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National Express buses provide big boost to British manufacturing

Tom Watson MP and Ian Austin MP (centre and right) also welcomed the announcement with National Express
UK Bus Managing Director, Peter Coates (left) March 2014

National Express, one of the country's biggest transport providers, has today (Thursday 20 March) announced the signing of a £100m deal for 600 brand new British built buses.  The agreement with Alexander Dennis will support 2,000 British jobs at the bus builders' Scarborough, Surrey and Falkirk sites.

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Safer Travel Police Team swears in Special new recruits

12 New Special Constables February 2014

Travel on the West Midlands public transport network is now even safer following the recruitment of 12 new Special Constables.

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Bus travel gets fairer as more fare dodgers are caught

Over fifty thousand buses checked in 2013 as inspector team is doubled.

Nearly 1 million customers travelling with National Express West Midlands during 2013 had their ticket checked by an inspector as the bus company clamps down further on fare dodgers.

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National Express pledges another £100k to build on community foundations

Community group leaders from across the West Midlands who benefitted from grants from the National Express Foundation have today come together to urge others to apply for funding.

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Kids for a quid bus ticket extended for half term

Kids for a quid bus ticket extended for half term

Bus ticket gives grandparents stress free and good value days out.

Children can now travel across the region for just £1 per day with Nan and Granddad - thanks to the "kids for a quid" ticket introduced by National Express West Midlands.

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Launch of restorative justice scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour on public transport in the West Midlands

Launch of Restorative Jusice initiative image February 2014

A scheme putting young people to work repairing vandalism they have caused on public transport has been launched in Birmingham.

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MP welcomes new bus route after community campaign

Pat McFadden MP, Babs Coombes Black Country Manager at Centro and Peter Coates Managing Director NXWM February 2014

Pat McFadden, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East, has today welcomed the decision by Centro and National Express West Midlands to re-route the 40 service.

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Better bus links launched between city centre and Willenhall

Tony Tipper, Cllr Ian Shires, Cllr Judith Rowley at Willenhall Improvements launch 26 January 2014

Faster and more convenient bus services between Wolverhampton and Willenhall were officially launched today (Monday January 27) as part of a package of route and timetable improvements.

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Charity Panel provides £17,000 of support

The training team on top of Snowdon July 2013

In 2013 the National Express Employee Charity Panel donated almost £17,000 to fifty different charities and community groups around the UK.

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Region’s buses provide another skills boost

Driving Skills Academy January 2013

National Express West Midlands launch first driving skills academy

The region’s biggest bus operator and Birmingham’s biggest private sector employer, National Express West Midlands, has today launched its new Sector Based Work Academy with Minister for Employment Esther McVey MP.  The academy is the first in Britain to focus on driving skills.

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