With a significant increase in contactless payment usage and a remarkable 340 million journeys made, National Express bus passengers can continue to enjoy stress-free travel while never overpaying.
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The new zero-emission buses bring the total number of electric vehicles in National Express West Midlands' fleet to 329, making it the largest fleet of its kind in the UK.
The new and enhanced bus service between Bromsgrove and Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital will provide passengers with enhanced frequency, extended operating hours and affordable ticket options.
These new electric buses will allow National Express to help boost the country's economy by accelerating the decarbonisation of the West Midlands' transport network and supporting skilled jobs in bus manufacturing across the UK.
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.
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.