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National Express
National Express
is a British multinational public transport company headquartered in Birmingham
Birmingham
that operates bus, coach, train and tram services in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Germany and Morocco and long-distance coach services across Europe. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Acquisitions and disposals 1.2 Default on East Coast rail franchise 1.3 Operational safety concerns 1.4 Offers for the company

2 Operations

2.1 UK and Europe

2.1.1 Bus and coach

2.1.1.1 Bus 2.1.1.2 Coach

2.1.2 Railway and tram

2.1.2.1 Railway 2.1.2.2 Tram

2.2 USA and Canada

2.2.1 Bus

2.3 Middle East

2.3.1 Bus

3 Former operations

3.1 UK and Europe

3.1.1 Bus and coach

3.1.1.1 Bus 3.1.1.2 Coach

3.1.2 Railway and Tram

3.1.2.1 Railway 3.1.2.2 London
London
& Continental Railways

3.2 Airports 3.3 Australian operations

3.3.1 Bus and coach 3.3.2 Railway and tram

3.4 USA and Canada

3.4.1 Bus and coach

3.4.1.1 Bus

4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Duple Dominant
Duple Dominant
bodied Leyland Tiger
Leyland Tiger
in Liverpool
Liverpool
in 1982 in the original livery

Midland Mainline
Midland Mainline
High Speed Train at London
London
St Pancras

Travel London
Travel London
Alexander ALX400
Alexander ALX400
bodied Dennis Trident 2
Dennis Trident 2
at Trafalgar Square in April 2008

In 1972 the state owned National Bus Company decided to bring together the scheduled coach services operated by its bus operating companies in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under one brand. Sir Frederick Wood, a prominent businessman and industrialist, was asked to oversee the creation of this new business model and led the group as its chairman from 1972 to 1978.[3] Initially branded as National, the National Express
National Express
brand was first used in 1974.[4][5] With the privatisation of the National Bus Company in the 1980s, National Express
National Express
was subject to a management buyout in March 1988. The management team began to diversify, and in 1989 purchased Crosville Wales[6] but its financial performance began to deteriorate from early 1990. A new management team took over the company in July 1991, with the backing of mid-market private equity firm, ECI Partners. The new team refocused the group on its core activities and sold Crosville Wales to British Bus.[7] In October 1991 it purchased Speedlink, an operator of coach services between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.[5] In December 1992 National Express
National Express
Group plc was floated on the London Stock Exchange.[4] Acquisitions and disposals[edit] In 1993 Scottish Citylink, Eurolines
Eurolines
and East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport
were acquired.[8][9] In April 1995 National Express
National Express
purchased West Midlands Travel, the formerly council owned bus network of Birmingham
Birmingham
and the West Midlands[4] and rebranded it Travel West Midlands in September 1996. This began the brand family of Travel ... local bus operations. Bournemouth Airport
Bournemouth Airport
was acquired in April 1995.[10] In April 1996 National Express
National Express
commenced operating its first UK rail franchises, Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express
and Midland Mainline. Other franchises won in 1997 were Silverlink, Central Trains
Central Trains
and ScotRail. To comply with a Monopolies & Mergers Commission ruling on it winning the ScotRail franchise, National Express
National Express
sold the Scottish Citylink
Scottish Citylink
operation to Metroline
Metroline
in August 1998.[11][12] In February 1997 Taybus Public Transport was acquired and rebranded Travel Dundee.[13] In September 1998 Crabtree-Harmon, the seventh largest student transportation bus company in the United States was acquired, with 82 school bus contracts mainly in Missouri, but also in other Midwest states including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
and Utah. In February 1999 Robinson Bus Service was purchased followed in August 1999 by Durham Transportation. These acquisitions placed National Express as one of the top three United States school bus operators.[14] In May 1999 National Express
National Express
purchased Australia's largest private bus operator, National Bus Company.[15] National Bus Company had bus operations in Brisbane, Melbourne
Melbourne
and Perth, and also held a 57% shareholding in Westbus, Sydney's largest bus operator. Westbus also had a London
London
coach operation.[16] In August 1999 National Express
National Express
won the M>Train, M>Tram and V/Line
V/Line
Passenger rail franchises in the Australian state of Victoria.[17][18] In January 2000, National Express
National Express
expanded into the American market by acquiring ATC, a public transportation operator.[19] In July 2000 Prism Rail was purchased adding the c2c, Wales & Borders, Wessex Trains and West Anglia Great Northern
West Anglia Great Northern
franchises to National Express' portfolio.[20][21][22] In December 2002 National Express
National Express
handed in its Victorian rail franchises having been unable to renegotiate financial terms with the State Government.[23][24] In February 2004 the London
London
bus operations of Connex were purchased and rebranded Travel London.[25] In April 2004 National Express
National Express
East Anglia commenced operating the Greater Anglia rail franchise.[26] In September 2004 National Express
National Express
sold its Melbourne
Melbourne
bus operations to Ventura Bus Lines, and Brisbane
Brisbane
and Perth
Perth
bus operations to Connex.[27][28] After being placed in administration in January 2005, Westbus was sold to ComfortDelGro
ComfortDelGro
Cabcharge in August 2005.[29][30] In June 2005 the London
London
bus arm of Tellings-Golden Miller
Tellings-Golden Miller
was purchased and also rebranded Travel London.[31] In July 2005, National Express sold ATC to Connex.[32] In October 2005 National Express agreed to buy most of operations of privately owned Spanish transport operator ALSA, which operates bus and coach services in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and long-distance coach services to other parts of Europe. Alsa's operations in South America and China were retained by the previous owners.[33] In April 2007 National Express
National Express
acquired Continental Auto, the second largest bus and coach operator in Spain.[34]

Dot2Dot
Dot2Dot
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
in London
London
in April 2008

In November 2007 South East England
England
coach operator The Kings Ferry
The Kings Ferry
was purchased[35] and an airport to hotel shuttle service in London branded Dot2Dot
Dot2Dot
was launched.[36] It was not successful and ceased in November 2008.[37] In November 2007 National Express
National Express
announced plans to re-brand all of their operations under a new unified National Express
National Express
identity.[38] It was intended to achieve greater recognition for all the group companies, to coincide with recent acquisitions and after current rail operations had improved in reliability to warrant association with the established express coach image. It coincided with the appointment of a group director for all UK operations and relocation of the head office from London
London
to Birmingham, bringing all operations under a single strategic management structure. Day-to-day management remains within individual companies.[39] In December 2007 National Express East Coast
National Express East Coast
commenced operating the InterCity East Coast
InterCity East Coast
franchise.[40] In May 2009 National Express
National Express
sold Travel London
Travel London
and Travel Surrey
Travel Surrey
to Abellio.[41] In February 2013 National Express Germany
National Express Germany
was awarded two regional rail contracts by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, Zweckverband Nahverkehr Rheinland and Zweckverband Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe authorities that commenced in December 2015.[42][43] In January 2015 the Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft
Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft
announced that National Express
National Express
had been selected to operate the Nuremberg S-Bahn system from December 2018. It was to have been the first Deutsche Bahn S-Bahn network to be taken over by a private operator.[44] However in October 2016, National Express
National Express
elected to pull out, citing a delay in the ability to order new rolling stock while a challenge brought on by Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
was resolved, would make its bid unviable.[45] In June 2015 it was announced that the parts 2 and 3 of the Rhein-Ruhr-Express which will be introduced in 2018 will be operated by National Express. This includes Regional-Express
Regional-Express
services RE4, RE5 and RE6 in Northrhine-Westphalia.[46] In December 2016, coach operator Clarkes of London
London
was purchased with 56 vehicles.[47][48] Default on East Coast rail franchise[edit]

National Express East Coast
National Express East Coast
High Speed Train at London
London
King's Cross in July 2009

In July 2009, the Department for Transport
Department for Transport
announced that it would take the National Express East Coast
National Express East Coast
franchise into public ownership at the end of the year after National Express
National Express
announced it would not invest any further funds into the franchise, effectively declaring it planned on defaulting.[49] Directly Operated Railways
Directly Operated Railways
took over the East Coast franchise on 14 November 2009.[50] Also in November 2009 the government announced that National Express East Anglia
National Express East Anglia
would not be granted a three-year extension that it had otherwise qualified for, because of the East Coast default.[51] Operational safety concerns[edit] On 3 January 2007 a speeding National Express
National Express
coach overturned on the M4/M25 slip road, leaving three passengers dead. The driver was jailed for five years.[52] In July 2009, a junior transport minister, the Gillingham MP Paul Clark, spelt out a series of concerns to National Express
National Express
in a letter following a meeting with an employee of National Express
National Express
East Coast who lives in his constituency. The worker claimed that due to reduced maintenance checks, some trains were in use with defective brakes, an allegation strongly denied by the company, which said it would "never compromise on safety". He wrote: "As a result of reduced maintenance checks, 'some long-haul sets [trains] are in use with brake defects'. Increasing cuts in staff combined with an increasing pressure to ensure that trains run safely has resulted in fears among staff that a major accident is 'just around the corner'." Passengers, he added, "have been 'poisoned' as a result of coffee machines not being cleaned correctly, with cleaning fluids left in situ". The minister said he was "shocked and appalled at the information with which I've been provided. You will understand that these allegations are exceptionally serious".[53] School bus drivers in the US have raised concerns about the safety of the buses run by Durham, a subsidiary of National Express
National Express
and the second largest operator of school bus services in North America. According to representatives of Durham bus drivers, fluid leaks, tires that need to be replaced, black mold and non-functional emergency equipment are regular concerns, whilst workers continued to operate buses while sick because they cannot afford to miss a day of work and drivers are not paid for all the time they work.[54] Offers for the company[edit]

Park's of Hamilton Plaxton Elite
Plaxton Elite
bodied Volvo B9R
Volvo B9R
in Bolton
Bolton
in April 2013

With the company's finances under stress largely as a result of having overbid for the National Express East Coast
National Express East Coast
rail franchise, National Express became a takeover target in 2009. In June 2009 a takeover offer from fellow transport operator FirstGroup
FirstGroup
was rejected.[55] On 3 September 2009 National Express' largest shareholder, Spain's Cosmen family with 18.5%, and CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
made a takeover offer of £765 million for the company.[56][57] The Takeover Panel set a deadline of 11 September 2009 for all prospective bids.[58] National Express
National Express
agreed to allow the Cosmen/CVC consortium to undertake due diligence in September 2009.[59] The Cosmen/CVC consortium had reached an agreement to sell the UK bus and rail operations to Stagecoach Group
Stagecoach Group
if its offer was successful.[60] The deadline for offers was subsequently extended to 16 October 2009.[61] On 16 October 2009 the Cosmen/CVC consortium withdrew their offer.[62][63] with Stagecoach submitting a new all-share bid later the same day.[64][65] This too did not proceed and in November 2009 National Express
National Express
announced it would raise the necessary capital through a share issue.[66] Operations[edit]

National Express West Midlands
National Express West Midlands
Wright Eclipse Gemini
Wright Eclipse Gemini
bodied Volvo B7TL in Birmingham
Birmingham
in September 2010

The Kings Ferry
The Kings Ferry
Caetano Levante
Caetano Levante
bodied Volvo B13R in May 2013

ALSA Setra
Setra
S319GT-HD coach in Spain

Durham School Services school bus in New York City

National Express' operations are summarised below:[67] UK and Europe[edit] Bus and coach[edit] The bus and coach services operated by the group are: Bus[edit]

AirLinks (contract bus operation at UK airports) Xplore Dundee
Xplore Dundee
(bus operation in and around Dundee, Scotland)

G&N Wishart (Rural bus and coach arm of Xplore Dundee)

National Express West Midlands
National Express West Midlands
(Major bus operations in Birmingham
Birmingham
and the rest of the West Midlands)

National Express Coventry
National Express Coventry
(bus operation in and around Coventry, a subsidiary of National Express
National Express
West Midlands)

Coach[edit]

Eurolines
Eurolines
(express coach services between the UK and other European countries) National Express Coaches
National Express Coaches
(long distance express and airport coach services in the UK) The Kings Ferry
The Kings Ferry
(commuter services and private coach hire) ALSA including Continental-Auto (coach services in Spain and Western Europe) Clarkes of London

Railway and tram[edit] The railway and tram services operated by the group are: Railway[edit]

National Express
National Express
train at Wuppertal-Oberbarmen station

In December 2015, National Express Germany
National Express Germany
started operating the Rhein-Münsterland-Express
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
(RE7) from Rheine to Krefeld and the Rhein-Wupper-Bahn
Rhein-Wupper-Bahn
(RB48) from Wuppertal-Oberbarmen to Bonn-Mehlem in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.[68] National Express
National Express
uses Bombardier Talent 2
Bombardier Talent 2
EMUs on both lines.[69]

Tram[edit]

National Express Midland Metro
National Express Midland Metro
( Midland Metro
Midland Metro
light rail system in the West Midlands)

USA and Canada[edit] Bus[edit]

National Express
National Express
Transit (transit and paratransit bus operation in the US, formed in 2012)

Arlington Transit JATRAN Kern Transit Merced County Transit SolTrans Westmoreland County Transit Authority Yuma County Area Transit

Durham School Services (school bus operation in the US) Petermann Transportation (school bus and special service bus operation in US) Stock Transportation
Stock Transportation
(school bus operation in Canada) In July 2014, National Express
National Express
partners with Canadian-based online booking platform Busbud.[70]

Middle East[edit] Bus[edit] In February 2015, the Bahrain
Bahrain
Public Transport Company in which National Express
National Express
holds a 50% shareholding commenced operating a 10-year concession in Bahrain.[71] Former operations[edit]

Travel Surrey
Travel Surrey
Plaxton Pointer
Plaxton Pointer
bodied Dennis Dart
Dennis Dart
in Byfleet
Byfleet
in December 2008

Central Trains
Central Trains
Class 153 at Lincoln in May 2004

One Class 317 at Cambridge in July 2005

Westbus Custom Coaches
Custom Coaches
bodied Mercedes-Benz O405
Mercedes-Benz O405
in Sydney

M>Tram B-class tram in Melbourne
Melbourne
in August 2001

UK and Europe[edit] Bus and coach[edit] Bus[edit] In May 2009 National Express
National Express
sold some of their bus operations to Abellio:

Travel London
Travel London
(bus operation under contract to Transport for London
London
in London)

Travel Surrey
Travel Surrey
(bus operation Surrey
Surrey
and South West London
London
- a subsidiary of Travel London)

Coach[edit]

Scottish Citylink
Scottish Citylink
sold to Metroline
Metroline
in August 1998 in order to comply with a Competition Commission
Competition Commission
requirement for National Express
National Express
to operate the ScotRail rail franchise City2City
City2City
an express coach services in Germany that ceased on 14 October 2014.[72]

Railway and Tram[edit] Railway[edit]

c2c Class 357 Electrostar at Upminster in September 2010

Rail franchises formerly operated:

Wales & Borders passed to Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales
in December 2003 ScotRail passed to First ScotRail
First ScotRail
in October 2004 Wessex Trains, absorbed into Greater Western franchise
Greater Western franchise
and passed to First Great Western
First Great Western
in April 2006 West Anglia Great Northern
West Anglia Great Northern
split into two parts: West Anglia services transferred to National Express East Anglia
National Express East Anglia
April 2004, Great Northern services passed to First Capital Connect
First Capital Connect
in April 2006 In November 2007 several franchises were lost in a general restructure:

Central Trains
Central Trains
split between CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains
and London
London
Midland Midland Mainline
Midland Mainline
absorbed into East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains
franchise Silverlink
Silverlink
split between London
London
Midland and London
London
Overground

Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express
incorporated into Southern franchise in June 2008 National Express East Coast
National Express East Coast
passed to Directly Operated Railways
Directly Operated Railways
in November 2009 National Express East Anglia
National Express East Anglia
(including Stansted Express
Stansted Express
service) passed to Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia
in February 2012 c2c operated from May 1996 until sold to Trenitalia
Trenitalia
in February 2017[73]

London
London
& Continental Railways[edit] National Express
National Express
had a 17.5% shareholding in London
London
& Continental Railways (L&CR) from its formation in September 1994 until it was nationalised by the Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United Kingdom
in 2009. L&CR was responsible for building the High Speed 1
High Speed 1
project. National Express also held a 40% stake in the Inter-Capital and Regional Rail consortium which held the management contract for the UK arm of the Eurostar
Eurostar
operation, L&CR's subsidiary Eurostar
Eurostar
International Limited from 1998 to 2010.[74][75] Airports[edit] In the 1990s National Express
National Express
moved into the privatisation of airports, purchasing East Midlands, Bournemouth, and Humberside Airports. In a move to concentrate on bus and rail provision, Humberside was sold to Manchester Airports Group
Manchester Airports Group
in 1999 followed by Bournemouth and East Midlands in February 2001.[76][77] Until November 2007 the group also operated Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York. However, the lease was sold to the public Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.[78] Australian operations[edit] Bus and coach[edit] Australian bus companies previously operated:

Westbus and Glenorie Bus Company in Sydney, sold to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Blue Ribbon in the Hunter Region, sold to ComfortDelgro Cabcharge National Bus Company, Melbourne, sold to Ventura Bus Lines National Bus Company, Brisbane, sold to Connex Southern Coast Transit, Perth, sold to Connex

Railway and tram[edit] In 1999 the Group gained the Australian franchises M>Train, M>Tram and V/Line
V/Line
Passenger, following the privatisation of rail and tram services by the Government of Victoria. After incurring large losses and being unable to renegotiate the franchise contracts, the operations were handed back to the State Government. M>Train was re-let to Connex and M>Tram to Transdev. V/Line
V/Line
became a government-owned corporation.[79] USA and Canada[edit] Bus and coach[edit] Bus[edit]

ATC (transit and paratransit operations in the United States and Canada, sold to Veolia Environnement
Veolia Environnement
in 2005 and since renamed Veolia Transport).[80]

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National Express
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National Express
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National Express
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National Express
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National Express
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The Daily Telegraph
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National Express
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International bus operations

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National Express
Germany

Tram operations

National Express
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Midland Metro

Former bus operations

City2City Dot2Dot Glenorie Bus Company Hillsbus (57%) Hunter Valley Buses (57%) National Bus Company National Express
National Express
Hotel Hoppa Southern Coast Transit Travel London Travel Merry Hill Travel Surrey Travel Wishart Travel Your Bus Westbus (57%) Westbus UK (57%)

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c2c Central Trains Gatwick Express M>Train Midland Mainline National Express
National Express
East Anglia National Express
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East Coast ScotRail Silverlink Stansted Express Valley Lines V/Line WAGN Wales & Borders Wales & West Wessex Trains

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Coaches

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Major groups

Abellio Arriva ComfortDelGro FirstGroup Go-Ahead Group MTR Corporation National Express RATP Group Stagecoach Group Transdev Trenitalia

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Special
Situations Fidelity European Values Fidessa
Fidessa
Group Finsbury Growth & Income Trust FirstGroup Fisher, James & Sons Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Galliford Try Games Workshop GCP Infrastructure Investments Genesis Emerging Markets Fund Genus Go-Ahead Group Grafton Group Grainger Great Portland Estates Greencoat UK Wind Greencore Greene King Greggs GVC Holdings Halfords
Halfords
Group Hammerson HarbourVest Global Private Equity Hastings Group Hays Herald Investment Trust HICL Infrastructure Company Hikma Pharmaceuticals Hill & Smith Hiscox Hochschild Mining Homeserve Howdens Joinery Hunting Ibstock IG Group
IG Group
Holdings IMI Inchcape Indivior Inmarsat Intermediate Capital Group International Public Partnerships Intu Properties Investec IP Group IWG Jardine Lloyd Thompson JD Sports John Laing Group John Laing Infrastructure Fund JPMorgan American Investment Trust JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust Jupiter European Opportunities Trust Jupiter Fund Management Just Group KAZ Minerals Kier Group Lancashire Holdings LondonMetric Property Man Group Marshalls Marston's McCarthy & Stone Meggitt Melrose Industries Mercantile Investment Trust Merlin Entertainments Metro Bank Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Mitchells & Butlers Moneysupermarket.com
Moneysupermarket.com
Group Monks Investment Trust Morgan Advanced Materials Murray International Trust National Express NB Global NewRiver NEX Ocado
Ocado
Group OneSavings Bank On the Beach PageGroup Pantheon International Paragon Banking Group Pennon Group Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust Pershing Square Holdings Personal Assets Trust Petrofac Pets at Home Phoenix Group
Phoenix Group
Holdings Playtech Polar Capital Technology Trust Polymetal International Polypipe Provident Financial Purecircle PZ Cussons QinetiQ Rank Group Rathbone Brothers RDI REIT Redrow Renewables Infrastructure Group Renewi Renishaw RHI Magnesita Rightmove RIT Capital Partners Riverstone Energy Rotork RPC Group Safestore Saga Sanne Savills Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Scottish Investment Trust Senior Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Serco Shaftesbury SIG plc Sirius Minerals Softcat Sophos Spectris Spirax-Sarco Engineering Spire Healthcare Sports Direct SSP Group Stagecoach Group St. Modwen Properties Stobart Superdry Syncona Synthomer Talk Talk
Talk
Group Tate & Lyle TBC Bank Ted Baker Telecom Plus Temple Bar Investment Trust Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust Thomas Cook Group TI Fluid Systems TP ICAP Travis Perkins Tritax Big Box REIT TR Property Investment Trust Tullow Oil UBM UDG Healthcare UK Commercial Property Trust Ultra Electronics
Ultra Electronics
Holdings Unite Group Vedanta Resources Vesuvius Victrex Vietnam Enterprise Investments VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Virgin Money Weir Group Wetherspoon (J D) W H Smith William Hill Witan Investment Trust Wizz Air Woodford Patient Capital Trust Wood Group Workspace Group Worldwide He

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