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New Identity for National Express Group
15 Nov 2007

National Express Group today unveils a new look for its public transport operations, as part of an ongoing process to integrate the Group's bus, coach and rail divisions into a single business.

National Express plans to bring all of its UK bus, rail and coach and airport transfer operations together under the National Express brand in order to make its UK transport services easier for customers to identify.

Richard Bowker, chief executive of National Express, said: "Public transport has been getting more and more complicated for our customers over the last few years. Our vision as a business is to make travel simpler. It is important that we have a brand that makes sense to passengers and is easily recognisable as National Express - whether they are travelling on a train, bus, coach, or our airport transfer service.

"We are lucky that we already have one of the UK's most recognised and trusted superbrands - our iconic coach identity. Our new brand strategy takes this and gives it a contemporary feel that will work on all of our services - from our trains services through to our new airport transfer service - dot2dot."

The roll out of the brand starts with dot2dot, which launched this week at World Travel Market, closely followed by National Express East Coast, which launches on 9 December. c2c, ‘one' railway - soon to be called National Express East Anglia - and the bus division will follow during 2008.

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For more information please contact Deborah Tilley or Nicola Marsden at National Express Group on 0207 529 2000, or email dtilley@natex.co.uk/info@natex.co.uk

Notes to Editors

The National Express Group business is currently in the process of integrating its UK business. From 1 January 2008, the UK business will be based in Birmingham.