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West Midlands drivers bussed in to help Commonwealth Games

Bus drivers from West Midlands to help at Commonwealth Games July 2014

Over forty bus drivers from the West Midlands have departed for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  The National Express West Midlands drivers left Walsall on Wednesday (9 June) morning.

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Bus drivers substitute uniform for footy charity

On Friday 13 June 2014 National Express West Midlands drivers will get in the World Cup spirit by ditching their uniform in favour of football kits for charity.

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Pool Meadow Bus Station stopping places

Where your bus stops in Pool Meadow

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Bus drivers en route to better health

National Express West Midlands is using old buses to do new things.  The region's biggest bus operator has launched the Health Buzz, a 15 year old bus that has been turned into a doctor's surgery by engineers at its Walsall garage.

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Driving Mavericks make Bus Top Gun

Driving Mavericks make Bus Top Gun

Eight 'top-gun' drivers based at National Express West Midlands Bordesley Green bus garage recently became the first bus drivers in the whole of the UK to be recognised with new independent professional driving qualifications.

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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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West Midlands bus services are country most improved

Bus services in the West Midlands have improved more than in any other part of the country, according to an independent survey published today.

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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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