On 23rd June 2018, National Express West Midlands will be throwing a birthday party like no other, to celebrate 90 years since our Acocks Green bus garage first opened its doors.
Our team at Acocks Green, led by Operations Manager Jenny Tocknell, have organised a family fun day, and are inviting the local community and bus enthusiasts to join them for a good old fashioned, nostalgic knees up.
With a children’s soft play party bus for the little ones, an exhibition of bus vehicles from across our fleet - including our 2018 Birmingham Pride bus - refreshments, disused equipment sale, stalls, special guests and more, there’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
To mark the occasion, we’ll be donning our best ‘newsboy’ caps - that’s right, if you feel inclined to join us, 1920s fancy dress is encouraged by order of the Peaky Blinders...
As an extra special treat, the team are also inviting guests to travel to Acocks Green in style, aboard one of our vintage buses! Tickets are free and passengers can board at bus stops along the 11A/C route, see below for the full timetable.
|11E (11A) Outer Circle (Anticlockwise)|
|Kings Heath Church||10:00||11:00||12:00||13:00||14:00||15:00|
|Colebank Road, Sarehole Mill||10:09||11:09||12:09||13:09||14:09||15:09|
|Acocks Green Village||10:22||11:22||12:22||13:22||14:22||15:22|
|Acocks Green Village||10:24||11:24||12:24||13:24||14:24||15:24|
|Yardley, Yew Tree||10:31||11:31||12:31||13:31||14:31||15:31|
|Ward End, Fox & Goose||10:41||11:41||12:41||13:41||14:41||15:41|
|11E (11C) Outer Circle (Clockwise)|
|Ward End, Fox & Goose||10:00||11:00||12:00||13:00||14:00||15:00|
|Stechford, Flaxley Road||10:04||11:04||12:04||13:04||14:04||15:04|
|Yardley, Swan Island||10:16||11:16||12:16||13:16||14:16||15:16|
|Acocks Green, Westley Road||10:23||11:23||12:23||13:23||14:23||15:23|
|Acocks Green, Westley Road||10:25||11:25||12:25||13:25||14:25||15:25|
|Colebank Road, Sarehole Mill||10:32||11:32||12:32||13:32||14:32||15:32|
|Kings Heath Church||10:42||11:42||12:42||13:42||14:42||15:42|
If you ride on one of our vintage buses you could also blag yourself a free return trip on a National Express coach by entering our selfie competition.
Simply take a selfie during your trip and post it on Instagram or Twitter, making sure you tag @nxwestmidlands and use the hashtag #AcocksGreen90 , and you could be in with the chance of winning 4 return NX coach tickets! See below for the full T&Cs.
If you want to take part in the celebrations, join us on Saturday 23rd June between 10am - 3pm for a birthday party like no other…
Find us at: 189 Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7TZ
Visit us by bus: 1, 11A/C, 31 & 11E (Vintage Bus)
Vintage Bus Ride Selfie Competition Terms and Conditions:
Published 19th June 2018