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Address: Mill Lane
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Secretary: Michael Hampson    
Registrar: Equiniti Ltd Updated: 29/11/2012

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014

120,000 extra summer holiday seats on c2c

National Express train operator c2c is providing over 120,000 extra seats and will have additional specialist staff travelling on trains, to help families make the most of the summer holidays. 

From now until the end of August, 16 of c2c’s most popular off-peak trains every day will be doubled in length to eight carriages.  This includes the first six daily off-peak trains from Southend to London, and will provide over 4,500 extra seats every weekday. 

During the school summer holidays c2c is also deploying its mobile teams of Travel Guardians.  These are specialist staff that will be travelling around the c2c network to provide travel advice and assistance as well as dealing with any incidents of anti-social behaviour.  Their particular focus will be helping young people, who may not be used to travelling alone on trains. 

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We know the school holidays are a really popular time for day trippers, whether they’re heading into London or to the coast.  That’s why we’re putting more seats on our busiest off-peak trains, and why we will have additional expert staff that can provide help and advice for customers.” 

Company Overview

National Express Group is a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, North America and Spain. Every year more than 650 million journeys are made on our buses, trains, light rail services and coaches.

 
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014

120,000 extra summer holiday seats on c2c

National Express train operator c2c is providing over 120,000 extra seats and will have additional specialist staff travelling on trains, to help families make the most of the summer holidays. 

From now until the end of August, 16 of c2c’s most popular off-peak trains every day will be doubled in length to eight carriages.  This includes the first six daily off-peak trains from Southend to London, and will provide over 4,500 extra seats every weekday. 

During the school summer holidays c2c is also deploying its mobile teams of Travel Guardians.  These are specialist staff that will be travelling around the c2c network to provide travel advice and assistance as well as dealing with any incidents of anti-social behaviour.  Their particular focus will be helping young people, who may not be used to travelling alone on trains. 

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We know the school holidays are a really popular time for day trippers, whether they’re heading into London or to the coast.  That’s why we’re putting more seats on our busiest off-peak trains, and why we will have additional expert staff that can provide help and advice for customers.” 

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Top cycling stars get a coach with a difference

Some of the biggest names in world sport boarded a National Express coach this weekend (19-20 July) to travel to the Commonwealth Games.

Team England cyclists, with sixteen Olympic gold medals between them, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell travelled to the Glasgow Games with National Express where they will compete against the world's finest in the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome.

The national coach operator carried 32 Team England cyclists and staff in their own iconic white coach from the National Cycling Centre in Stuart Street, Manchester, to Glasgow on Saturday 19 July.

The team is set to catch the coach back to Manchester on Monday 4 August after the competition.

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director said: "This country has a fantastic cycling team packed with stars of the road and track and it's a great honour to be able to take them up to Glasgow to compete for the nation.

"We have five direct coach services going from Manchester to the Games and we’d urge fans that haven’t done so to book their travel now and cheer on Team England."

Team England cycling team's technical director Shane Sutton OBE said: "On behalf of the Team England cycling squad, I’d like to thank National Express for transporting the team and all our kit to and from the Commonwealth Games."

National Express is an official Team England sponsor and has been supporting the athletes by providing all medal winners at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi with free coach travel.

The UK’s largest coach operator is also providing free travel for Team England athletes' friends and family to the Glasgow Games this summer so they can see their loved ones compete.

National Express runs five daily coach services from Manchester to Glasgow including an overnight service.

Single journeys start at a very competitive £15.35. Visit www.nationalexpress.com for more information.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Pupils get a ticket to ride to see top athletes train

National Express has given a group of school children a golden ticket to see some of the nation’s finest athletes train for the Commonwealth Games.

On Friday (18 July) the UK’s largest coach operator took 15 pupils from Wilmslow High School to Sport City in Manchester in a special gold liveried Team England coach, to watch top English athletes while they prepare for the Games in Glasgow.

Pupils rubbed shoulders with some of the stars of the track and field including Richard Kilty, current world indoor 60m champion and 2010 Commonwealth 110m hurdles gold medallist Andy Turner.

There the youngsters got training tips from the team coaches and watched the athletes strut their stuff.

The day came about because National Express is providing the Team England athletics squad with two coaches to ferry them between their hotel and the stadium where they train.

Tomorrow (22 July, 2014) the coaches – resplendent in Commonwealth Games England livery – will take the team to Manchester Airport where they will fly to Glasgow and compete.

National Express UK Coach Managing Director Tom Stables said: “This country has a fine athletics team with a huge array of experience so it's great for these students to be able to watch them train and get tips. We are glad to have been able to provide our special Commonwealth Games coaches for the occasion.

“National Express is a proud sponsor of Team England and it’s a great honour to be able to take the athletics team up to Glasgow to compete on behalf of the nation and cheer on Team England.”

National Express is an official Team England sponsor and has been supporting the athletes by providing all medal winners at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi with free coach travel.

The UK’s largest coach operator is also providing free travel for Team England athletes’ friends and family to the Glasgow Games this summer so they can see their loved ones compete.

National Express runs five daily coach services from Manchester to Glasgow including an overnight service.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

National Express Dundee thanks Passenger Champion

Greig Mackay, Bus Users Scotland, Phil Smith, Managing Director National Express Dundee, Luci McLeishNational Express Dundee has applauded one of its regular passengers for her constructive feedback, helping the bus operator to monitor and improve its services. 

Luci McLeish, who works at the University of Dundee, commutes to the city centre using a variety of services which operate between Dundee and Broughty Ferry and gets in touch with the company regularly to update managers on any issues with the Outer Circle services in that area. 

At National Express Dundee’s recent Open Day, Managing Director Phil Smith named Luci the operator’s first Passenger Champion and presented Luci with a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her contribution. 

Phil Smith said “We welcome constructive feedback from members of the public, as their comments can help us shape our services to ensure they’re meeting the needs of the people who use them.

“Luci has been our ‘eyes and ears’ on our Broughty Ferry corridor for some time now and we thought it appropriate to mark her contribution and say thanks.  I hope she’ll continue to use the bus and providing useful feedback."

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

National Express backs Stacey’s medal bid

A Birmingham-born netball player has had a coach named in her honour as she prepares to fight for a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Stacey Francis today (Friday 11 July) pulled the wraps off her dedication on an iconic white National Express coach after she was selected to compete for Team England in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

The 26-year-old who comes from Digbeth, has been competing internationally since she was fifteen and won a bronze medal during the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi.

Since then she has been supported by National Express - an official partner of Commonwealth Games England - who gave her and other medal winners at Delhi free travel on the national coach network.

As a further show of support for Stacey, National Express has extended her free travel by four years.

Stacey said: "One of my main expenses as a netballer is the cost of travel because you need to get to training centres and games, so my coach pass has been a massive help.  Full-time training is very tiring and having to drive around adds to the stress so being able to sit back and relax really helps.

"Most athletes don't get enough funding to cover all living costs so initiatives like this are vital to be able to compete."

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director said: "It is a great honour to name this coach after Stacey and we are thrilled to be able to support her in her training and preparation with a free coach pass.  We wish her every success in the Games.

"National Express is a proud sponsor and partner of Team England and we are set to carry Team England fans on our direct services right to the heart of Glasgow - the Games' host city."

National Express is running three daily coach services from Birmingham to Glasgow during the Games, with fares starting at £10 one way, providing Team England fans with a convenient and affordable transport link.

The national coach operator is also running an overnight service between Birmingham and Glasgow, so people can enjoy their event and take an overnight coach home - saving the need for accommodation.

You can watch an interview with Stacey Francis below:

Team England's Stacey Francis video

To find out more information or to check timetables visit www.nationalexpress.com or call the National Express Birmingham-based call centre 24/7 on 0871 781 8181.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Minister welcomes major new travel initiative 'by young people, for young people'

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd MP has welcomed a major new travel initiative which is designed by young people for young people.

The Minister commended as excellent the National Express Youth Promise, an industry-leading package of commitments by the UK's largest coach operator shaped by members of The Youth Parliament, which was launched at an event at London's Transport Museum yesterday.

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director at the launch event yesterday
Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director at the launch event yesterday

Developed in partnership with The British Youth Council, the National Express Youth Promise is built around five core pledges made by the national coach operator.

These include:

  • An ongoing commitment to deliver value travel
  • Working at a grassroots level with young people in the communities across the UK
  • Supporting young people into work and education
  • Delivering the most accessible public transport network possible
  • Providing platforms on which to showcase youth talent

Young people from the Youth Parliament including those who advised on the government's Youth Select Committee's report on transport were specially selected by the UK's biggest coach operator to advise on the package, which is believed to be a first in the UK travel industry.  It represents a shift in gear for the transport operator by offering a dedicated focus to young people aged 15-26 as well as the traditional student market which is readily associated with National Express.

To date, National Express remains the only transport company to have followed up on the Youth Select Committee's report of Transport and Young People.  This recommended the involvement of young people in regards to transport decision-making, engaging with disabled young people in discussions about access to public transport and the provision of affordable travel.

Amongst other things, the National Express Youth Promise will see the coach company create apprenticeships, roll out a structured work experience scheme and invest thousands of hours in young people's causes.  All National Express staff will be given a day's paid annual leave every year to spend conducting voluntary youth work.  Unlike some other major organisations, some of whom pay younger staff less than those older employees in the same role, National Express also remains committed to offering equal pay for the same role for all frontline staff, regardless of their age.

To ensure the coach operator stays on track, a Youth Panel will be created to continually engage with young people and help maintain regular dialogue around the issues affecting young person's travel.

Additionally, the Covent Garden event saw the UK's largest coach operator announce major new partnerships with The Scouts, The Prince's Trust and disabled children's charity Whizz Kidz.

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd MP said: "In launching this Youth Promise, designed by young people, National Express has demonstrated their commitment to supporting the next generation.  More than that, they have shown that they are prepared to give young people a genuine say in how things work, and then to listen.  We now look forward to this promise being delivered.

"This is an excellent example of cross-sector collaboration with National Express working with the British Youth Council and other charities.  We urge others to do the same and let the young people who will shape our future start improving things for them from today."

Marc Kidson, Chair of the British Youth Council said: "National Express is an institution and travelling on its coaches has long been seen as a rite of passage for students across the UK.  Time and time again we hear that transport is one of the areas which matters the most to young people so it is absolutely fantastic to see this company take its commitment to young people even further with its groundbreaking Youth Promise, which we believe is industry-leading.  To date, National Express remains the only transport company to have followed up on the Youth Select Committee's report on transport and we hope the Youth Promise inspires other companies to create similar schemes."

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director said: "In partnership with The British Youth Council we are absolutely thrilled to launch the National Express Youth Promise which has been designed for young people by their peers.  Transport is an absolutely crucial area for young people - it signifies their first steps towards independence, offers the opportunity to connect with family and friends and a means to explore the wider world and all the opportunities that go with it.  It was absolutely crucial to us to engage with young people on our plans from the outset - and we didn't want an easy ride.  Thanks to the input of all the young people involved we've been able to pull together a package of benefits which we really hope will benefit young people in all parts of the UK.  We'd like to say an enormous thank you to all involved and we really look forward to continued engagement via our new Youth Panel."

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

West Midlands drivers bussed in to help Commonwealth Games

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 June) morning.

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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!"

Tue, 08 Jul 2014

c2c begins £90,000 project at West Horndon station

National Express train operator c2c has started a £90,000 project to construct a new walkway to improve pedestrian access to West Horndon station.

The new pavement will run from Station Road to the entrance to the main ticket hall on the north side of the station.  Until now there has been no dedicated walking route for pedestrians, who have instead been required to walk along the side of the road.

Scott Walker, Station Manager for West Horndon, said: "West Horndon is the last remaining station on the c2c route which still needs dedicated pedestrian access, and this project will deliver exactly that.  We know this investment will prove popular with our local passengers."

Cllr Anthony Crowley, chair of West Horndon Parish Council, said: "West Horndon Parish Council are thrilled at this planned improvement to our community's station, and expect it will greatly improve the safety of pedestrians using our station.  We have been liaising with c2c regarding a potential footpath for some time and are extremely pleased to see this investment now taking place."

The construction project is expected to complete next month, and is being funded through the National Stations Improvement Programme.

Fri, 04 Jul 2014

Number one spot for c2c

National Express train operator c2c has been named the most punctual train operator in the UK last month, in the latest official industry figures.

In the four weeks to 21 June, 97.9% of c2c trains arrived on time, more than any other UK train operator.  That means over the past year, 96.6% of c2c trains have arrived on time, so c2c retains the top spot in the industry league table it has held since December 2011.

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: "We're so proud to have retained our top spot for rail punctuality, showcasing the best the UK can offer.  In such a glorious month, I'm pleased so many leisure travellers will have experienced how good Britain's railways can be, alongside our regular commuters.

"We know our passengers have high expectations, and we're determined to deliver.  Now that c2c has been confirmed as the local train operator for the next 15 years, we are setting ourselves tough targets to ensure we run even more trains on time."

The results published by Network Rail represent the Public Performance Measure, the official measure of punctuality used by in the UK rail industry.

Thu, 03 Jul 2014

National Express backs Max’s bid for glory

A Blackpool pole vaulter has had a National Express coach named in his honour as he prepares to drive for gold at the Commonwealth Games.

The UK's largest coach operator has dedicated one of its iconic white coaches to Max Eaves after the 26-year-old athlete was selected to compete for Team England in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

The UK's largest coach operator 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.

As a further show of support for Max, National Express has extended his free travel on its coach network by four years to help him as he trains and prepares ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

Max, who trains at the Blackpool & Fylde AC club won a bronze medal during the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi.  He is to compete for Team England in Glasgow with fellow pole vaulters Luke Cutts and Steve Lewis.

Max said: "I was really surprised and thrilled when I heard I was going to get a coach named after me, I can't wait to see it on the roads of Blackpool.  I'm also really grateful for the support National Express has given me.

"Travel costs are the biggest problem when trying to make ends meet, but my coach pass has been a godsend getting me to the airport without having to pay for petrol or parking so I can train with my coach in Finland.  I would like to see more companies helping athletes in this way so they aren't put off by the costs and this kind of initiative will help this country produce more successful top level athletes."

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director said: "It is a great honour to name this coach after Max who has achieved so much in the run up to this summer's Games.  We are thrilled to be able to support him in his training and preparation with a free coach pass and we wish him every success in the Games.

"National Express is a proud sponsor and partner of Team England and we are set to carry Team England fans on our direct services right to the heart of Glasgow - the Games' host city."

National Express is running three daily coach services from Blackpool to Glasgow during the Games, with fares starting at £27.40, providing Team England fans with a convenient and affordable transport link.

The national coach operator is also running an overnight service between Blackpool and Glasgow, so people can enjoy their event and take an overnight coach home - saving the need for accommodation.

Meanwhile families can enjoy a generous discount as National Express's Family Coachcard allows two children to travel free when accompanied by two full fare paying adults*.

To find more information or to check timetables visit www.nationalexpress.com or call the National Express Birmingham-based call centre 24/7 on 08717 818 181.

*Family 2plus2 Coachcard - For just £16 for one year two children can travel free when accompanied by two full fare paying adults.

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