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.

The group mTicket, available exclusively through the National Express West Midlands mTicket app, is the cheapest way to get around this Christmas. For just £5 up to five adults, or two adults and up to four children, can travel together all day on National Express West Midlands buses.

For those travelling after 18:00 the group mTicket is available for just £4. The nxbus mTicket app is available to download for free on the Google Play or App Store.

Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express West Midlands, said: 

“Our group mTicket provides great value travel for friends and families during this year’s festive period. People across the region can enjoy the party season together and save on taxi fares, or save that extra parking money to spend on gifts. Taking the bus really is the easiest and cheapest way to get around the West Midlands this Christmas.” 

National Express West Midlands 50, 63, 74 and X1 services continue non-stop through the night. Those needing to get home to Moseley, Kings Heath, Selly Oak or West Bromwich after a festive night out can avoid expensive taxi fares. It is Better By Bus, taking advantage of the overnight services and great value fare offers.

The region’s largest bus operator has also introduced a festive freebie to say thank you to customers this Christmas. Bus or tram users that buy a 12 month/52 week National Express travel pass for bus or tram this December get an early Christmas present with one month’s free travel.

National Express West Midlands Christmas and New Year service levels are as follows:

  • Saturday 23rd December - normal Saturday service
  • Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve) - normal Sunday daytime & evening service until approximately 2300. Please note that last buses will be earlier than normal on some services. 
  • Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) - no service 
  • Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - a Sunday service will run until around 6pm on all services except the 35 and 77 in Walsall, 62 in Wolverhampton and 1, 27 and 96 in Birmingham which will not run. Certain busy routes will continue to operate throughout the evening. 
  • Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th December -  a Saturday service will run with additional early morning journeys on certain route.
  • Saturday 30th December - normal Saturday service
  • Sunday 31st December (New Year's Eve) - normal Sunday daytime & evening service. 
  • Monday 1st January 2018 (New Year's Day) - a Sunday service will operate until around 6pm on all services except the 35 and 77 in Walsall, 62 in Wolverhampton and 1, 27 and 96 in Birmingham (which will not operate). Certain busy routes will continue to operate throughout the evening.

The National Express coach network is pulling out all the stops as travellers face a challenge to get home for Christmas and New Year.

There will be no rail services on Christmas or Boxing Day, engineering projects will be causing disruption on five of the UK’s seven mainline routes during the festive period, and workers are planning a series of strikes.

The coach operator is running a full complement of services over the festive period, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. With 81 locations (10 more than last year) being served on Christmas Day itself and tens of thousands of seats available, it is its most comprehensive Christmas timetable ever.

For full details of National Express West Midlands bus ticket offers and services please visit the website. To book or find out more about National Express coach services, click here.

Published 6th December 2017

 
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