a Birmingham bus driver and told her that he had Covid-19.
Bus and coach industry pays tribute to key workers
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) along with operators is today (Tuesday 5 May 2020) thanking everyone in the bus and coach industry for the work they are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep key services running.
Rainbows across Dundee buses
Despite the recent dry weather, rainbows have been breaking out on buses across Dundee.
Buses carry rainbows
Despite the recent dry weather, rainbows have been breaking out in the windows of National Express buses across the West Midlands and Coventry.
NHS heroes get free travel
NHS workers can now travel to work for free on all National Express West Midlands and National Express Coventry buses.
Full suspension of Coach Services with Effect from 5 April 2020
National Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from midnight Sunday 5 April 2020.
New free shuttle bus service for NHS and social care staff launched
West Midlands ring and ride minibuses are being redeployed as free shuttle buses for NHS hospital staff and key workers supporting social care services across the region.
Latest Advice from National Express: Only Travel if Essential
The National Express timetable will be reduced as of Tuesday 24 March after which it will run a limited network of coach services.
Latest Travel Advice from National Express
National Express is advising passengers to check online before they travel as it introduces an extensive reduction to its timetable with effect from 00:01 Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Peak time travel restrictions lifted to help concessionary pass holders get to the shops
Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping.
Plymouth man crowned as Coach Driver of the Year
A National Express coach driver from Plymouth has beaten the best in the business to be crowned ‘Driver of the Year’ after a thrilling racing event.
National Express Purchases Largest Coach Operator on the South Coast
National Express has completed the purchase of Fareham-based Lucketts Group.
New 'Dublin Express' coach airport service will take off in March
Dublin Express - a new high-frequency, cross-city network of Airport coach services - will start carrying passengers from Tuesday 3 March 2020.
National Express reveals that #TDFR is the West Midlands’ favourite seat
National Express West Midlands has unveiled that #TDFR (Top Deck, Front Row) has officially been crowned by customers as their favourite seat on the bus.
Hop on the bus for half term!
A long weekend break is approaching for city schools, and Xplore Dundee has a half-term treat in store.
Scotland’s Bus industry gathers to set out Vision for 2030
Bus companies across Scotland, including Xplore Dundee, are getting together to set out a Vision for 2030 for Bus highlighting the importance of buses in tackling the climate emergency.
National Express Coach expands abroad for the first time
Three year Dublin Airport deal for UK’s largest coach operator National Express Coach has expanded its network of scheduled airport coach services outside of the UK with a contract award in Ireland.
National Express 82 and 87 are back in town
National Express West Midlands 82 and 87 services are bringing better access to the city centre for thousands of people.
National Express ranked top transport brand for UK consumers in YouGov’s Buzz Ranking list
National Express has been ranked as the number one UK transport brand for consumers, according to YouGov’s annual Buzz Rankings list, which measures the British public’s perception of brands.
Kick-start 2020 the right way with cheaper than ever coach travel
Anyone who purchases a one-year National Express coachcard online between Monday 27 January and Sunday 2 February will get 30% off the full price, making 2020 coach travel cheaper than ever.
Coach Company sees surge in sales ahead of weekend’s rail disruption
National Express is reporting a surge in travellers planning ahead and choosing coach to beat this weekend’s ThamesLink rail disruption.
National Express Coventry to extend route 20 into Nuneaton from 27th January 2020
From Monday 27th January 2020, National Express Coventry is introducing a bus route extension for customers travelling to and from Nuneaton.
National Express West Midlands to hold bus network events next week
Ahead of changes to National Express West Midlands bus routes in West Dudley, Wolverhampton and Staffordshire, the bus operator is holding customer information events in Dudley and Stourbridge.
National Express celebrates a cracking end to the twenty-tens
27th December was the busiest single day in company history with over 78,000 passenger journeys More coach passengers than ever before on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day Over 30,500 seats were added to the coach network to cope with rail disruption caused by RMT strikes and a whopping 386 rail engineering projects.
New Year – New Buses
The New Year is bringing new buses for customers of Xplore Dundee.
National Express Bus raises over £9,300 for charity
National Express Bus has raised over £9,300 for eight different charities during 2019.
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