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National Express reveals the summer holiday by numbers
With schools finishing for the academic year, the upcoming average British family summer break will take in 11 days out, 344 miles of travel, and two cases of sunburn - according to recent research.
Xplore Dundee – the only driver you need for the Open!
Xplore Dundee is helping golf fans get to the hottest local sporting event of this summer – The 147th Open at Carnoustie.
We am gewin on a Black Country tour
Keen-eyed locals in the Black Country will have noticed a distinctly different bus livery that might take them back in time to the 1960s.
South Birmingham bus routes are changing
National Express West Midlands is changing its bus services in south Birmingham, starting this month.
Bus driver’s bravery honoured by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
National Express West Midlands bus driver Garry Williams has been presented with a runner-up award at the annual Outstanding Citizen Awards, for saving the life of a vulnerable pedestrian.
Transport safety course leads the way
National Express has joined forces with Arbroath-based IED Training Solutions to create the industry’s first IOSH-approved safety management training course specific to the bus and coach industry.
Re-launched app is just the m-Ticket!
Xplore Dundee’s mobile ticketing app is being relaunched with a shiny new look and some special discounts.
Mayor welcomes jailing of bus driver attacker
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has welcomed the jailing of a man who carried out a series of attacks on West Midlands bus drivers.
Exploring Dundee’s Penguin Parade easy as ABC!
Dundee’s Penguin Parade is officially underway, with 80 statues hitting the streets of the city and surrounding areas from today (Friday 29th June).
Xplore scoops Scottish award for accessible transport
Xplore Dundee’s driver training team is helping to lead the way on accessible travel in Scotland.
National Express flying the flag for our forces
National Express is flying the flag for the nation’s armed forces this week by encouraging its employee reservists to wear their uniforms to work on Reserves Day.
Buses: the Solution to Pollution
Xplore Dundee is showing its commitment to improving air quality in Dundee by investing £4 million in cleaner, greener vehicles.
National Express Gives Free Bus Travel For Clean Air Day
National Express West Midlands is celebrating Clean Air Day by offering a day of free bus travel.
It’s a fare cop for National Express Coventry with dedicated revenue team boost
As a direct result of passenger and driver feedback, National Express has introduced a dedicated Coventry ticket inspector team so that revenue staff can be based permanently on the city’s bus network.
Become a ‘tech savvy’ senior with National Express West Midlands
On Friday 15th June 2018, National Express West Midlands is inviting seniors to ‘get digital’ by joining a workshop at the Google Digital Garage on New Street in Birmingham City Centre (opposite the old Primark).
National Express West Midlands driver wins international customer award
A Birmingham bus driver has beaten off competition from 47,000 employees from across the National Express Group, including colleagues from across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Bahrain, Spain, Morocco and North America, to win the National Express Group Customer Value Award.
National Express West Midlands superman steals the show at global awards ceremony
A Walsall bus driver stole the show at a global awards ceremony after saving the life of a 17-month-old girl who had stopped breathing.
National Express buses go contactless
National Express West Midlands bus passengers can now pay for their journey with just a tap of a bank card.
Plymouth coach station team on the global stage
Plymouth Coach Station staff have won international recognition for their fundraising work at the National Express Group company awards.
National Express strikes gold
The UK’s largest coach operator has struck gold again after winning a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold award for the fifth year running.
National Express West Midlands changes to bus services in Dudley and Sandwell
National Express West Midlands bus services in Dudley and Sandwell are changing in September 2018.
Thousands switch to coach during Liverpool station closure
Thousands of Liverpool passengers are switching to coach this summer as the city’s main railway station is closed for two months for upgrade workaccording to figures from National Express.
National Express Coventry and Safer Travel partnership launched into action
National Express Coventry and Safer Travel have been putting joint partnership working into action, patrolling the city’s bus network to keep passengers and staff safe.
National Express boosts airport connections for flyers
National Express is today boosting airport connections in preparation for sky-high demand for coach travel this summer.
National Express cleans up at industry awards
National Express has proven itself king of the road after coming away from two industry awards ceremonies with armfuls of silverware.
Kids called on to get creative and Colour the Coach
National Express is calling on kids all over the country to get creative and design a summer advert for their home town to take pride of place on the side of a coach.
Pam p-p-picks up her paintbrush
Xplore Dundee’s Pam Kelly is swapping pen for paintbrush as she prepares to create a statue for Maggie’s Centre’s Penguin Parade.
Silverdale Warriors score with National Express
The Silverdale Warriors under 7s football team recently scored £300 towards brand new kit from the National Express Employee Charity Panel.
Christine in the driving seat at Xplore Dundee
Christine McGlasson has been named the new Managing Director of Xplore Dundee, taking over from Elsie Turbyne who’s retiring after 36 years in the bus business.
National Express West Midlands driver saves baby girl’s life
National Express West Midlands bus driver Steven Welsh saved the life of a 17 month old baby girl who had stopped breathing.
Ex-Gurkha drivers salute National Express’s forces support
A pair of Gillingham-based coach drivers, who served in war zones around the world, are backing National Express’s renewed support for the armed forces.
National Express’s Garry eyes up international award
A National Express West Midlands CCTV operator has been given a Business Impact Award at the company’s recent Values Awards ceremony.
Walsall winner heading to global finals for excellence award
A National Express West Midlands Driver Training Officer has been named an Unsung Hero at the company’s recent Values Awards ceremony.
Birmingham bus driver heading to global finals after saving lady's life
A National Express Birmingham bus driver has been named Driver of the Year at the company’s recent Values Awards ceremony.
Xplore Dundee: making bus travel accessible for all
Dundee’s main bus operator is moving forward in making public transport more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
Xplore Marks the Spot
Dundee Delights is an illustrated greeting cards collection launching on Tuesday 3rd April by designer Louise Kirby which features the V&A Dundee, The Wellgate Clock, Magdalen Green Bandstand and Dundee Marmalade.
Bus MD retires after 3 years in the driving seat
Xplore Dundee boss Elsie Turbyne is stepping down in April, after 36 years of service with the operator in various roles, including three as Managing Director.
Driver of the Year crowned after thrilling shootout
A National Express coach driver has beaten the best in the business to win the company’s ‘Driver of the Year’ award after a thrilling competition at a motor racing circuit.
On the road to a healthy lifestyle
National Express West Midlands has won a national employer award for its innovative - and life-saving - Health Bus.
Holiday Hop is just the ticket for Easter fun!
Xplore Dundee and Dundee City Council are once again teaming up to offer kids bus tickets for just 20p during the school holidays.
A million mobile tickets
National Express West Midlands is celebrating innovating - after selling a million tickets on mobile phones.
Last of the bendy buses
Fifteen years after his grandmother took him for a ride round Coventry on a bendy bus on their first ever day of operation, National Express Coventry Master Driver Shaun Boyce was on board again.
National Express’s high-tech safety drive commended
National Express has won high praise from industry experts for rolling out new technology to increase road safety.
Plymouth coach station team make a big impact
Plymouth Coach Station staff have been crowned the best in the business after winning a top company award for their fundraising work.
Martin goes for Gold!
A Manchester customer service maestro is at the top of his game after being recognised by one of the biggest names in transport.
Bus boost for young musicians
Xplore Dundee is working in harmony with Dundee’s Education Department to make sure all young people have access to music.
National Express extends support for soldiers
A Birmingham bus driver met a government defence minister last week in Whitehall to pledge National Express West Midlands’ continuing support for the UK’s armed forces.
Customers make an ‘impawtant’ choice
National Express customers have come together to make an ‘impawtant’ decision - naming their sponsored assistance puppy ‘Mabel’.
Xplore Dundee: Carry the Correct ID
Xplore Dundee is reminding students and teenage travellers to carry the correct ID when boarding its buses.
Xplore Dundee – the ‘fourth emergency service’
Xplore Dundee’s Managing Director is saying thank you to passengers and employees for their patience and hard work during the past few days of extreme weather.
Bus company braced for bad weather
Xplore Dundee is reassuring customers it will do its best to keep the city moving throughout this week’s predicted Siberian cold snap.
Customers urged to check online to beat the Beast
Bus operator National Express West Midlands is reminding customers to check online for the very latest travel information before they set out in snowy weather.
Forty years on from final day of WMPTE conductor operations - can you help?
Forty years on from the last day of West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive conductor operations, National Express West Midlands is hoping to locate two former employees that were photographed in Acocks Green.
A safe steer for Dundee’s night-time economy
The support of Dundee’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, is helping to make Dundee city centre a safer place at weekends.
National Express celebrates thousands of years of service
National Express West Midlands has been celebrating a staggering 4,525 years of long and loyal service from 156 employees.
National Express West Midlands keeping cyclists safe
National Express has been working with West Midlands Fire Service and Birmingham City Council to improve cycle safety on the region’s roads.
National Express named among top transport brands by UK consumers
National Express has been rated as one of the UK’s top transport brands for consumers, according to YouGov’s annual BrandIndex list, which measures the British public’s perception of brands.
Free bus travel for cancer support
Xplore Dundee is teaming up with Dundee’s Citizen of the Year to help support cancer patients in the city.
Coach travel set to be as popular as ever this half term
With hundreds of thousands of travellers choosing coach as their mode of transport this February half term holiday, National Express has compiled a list of the most popular destinations during the break.
National Express strengthens cross channel and European services
The UK’s largest coach operator is strengthening its trans-continental services with a new partnership with two market-leading European coach companies.
National Express takes up the reins with a new partnership
National Express, the UK’s largest coach operator, has signed a three year agreement as ‘Official Coach and Bus Partner’ of The Jockey Club.
CCTV makes West Midlands buses even safer
Buses in the West Midlands have more CCTV cameras than any other mode of transport.
National Express Employee Charity Panel provides thousands in funding support
In 2017, the National Express Employee Charity Panel donated £8,000 to over 30 different charities and community groups personally supported by the company’s UK employees.
National Express’s record-breaking Christmas
National Express is revealing it hit new heights this Christmas as the company broke records for passenger numbers and revenue.
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