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Bus tribute for ‘Busby Babe’ Duncan Edwards
20 Apr 2012

Ian Austin MP will today unveil a special dedication to 'Busby babe' Duncan Edwards on a National Express West Midland's bus.

The region's largest bus company has dedicated a vehicle on the 120 service to the Dudley born Manchester United player who tragically died in the Munich air disaster.

The Duncan Edwards bus will carry thousands of passengers from the player's hometown of Dudley to Oldbury, Bearwood and Birmingham every week. It's one of 21 new buses recently introduced to the Black Country by National Express West Midlands.

Simon Mathieson, Operators Director for National Express, said: "It's an honour to dedicate one of our new buses to Duncan Edwards who is one of the Black Country's most fondly remembered football heroes. The bus will travel through Duncan's hometown of Dudley everyday in homage to his achievements."

Ian Austin MP for Dudley North, said: "Like any other lad from Dudley I grew up with the name Duncan Edwards ringing in my ears.

"You played for the Duncan Edwards club, his kits were on display at the leisure centre and now we've got the statue in the town.

"I think he should be an inspiration for every young person in Dudley; we're as good as anyone and if you try hard, take your chances and do your best then they sky's the limit."