In order to improve access to transport - as well as to tackle social isolation and improve mental health - National Express has expanded its Ring and Ride door-to-door minibus service in the West Midlands.
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CitySwift has raised €2 million in additional funding, as its industry-leading data engine is rolled out by two of the UK’s largest listed passenger transport providers to support social distancing and aid network recovery.
To conclude our Ticketing & Payments Series, Daljit Kalirai, Sales Director at National Express West Midlands, details how after less than a year of operating a contactless system on National Express West Midlands, a quarter of all its bus revenue now comes from contactless.
A quarter of all bus fares in the West Midlands are now paid for with contactless cards – less than a year after the system was introduced.
After a successful trial in Coventry, contactless payments have been implemented on the entire National Express West Midlands bus fleet…
Passengers are now riding the bus more often in the West Midlands due to the mobile app which has made purchasing tickets easier and cheaper…
National Express West Midlands engineers have been fitting new green technology into hundreds of its older buses to catch harmful particulates and NOx gases in an effort to clean up the region’s air.
7 March 2017 | By Rachael Harper
Birmingham-based National Express West Midlands has launched the UK's first on-bus infotainment system, offering films, TV programmes, news and magazines completely free.
8 September 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
National Express West Midlands has unveiled the first of 46 top-of-the-range Platinum buses for service in the Black Country, west of Birmingham.
2 August 2016 | By Parkeon
National Express customers, drivers and staff are benefiting from latest generation CCTV technology, thanks to the operator’s partnership with smart transport systems provider Parkeon, which has delivered over 1,000 systems across the West Midlands and Dundee...
1 August 2016 | By National Express
The West Midlands will soon be enjoying better air quality because of cleaner buses. National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has won £3 million of government funding to buy 29 new buses fitted with the latest green technology...
6 July 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Contactless technology will be fitted to National Express West Midlands entire bus fleet following a multi-million pound contract for ‘smart’ payment ticket machines.