The world of buses is full of curiosities: rooftop gardens, dog tours and unconventional fuels

The world of buses is full of curiositiesIf you believe buses are just used for boring school trips or overcrowded public transport, take a closer look at the international bus industry. Tinkerer and innovators around the world are working on groundbreaking projects to improve the attractiveness of buses as means of transportation as well Continue reading

What is bus bunching?

What is bus bunching?Does the following situation sound familiar? You’re waiting for your bus, which was supposed to arrive five minutes ago. After a few more minutes your bus is finally arriving but instead of one bus there’s two buses right after each other. This situation is not just a daily nuisance but also a scientifically studied Continue reading

National Express launches the UK’s first coach infotainment system

National Express launches the UK’s first coach infotainment systemIf you always thought that flying is the most comfortable and entertaining form of travelling then be prepared to be disabused of that misconception. Last Monday, the coach company National Express launched the UK’s first coach infotainment system allowing travellers to stream film and TV shows on their own devices. Continue reading

First UN Wonder Woman Day: National Express celebrates women in the transport industry

First UN Wonder Woman Day: National Express celebrates women in the transport industryFor the last 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired young girls and women from all over the world. The DC comic book heroine filled a void in the otherwise male-dominated comic sphere, which is why the United Nations have decided to celebrate the iconic role-model by honouring her with a day of her own. Continue reading

More comfort, less pollution: National Express adds new Platinum buses for the Black Country

More comfort, less pollution: National Express adds new Platinum buses for the Black CountryTaking the coach is not only cost-effective but also very comfortable – especially so if you happen to live in the Black Country. The coach company National Express has recently invested £8mio in the addition of 46 Platinum buses. The brand-new vehicles currently operate the 529 service between Continue reading

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum Buses

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum BusesTravellers in the West Midlands have reason to celebrate as the bus company National Express is about to add numerous new state-of-the-art buses to serve the whole of the Black Country. As part of a test run, some of the two-toned grey Platinum buses have been in use since May 2015 and have made journeys Continue reading

The History of the UK Coach Industry

The History of the UK Coach IndustryWhile coaches are a familiar sight on the UK’s motorways, other European nations such as Germany and France have only recently liberalised the market for intercity bus transport. In Great Britain, horse-drawn stagecoaches had been in use between the 1500s and the 1830s and 1840s, when the invention and Continue reading

Innovative technologies make coach trips safer and more eco-friendly

Innovative technologies make coach trips safer and more eco-friendlyTaking the coach is known to be a highly eco-friendly and also safe way of travelling. However, in order to improve their services even further, coach companies are currently opting for highly innovative technologies. Last week, for instance, the UK’s largest coach company National Express signed a multi-year contract Continue reading

Powered by poo: Thanks to alternative fuel the Bio-Bus is highly eco-friendly

Powered by poo: Thanks to alternative fuel the Bio-Bus is highly eco-friendlyTaking the coach is a very eco-friendly way of travelling between cities. According to calculations of the government initiative Act on CO2, a traveller on a coach with an average amount of passengers on board will only produce 4.8 kg of emissions per 100 kilometres. In comparison, a single passenger Continue reading

The evolution of bus journeys

The evolution of bus journeysMany travellers still associate bus journeys with past school trips and ill-equipped coaches. By offering free WiFi, diverse entertainment possibilities and inexpensive snacks, providers of intercity buses have managed to improve the reputation of bus journeys significantly in recent years. Nevertheless, an Continue reading