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 July) morning.
Bus drivers from across the region will spend four weeks in Scotland at the Games transporting officials, athletes and journalists to contests in Glasgow and Dundee.
The drivers departed the West Midlands for Glasgow on the same day as the Commonwealth Games England team left Buckingham Palace for the event.
The drivers also cover several of the countries competing in the Commonwealth Games with England, India and Pakistan all represented.
National Express is an Official Partner of Team England and has been supporting English athletes by offering all medal winners from the previous games in Delhi with free travel until the Games this summer to help with their costs to train and attend competitions.
Bus driver Warren Marston from Birmingham said: "We are all really looking forward to getting up there and playing our part. It will be great to meet the athletes when they board our buses and we all plan to see them in action in our spare time. I expect much of the journey to Glasgow to be taken up with sporting banter and a debate about which sport is best, when we all know it is cycling!"
Published 10th July 2014