Published: 11th September 2023

National Express West Midlands hosts Black Country Bus Bash

National Express West Midlands is hosting a Black Country Bus Bash and inviting families along for a day of fun, food and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a local bus depot.

Between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 23rd September, the region’s biggest bus operator is  opening the doors of its Wolverhampton Park Lane depot to the public.

Black Country Bus Bash

For a suggested £1 donation to support the Georgina Ward at Russells Hall Hospital and The Midlands Air Ambulance, visitors can browse vintage and modern bus vehicle displays, hop on a state-of-the-art National Express West Midlands DriVR simulator to find out what it’s like to drive a bus, and also enjoy a kids’ favourite - the famous bus wash ride.

Food and drink refreshments will be available throughout the day and a number of stalls will be present on-site, providing bus enthusiasts and fans with an opportunity to buy rare bus memorabilia.

Jeet Sanghera, Senior Operations Manager at National Express West Midlands, said:

“Last year’s Open Day was a huge success and this year we’re laying on a bigger and better Black Country Bus Bash at our Wolverhampton depot.

“It is set to be a great day with something for everyone. There will be a large display of new and old buses, free bus wash rides for the kids and people can hop on our amazing bus simulator to see what it’s like to drive a bus.

“We’re also putting on a free shuttle bus from Wolverhampton bus station to our depot at Park Lane so I’d encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the day with us, while supporting two local organisations that do great things here in our community.”

National Express West Midlands is running a free shuttle bus service to its Wolverhampton Park Lane depot on the day of the Black Country Bus Bash. The shuttle bus timetable is available online here.

Anybody interested in becoming a bus driver can also find out more about recruitment and training opportunities on the day, with driver trainers and the National Express UK recruitment team on hand to answer any questions.

The shuttle bus timetable is available here.

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National Express UK businesses: 
National Express Coach, Dublin Express, National Express Transport Solutions, National Express West Midlands, National Express Coventry & National Express Accessible Transport.

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