Acocks Green garage celebrates its 90th birthday!

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 Vintage Service - 23rd June 2018
11E (11A) Outer Circle (Anticlockwise)
Kings Heath Church10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:00
Colebank Road, Sarehole Mill10:0911:0912:0913:0914:0915:09
Acocks Green Village10:2211:2212:2213:2214:2215:22
Acocks Green Village10:2411:2412:2413:2414:2415:24
Yardley, Yew Tree10:3111:3112:3113:3114:3115:31
Ward End, Fox & Goose10:4111:4112:4113:4114:4115:41
11E (11C) Outer Circle (Clockwise)
Ward End, Fox & Goose10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:00
Stechford, Flaxley Road10:0411:0412:0413:0414:0415:04
Yardley, Swan Island10:1611:1612:1613:1614:1615:16
Acocks Green, Westley Road10:2311:2312:2313:2314:2315:23
Acocks Green, Westley Road10:2511:2512:2513:2514:2515:25
Colebank Road, Sarehole Mill10:3211:3212:3213:3214:3215:32
Kings Heath Church10:4211:4212:4213:4214:4215:42

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:

  • To enter, entrants must share a ‘selfie’ taken on the Vintage Bus (Service 11E) via Twitter or Instagram and include the Hashtag #AcocksGreen90
  • By entering the prize draw, entrants consent to their entry image being shared via National Express West Midlands’ social media channels for marketing purposes.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over and reside in the UK.
  • The prize is 4 return National Express coach ticket vouchers, valid for travel until 31/12/2018. Journeys must be booked at least one day before use.  
  • Competition opens 10am Saturday 23rd June 2018 and closes at midnight on Sunday 24th June 2018. 
  • The winner will be selected at random, the adjudicator’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner will be announced via National Express West Midlands, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels on Monday 25th June 2018. 
  • The winner will be contacted via the social media channel through which they entered. The prize can be collected from Acocks Green garage or sent via post, depending on the winner's preference. 
  • National Express West Midlands reserves the right to modify or terminate any prize draw at any time.
  • Employees of National Express West Midlands, related companies, their families, agencies and associated companies, are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • There are no cash alternatives.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for lost or misplaced entries.
  • By entering the prize draw, the entrant accepts these terms and conditions.

Published 19th June 2018