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FleetEdit

This is the official fleet list of National Express West Midlands Buses, including National Express Coventry vehicles but excluding driver training vehicles, withdrawn buses, and those on loan, as at 1 August 2008.[1] However, buses withdrawn for refurbishment are included.

At least 173 buses are now in the new, National Express West Midlands livery. As many as 183 buses are still in the old, non-low-floor West Midlands Travel livery. The remainder are in the more recent or older Travel West Midlands low-floor livery, except two, which wear Blythe Valley Shuttle Bus livery.

CodesEdit

National Express West Midlands runs 11 normal garages. 10 of these actually trade as National Express West Midlands and over half of these are located in Birmingham, with the other 4 being located in the Black Country. The other garage is the National Express Coventry garage, in Coventry. For easy and quick recognition, each garage has its own unique code, which is listed below.

Code Garage
AG Acocks Green
BC Birmingham Central
BY Bordesley Green
WT Coventry
LH Lea Hall
PB Perry Barr
PE Pensnett
WA Walsall
WB West Bromwich
WN Wolverhampton
YW Yardley Wood

Dennis Trident 2/Alexander ALX400Edit

National Express West Midlands operates 360 of these buses, which were purchased between early 2000 and 2005. They are the company's most common bus. Each bus has a seating capacity of 73. Some of the buses are branded for routes 126 (Wolverhampton - Birmingham), 51 (Walsall - Birmingham), 559 (Wolverhampton - Ashmore Park) & 560 (Wolverhampton - Bloxwich), 79 (Birmingham - Wolverhampton), The Bristol Road 'Jubilee Lines', 900 (Birmingham - Coventry), The Coventry Road routes, The Pershore Road routes, 94 (Birmingham - Chelmsley Wood),

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4125 - 4128 Y716 TOH - Y719 TOH
4129 - 4132 Y721 TOH - Y724 TOH
4133 - 4136 Y726 TOH - Y729 TOH
4137 - 4145 Y731 TOH - Y739 TOH
4146 - 4154 Y741 TOH - Y749 TOH
4155 - 4158 Y751 TOH - Y754 TOH
4159 - 4162 Y756 TOH - Y759 TOH
4163 - 4166 Y761 TOH - Y764 TOH
4167 - 4170 Y766 TOH - Y769 TOH
4171 - 4174 Y771 TOH - Y774 TOH
4175 Y776 TOH
4176 - 4177 Y778 TOH - Y779 TOH
4178 - 4182 Y781 TOH - Y785 TOH
4183 - 4185 Y787 TOH - Y789 TOH
4186 - 4194 Y791 TOH - Y799 TOH
4195 - 4203 Y801 TOH - Y809 TOH
4204 - 4212 Y811 TOH - Y819 TOH
4213 - 4221 Y821 TOH - Y829 TOH
4222 Y831 TOH
4223 - 4224 Y833 TOH - Y834 TOH
4305 - 4309 BP51 HDD - BP51 HDH
4310 - 4312 BP51 HDJ - BP51 HDL
4313 BX02 APY
4314 BP51 HDO
4315 BX02 APZ
4316 BX02 ARF
4317 BX02 ARU
4318 BX02 ARZ
4319 BX02 ASO
4320 - 4321 BX02 ASU - BX02 ASV
4322 BX02 ASZ
4323 BX02 ATK
4324 - 4325 BX02 ATN - BX02 ATO
4326 - 4327 BX02 ATU - BX02 ATV
4328 - 4329 BX02 ATY - BX02 ATZ
4330 BX02 AUA
4331 BX02 AUC
4332 - 4333 BX02 AUE - BX02 AUF
4334 BX02 AUH
4335 - 4341 BX02 AUJ - BX02 AUP
4342 BX02 AUR
4343 - 4346 BX02 AUT - BX02 AUW
4347 BX02 AUY
4348 BX02 AVB
4349 - 4352 BX02 AVD - BX02 AVG
4353 - 4355 BX02 AVJ - BX02 AVL
4356 - 4358 BX02 AVN - BX02 AVP
4359 BX02 AVR
4360 - 4362 BX02 AVT - BX02 AVV
4363 BX02 AVY
4364 - 4368 BV52 OAA - BV52 OAE
4369 BV52 OAG
4370 BV52 OAU
4371 BV52 OAH
4372 BV52 OAJ
4373 - 4377 BV52 OAL - BV52 OAP
4378 BV52 OAS
4379 - 4382 BV52 OAW - BV52 OAZ
4383 - 4390 BV52 OBA - BV52 OBH
4391 - 4392 BV52 OBJ - BV52 OBK
4393 BV52 OBT
4394 - 4395 BV52 OBX - BV52 OBY
4396 - 4400 BV52 OBL - BV52 OBP
4401 - 4402 BV52 OBR - BV52 OBS
4403 BV52 OBU
4404 BV52 OBW
4405 BV52 OBZ
4406 - 4413 BV52 OCA - BV52 OCH
4414 BV52 OCJ
4425 BJ03 ETR
4426 - 4428 BJ03 ETT - BJ03 ETV
4429 - 4431 BJ03 ETX - BJ03 ETZ
4432 - 4437 BJ03 EUA - BJ03 EUF
4438 BJ03 EUH
4439 - 4442 BJ03 EUK - BJ03 EUN
4443 BJ03 EUP
4444 BJ03 EUR
4445 - 4451 BJ03 EUT - BJ03 EUZ
4452 - 4454 BJ03 EVB - BJ03 EVD
4455 - 4457 BJ03 EVF - BJ03 EVH
4458 - 4461 BJ03 EVK - BJ03 EVN
4462 BJ03 EVP
4463 BJ03 EVR
4464 - 4469 BJ03 EVT - BJ03 EVY
4470 - 4474 BJ03 EWA - BJ03 EWE
4535 BL53 EDF
4536 - 4537 BL53 EDJ - BL53 EDK
4538 - 4539 BL53 EDO - BL53 EDP
4540 BL53 EDR
4541 - 4542 BL53 EDU - BL53 EDV
4543 BL53 EDX
4544 BL53 EEA - BL53 EEB
4546 - 4548 BL53 EEF - BL53 EEH
4549 BL53 EEJ
4550 - 4553 BL53 EEM - BL53 EEP
4554 BL53 EER
4555 - 4561 BL53 EET - BL53 EEZ
4562 - 4564 BL53 EFA - BL53 EFC
4565 - 4567 BU04 BHX - BU04 BHZ
4568 - 4569 BU04 BJE - BU04 BJF
4570 - 4571 BU04 BJJ - BU04 BJK
4572 BU04 BJV
4573 BU04 BJX
4574 BU04 BJZ
4575 BU04 BKA
4576 - 4579 BU04 BKD - BU04 BKG
4580 - 4582 BU04 BKJ - BU04 BKL
4583 BU04 BKN
4584 BU04 BKV
4585 BU04 BKX
4586 BU04 BKZ
4587 BU04 BLF
4588 - 4589 BU04 BLJ - BU04 BLK
4590 BU04 BLN
4591 BU04 BLV
4592 BU04 BLX
4593 BU04 BLZ
4594 BX54 DCU
4595 BU04 BMZ
4596 BX54 DCV
4597 BX54 DCY
4598 BX54 DDA
4599 - 4600 BX54 DDE - BX54 DDF
4601 - 4603 BX54 DDJ - BX54 DDL
4604 - 4605 BX54 DDN - BX54 DDO
4606 - 4607 BX54 DDU - BX54 DDV
4608 - 4609 BX54 DDY - BX54 DDZ
4610 BX54 DEU
4611 BX54 DFA
4612 - 4614 BX54 DFC - BX54 DFE
4615 - 4620 BX54 XSC - BX54 XSH
4621 - 4623 BX54 XSJ - BX54 XSL
4624 BX54 XSM
4625 BX54 XRO
4626 BX54 XRR
4627 - 4630 BX54 XRT - BX54 XRW
4631 - 4632 BX54 XRY - BX54 XRZ
4633 - 4634

BC 89 alx 400 -4148 4176 4177 4179 4185 4455-4474 4594-4596 4606-4634 4440-4449 4384 4385 4172 WA 42 alx -4125 4126 4127 4154 4155 4305-4309 4326-4333 4346-4354 4357 4358 4597-4605 4157 4161 4164 4167 PE 24 alx 400 -4425-4439 4173 4180 4193 -4198 PL 89 alx 400 4170 4169 4171 4163 4168 4133 -4137 4139-4143 4145 4149 4150 4151 4152 4153 4310-4325 4535-4564 4580-4592 WD 4128 4130 4131 4132 4138 4156 4158 4159 4160 4162 4165 4174 4175 4181 4182 4183 4184 4186 4187 4188 4189 4191 4199 4200 4201 4202 only two coventry now 4129 4192 OL YW 4333-4340 WD 4341 4336 / YW 4342-4345 4359-4383-4386-4395 YW 4565-4577


ADL 200 mk2 Only two garage are AG 2201-2229 on 58 37 71A YW 2230-2250 on 27 6 2 3

PE 3301-3305 only route 9 next garage 3301-3305 Dundee only


2769 A769 WVP
2776 B776 AOC
2779 - 2780 B779 AOC - B780 AOC
2782 B782 AOC
2787 - 2788 B787 AOC - B788 AOC
2790 B790 AOC
2792 B792 AOC
2801 B801 AOP
2805 B805 AOP
2807 B807 AOP
2811 - 2813 B811 AOP - B813 AOP
2815 - 2816 B815 AOP - B816 AOP
2819 B819 AOP
2823 - 2824 B823 AOP - B824 AOP
2830 B830 AOP
2832 B832 AOP
2841 - 2843 B841 AOP - B843 AOP
2849 B849 AOP
2854 B854 AOP
2857 B857 AOP
2859 B859 AOP
2861 B861 DOM
2865 - 2866 B865 DOM - B866 DOM
2869 B869 DOM
2871 B871 DOM
2874 B874 DOM
2878 - 2879 B878 DOM - B879 DOM
2883 B883 DOM
2887 - 2888 C887 FON - C888 FON
2890 C890 FON
2893 - 2895 C893 FON - C895 FON
2900 - 2901 C900 FON - C901 FON
2903 - 2905 C903 FON - C905 FON
2907 C907 FON
2909 C909 FON
2926 D926 NDA
2949 D949 NDA
2976 E976 VUK
2978 E978 VUK
2984 - 2985 E984 VUK - E985 VUK
2988 E988 VUK
2990 F990 XOE
2994 - 2996 F994 XOE - F996 XOE
2999 F999 XOE
3002 - 3003 F302 XOF - F303 XOF
3005 F305 XOF
3007 F307 XOF
3011 F311 XOF
3014 - 3015 F314 XOF - F315 XOF
3017 - 3020 F317 XOF - F320 XOF
3022 - 3024 F22 XOF - F24 XOF
3028 F28 XOF
3030 F30 XOF
3032 F32 XOF
3034 F34 XOF
3036 - 3037 F36 XOF - F37 XOF
3040 - 3043 F40 XOF - F43 XOF
3045 F45 XOF
3047 F47 XOF
3049 - 3050 F49 XOF - F50 XOF
3053 - 3056 F53 XOF - F56 XOF
3058 F58 XOF
3060 - 3062 F60 XOF - F62 XOF
3064 - 3078 F64 XOF - F78 XOF
3080 F80 XOF
3082 - 3084 F82 XOF - F84 XOF
3088 - 3089 F88 XOF - F89 XOF
3091 F91 XOF
3097 - 3098 F97 XOF - F98 XOF
3100 F100 XOF
3102 - 3103 F102 XOF - F103 XOF
3108 G108 FJW
3111 G111 FJW
3113 - 3114 G113 FJW - G114 FJW
3116 - 3118 G116 FJW - G118FJW
3122 - 3123 G122 FJW - G123 FJW

AllocationsEdit

All current Metrobuses are of the MKII Variety. Buses which are of the original MKII Variety are shown in normal font, Buses which are of the MKIIA Variety are in Bold font. The final two DP Metrobuses are in italics.

Garage Fleet Numbers
WA (37) 2530, 2534, 2544, 2552, 2594, 2613, 2624, 2631, 2650, 2665, 2668, 2676, 2693, 2716, 2718, 2729, 2735, 2744, 2760, 2765, 2769, 2776, 2819, 2830, 2865, 2874, 2879, 2887, 2888, 2895, 2926, 2949, 2990, 3020, 3023, 3097, 3102
WN (34) 2779, 2790, 2907, 2976, 2978, 2994, 2996, 3005, 3007, 3042, 3047, 3058, 3069, 3072, 3075 - 3078, 3080, 3083, 3084, 3088, 3089, 3091, 3098, 3100, 3103, 3108, 3111, 3113, 3114, 3116, 3117, 3122
LH (25) 2564, 2577, 2689, 2731, 2750, 2751, 2780, 2787, 2792^, 2801, 2805, 2807, 2883, 2890, 2893, 3017, 3018, 3028, 3040, 3043, 3049, 3050, 3061, 3066, 3082
YW (21) 2550, 2561, 2658, 2710, 2721, 2727, 2734, 2746, 2753, 2758, 2788, 2811, 2823, 2824, 2854, 2857, 2866, 2894, 3019, 3041, 3056
PB (20) 2984, 2985, 2988, 2995, 2999, 3002, 3003, 3011, 3014, 3015, 3022, 3024, 3030, 3032, 3034, 3045, 3062, 3070, 3071, 3123
AG (17) 2654, 2674, 2707, 2713, 2732, 2741, 2756, 2812, 2813, 2816, 2832, 2835, 2849, 2869, 2871, 2900, 2905
CV (11) 3036, 3037, 3053 - 3055, 3064, 3065, 3068, 3073, 3074, 3118
WB (11) 2782, 2815, 2841 - 2843, 2859, 2861, 2878, 2903, 2904, 2909

^ 2792 is currently on loan to National Express West Midlands, from Carlyle Bus and Coach in Great Bridge.

The joint eldest buses in the fleet are Metrobuses 2530 and 2534, which both entered service on September 11th 1982.

It also worth noting that during the Christmas period for the Wolverhampton Park & Ride service, a large number of Metrobus are transferred to Wolverhampton garage to cover for the low floor vehicles being used on the service. A large number of these buses are then withdrawn after the new year, but the a few often stay on at Wolverhampton.

Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse GeminiEdit

National Express West Midlands owns 140 of these buses, which were purchased from 2003 to 2006. Most of the 54' plate buses are branded for the 11. Some of the 06' buses are branded for the 82/87 on the Dudley Road routes. 4475 - 4487 are Line 33 branded.

Fleet Numbers and RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4475 - 4477 BJ03 EWF - BJ03 EWH
4478 - 4481 BJ03 EWK - BJ03 EWN
4482 BJ03 EWP
4483 - 4491 BJ03 EWR - BJ03 EWZ
4492 - 4499 BJ03 EXA - BJ03 EXH
4500 - 4503 BJ03 EXK - BJ03 EXN
4504 BJ03 EXP
4505 BJ03 EXR
4506 - 4511 BU53 UMC - BU53 UMH
4512 - 4515 BU53 UMJ - BU53 UMM
4516 BU53 UMR
4517 BU53 UMT
4518 - 4522 BU53 UMV - BU53 UMZ
4523 BU53 UNB
4524 - 4527 BU53 UNE - BU53 UNH
4528 - 4532 BU53 UNJ - BU53 UNN
4533 BU53 UNP
4534 BU53 UNR
4635 - 4636 BX54 DFF - BX54 DFG
4637 - 4638 BX54 DFJ - BX54 DFK
4639 BX54 DFV
4640 - 4641 BX54 DFY - BX54 DFZ
4642 BX54 DGE
4643 - 4644 BX54 DGY - BX54 DGZ
4645 BX54 DHA
4646 BX54 DHC
4647 - 4650 BX54 DRD - BX54 DRG
4651 - 4652 BX54 XRM - BX54 XRN
4653 BX54 XPR
4654 BX54 XPT
4655 BX54 XPZ
4656 - 4657 BX54 XRA - BX54 XRB
4658 - 4660 BX54 DFN - BX54 DFP
4661 BX54 DFU
4662 BX54 DGF
4663 BX54 DGO
4664 - 4665 BX54 DGU - BX54 DGV
4666 - 4670 BX54 DHD - BX54 XRH
4671 - 4673 BX54 XRJ - BX54 XRL
4674 - 4676 BX54 XPU - BX54 XPW
4677 BX54 XPY
4678 BX54 XRC
4679 - 4682 BX54 XPM - BX54 XPP
4683 - 4686 BX54XTA - BX54 XTD
4687 BU05 HEV
4688 - 4689 BU05 HFE - BU05 HFF
4690 BU05 HFH
4691 BU05 HFJ
4692 BU05 HFL
4693 - 4694 BU05 HFO - BU05 HFP
4695 - 4696 BU05 HFR - BU05 HFS
4700 BU06 CWR
4701 BU06 CWT
4702 BU06 CWV
4703 - 4706 BU06 CWW - BU06 CWZ
4707 - 4711 BU06 CXA - BU06 CXE
4712 - 4713 BU06 CXG - BU06 CXH
4714 - 4717 BU06 CXJ - BU06 CXM

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
AG (67) 4511 - 4514, 4517 - 4534, 4635 - 4679
PB (38) 4475 - 4510, 4515, 4516
WB (18) 4700 - 4717
CV (10) 4687 - 4696
WA (7) 4680 - 4686

Volvo B7TL/Plaxton PresidentEdit

National Express operates 100 of these buses, having at one point operated 102, which were delivered between 1998 and 2000. Some of these buses are branded for routes 1 (Birmingham - Acocks Green) and 451 (West Bromwich - Sutton Coldfield). Two buses were withdrawn during March and April 2008, due to fire damage. It is currently unclear if these withdrawals are for repairs or for the vehicles to be scrapped.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4023 - 4031 V423 MOA - V431 MOA
4032 V32 MOA
4033 V433 MOA
4034 - 4039 V34 MOA - V39 MOA
4040 V440 MOA
4041 - 4043 V41 MOA - V43 MOA
4044 V544 MOA
4045 - 4049 V45 MOA - V49 MOA
4050 V450 MOA
4051 - 4054 V51 MOA - V54 MOA
4055 V455 MOA
4056 - 4059 V56 MOA - V59 MOA
4060 V460 MOA
4061 - 4065 V61 MOA - V65 MOA
4066 V466 MOA
4067 - 4069 V67 MOA - V69 MOA
4070 V470 MOA
4071 - 4076 V71 MOA - V76 MOA
4077 V477 MOA
4078 - 4079 V78 MOA - V79 MOA
4080 V480 MOA
4081 - 4087 V81 MOA - V87 MOA
4088 V488 MOA
4089 V89 MOA
4090 V490 MOA
4091 - 4098 V91 MOA - V98 MOA
4099 V499 MOA
4100 V410 MOA
4101 - 4109 V101 MOA - V109 MOA
4110 W411 DOE
4111 W411 DOP
4112 - 4114 W112 DOP - W114 DOP
4115 W415 BOV
4116 - 4119 W116 DOP - W119 DOP
4120 W412 DOE
4121 W421 DOP
4122 W122 DOP
4123 W523 DOP
4124 W124 DOP


AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
BC (76) 4023, 4024, 4026 - 4029, 4031 - 4041, 4052, 4056 - 4082, 4084, 4089 - 4102, 4104 - 4107, 4109 , 4110, 4116 - 4121
WB (14) 4044, 4047 - 4049, 4053 - 4055, 4083, 4085 - 4087, 4108, 4113, 4114,
AG (10) 4042, 4043, 4045, 4046, 4050, 4051, 4103, 4111, 4112, 4115,

4030 and 4088 (both Ex BC) are currently withdrawn due to fire damage. It is currently unclear if these are permanent or for repairs.

Volvo B7TL/ALX 400Edit

National Express West Midlands owns 90 of these buses, purchased between 2001 - 2002.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4225 BU51 RRO
4226 BU51 RRV
<a href="tel:4227-4229">4227-4229</a> BU51 RRX - BU51 RRZ
4230 BU51 RSO
4231 BU51 RSV
4232 BU51 RSX
4233 BU51 RSZ
4234 BU51 RSY
4235 BU51 RTO
4236 BU51 RTV
4237 BU51 RTX
4238 BU51 RTZ
4239 BU51 RUA
4240 BU51 RUC
4241 BU51 RUH
4242 BU51 RUJ
4243 BU51 RUO
4244 BU51 RUR
4245 - 4246 BU51 RUV - BU51 RUW
4247 BU51 RVA
4248 BU51 RVC
4249 - 4250 BU51 RVE - BU51 RVF
4251 - 4253 BU51 RVJ - BU51 RVL
4254 BU51 RVV
4255 - 4257 BU51 RVN - BU51 RVP
4258 BU51 RVR
4259 BU51 RVT
4260 BU51 RVM
4261 - 4264 BU51 RVW - BU51 RVZ
4265 - 4266 BU51 RWE - BU51 RWF
4267 - 4269 BU51 RWJ - BU51 RWL
4270 - 4271 BU51 RWN - BU51 RWO
4272 - 4276 BU51 RWV - BU51 RWZ
4277 - 4279 BU51 RXB - BU51 RXD
4280 - 4281 BU51 RXG - BU51 RXH
4282 - 4283 BU51 RXJ - BU51 RXK
4284 - 4287 BU51 RXM - BU51 RXP
4288 - 4290 BU51 RXR - BU51 RXT
4291 - 4293 BU51 RXV - BU51 RXX
4294 BU51 RXZ
4295 - 4296 BU51 RYA - BU51 RYB
4297 BU51 RYD
4298 - 4299 BU51 RYF - BU51 RYG
4300 ST02 MZV
4301 STO2 MZO
4302 STO2 MZP
4303 ST02 MZN
4304 ST02 MZU
4415 - 4420 BV52 OCK - BV52 OCP
4421 - 4422 BV52 OCR - BV52 OCS
4423 BV52 OCU
4424 BV52 OCW

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
BC (43) 4227, 4232 - 4264, 4269, 4270, 4272, 4273, 4300 - 4304
WB (23) 4225, 4226, 4228 - 4231, 4265 - 4268, 4271, 4274, 4275, 4290 - 4299
PB (14) 4276 - 4289
CV (10) 4415 - 4424

Volvo B10LEdit

National Express West Midlands current operates 86 of these buses, 7 with Alexander Ultra bodywork, which initially ran on Compressed Natural Gas, the rest have Wright Liberator bodywork. 7 of the Ultra buses are now in the training fleet. The buses all have a seating capacity of 43. One bus carries branding for route 301 (Walsall - Mossley), whilst others carry branding for route 377 (Walsall - Sutton Coldfield). B10Ls can often be seen on routes X51 (Walsall - Birmingham) and 333 Walsall - Wolverhampton.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
1401 - 1430 P401 EJW - P430 EJW
1431 - 1440 P431 JJW - P440 JJW
1441 - 1443 P441 JOX - P443 JOX
1444 P144 KOF
1445 - 1460 P445 JOX - P460 JOX
1461 - 1480 R461 XDA - R480 XDA
1503 - 1507 P503 KOX - P507 KOX
1510 - 1511 P510 KOX - P511 KOX
1513 P513 KOX

AllocationsEdit

WA = Walsall, AG = Acocks Green, PE = Pensnett, PB = Perry Barr, YW = Yardley Wood

Garage Fleet Numbers
PE (22) 1408, 1409, 1411, 1412 - 1414, 1416 - 1418, 1436, 1443, 1444, 1446 - 1451, 1460, 1462, 1464, 1465
AG (21) 1405, 1421 - 1429, 1431, 1433 - 1435, 1438, 1441, 1442, 1452 - 1454, 1459
WA (21) 1401, 1402, 1404, 1415, 1430, 1445, 1461, 1463, 1468 - 1473, 1503, 1504, 1506, 1507, 1510, 1511, 1513
YW (13) 1403, 1406, 1407, 1410, 1419, 1420, 1432, 1437, 1439, 1455 - 1458.
PB (9) 1440, 1467, 1474 - 1480

Volvo B10BEdit

National Express West Midlands current operates 70 of these buses, 5 with Alexander Strider bodywork. The rest have Wright Endurance bodywork. At least three of these buses have been withdrawn due to crash and fire damage. The seating capacity of the buses with Alexander Strider bodywork is 51. The same applies to the first two buses with Wright Endurance bodywork, which were demonstrators. The other buses with Wright Endurance bodywork seat 48. None of these buses carry route branding.

1317 - 1326 are the buses with Alexander Strider Bodywork.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
1317 M317 LJW
1319 M319 LJW
1322 M322 LJW
1324 M324 LJW
1326 M326 LJW
1327 M845 OKV
1328 N986 TWK
1329 - 1332 N329 WOH - N332 WOH
1333 N133 WOH
1334 - 1378 N334 WOH - N378 WOH
1379 - 1393 N379 BOV - N393 BOV

AllocationsEdit

WN = Wolverhampton, PE = Pensnett, PB = Perry Barr, YW = Yardley Wood

Garage Fleet Numbers
WN (35) 1317, 1319, 1322, 1324, 1326 - 1343, 1358, 1359, 1379 - 1383, 1387, 1389 - 1393.
PB (18) 1344 - 1356, 1378, 1384 - 1386, 1388
PE (17) 1357, 1360 - 1368, 1369, 1370, 1372, 1373, 1375 - 1377

Enviro400Edit

National Express West Midlands' most recent additions are Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses. Some of these buses are branded for showcase route 997 (Walsall - Birmingham) and route 50 (Birmingham - Druids Heath). Each bus seats 76 - 78 passengers.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4698 BX55 XOA
4718 BU07 LGO
4719 - 4723 BU07 LGV - BU07 LGZ
4724 - 4727 BU07 LHA - BU07 LHD
4728 - 4731 BV57 XHR - BV57 XHU
4732 - 4735 BV57 XHW - BV57 XHZ
4736 - 4743 BV57 XJA - BV57 XJH
4744 - 4750 BV57 XJJ - BV57 XJP
4751 - 4752 BV57 XJT - BV57 XJU
4753 - 4756 BV57 XJW - BV57 XJZ
4757 - 4764 BV57 XKA - BV57 XKH
4765 - 4771 BV57 XKJ - BV57 XKP
4772 - 4774 BV57 XKS - BV57 XKU
4775 - 4776 BV57 XKW - BV57 XKX

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
PB (26) 4698, 4718 - 4737, 4763 - 4767
YW (25) 4738 - 4762
WA (9) 4768 - 4776

Scania OmniLinkEdit

National Express West Midlands Scania OmniLinks are also new additions. Each bus seats 43 passengers and some are branded for routes 16, 94 & 97.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
1788 - 1794 BV57 XFB - BV57 XFH
1795 - 1801 BV57 XFJ - BV57 XFP
1802 - 1805 BV57 XFR - BV57 XFU
1806 - 1809 BV57 XFW - BV57 XFZ
1810 - 1817 BV57 XGA - BV57 XGH
1818 - 1824 BV57 XGJ - BV57 XGP
1825 - 1828 BV57 XGR - BV57 XGU
1829 - 1832 BV57 XGW - BV57 XGZ
1833 - 1840 BV57 XHA - BV57 XHH
1841 - 1847 BV57 XHJ - BV57 XHP

AllocationsEdit

LH = Lea Hall, PB = Perry Barr

Garage Fleet Numbers
LH (33) 1788 - 1820
PB (27) 1821 - 1847

Optare ExcelEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 49 of these buses, some of which have been transferred from National Express London. There are two lengths - one with a seating capacity of 34 and the other of 38. 402-406 and 408-410 are currently with National Express Dundee. Some of these buses have branding for the Wolverhampton City Centre shuttle bus Route 500.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
401 - 422 R401 HWU - R422 HWU
684 - 711 S684 YOL - S711 YOL
712 - 718 T712 NOE - T718 NOE

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
WN (49) 401, 407, 411 - 422, 684 - 718

Optare SoloEdit

National Express West Midlands currently operates 46 of these buses, some of which were recently transferred from London. Some have seating capacities of 27, whilst others have 28 or 29. 3 Solos are currently with National Express Dundee. Recently, several Solos have been withdrawn for refurbishment.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
276 - 288 S276 AOX - S288 AOX
289 - 299 T289 UOX - T299 UOX
301 - 305 T301 UOX - T305 UOX
307 - 320 T307 UOX - T320 UOX
321 - 322 YT51 EBC - YT51 EBD
3232 S232 EWU
3234 S234 EWU
3236 - 3240 S236 EWU - S240 EWU

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
PB (21) 283, 284, 285, 288, 289, 290, 297, 298, 302, 303, 305, 308, 309, 310, 317, 319, 320, 3232, 3234, 3238, 3239,
WN (9) 277, 291 - 296, 299, 3237
AG (7) 280, 312 - 316
CV (7) 281, 311, 318, 321, 322, 3236, 3240

Volvo B7RLEEdit

National Express West Midlands currently operates 38 of these buses, with Wright Eclipse Urban bodywork. They are used at the  Walsall garage on the route 311/313 to Dudley/Stourbridge from Walsall. Each bus seats 42 and carries branding for the above routes. But now can be on any route.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
1750 - 1754 BX56 XBS - BX56 XBW
1755 - 1756 BX56 XBY - BX56 XBZ
1757 - 1764 BX56 XCA - BX56 XCH
1765 - 1771 BX56 BCJ - BX56 BCP
1772 - 1777 BX56 BCR - BX56 BCW
1778 - 1779 BX56 BCY - BX56 BCZ
1780 - 1784 BX56 BDA - BX56 BDE
1785 - 1786 BX56 BDH - BX56 BDG
1787

BX56 XDJ

1908
BG59 FYF

AllocationsEdit

WA = walsall

Garage Fleet Numbers
WA (38) 1750 - 1787
YW 1896-1930

Optare SpectraEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 21 of these buses, having at one point operated 22 (one was withdrawn due to fire damage). These double decks were some of the first with low floors to enter service in the whole of the United Kingdom. Each bus seats 73 and none of the buses are branded.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4001 R1 NEG
4002 R2 NEG
4003 - 4012 S403 NVP - S412 NVP
4013 S413 UON
4015 - 4022 S415 UON - S422 UON

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
BC (21) 4001 - 4013, 4015 - 4022.

Dennis DartEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 14 of these buses, which were sent up in 2003 from National Express London. The buses are 8.8m in length. Each bus seats 28 people, and none are branded.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
3601 - 3609 W601 MWJ - W609 MWJ
3610 C8 NEX
3611 - 3614 W611 MWJ - W614 MWJ

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
WB (14) 3601 - 3614.

Scania CN94 Omnicity ArticEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 11 of these bendy buses from its Perry Barr. Each bus carries 58 passengers and branding for route 67 (Birmingham - Castle Vale)

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
6022 S1 TWM
6023 - 6025 BX54 DND - BX54 DNF
6026 BX54 DNJ
6027 - 6028 BX54 DNN - BX54 DNO
6029 BX54 DNV
6030 BX54 DNY
6031 BX54 DOA
6032 BX54 DOH

AllocationsEdit

PB = Perry Barr

Garage Fleet Numbers
PB (11) 6022 - 6032

Mercedes O405GN ArticEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 10 of these bendy buses from its Coventry Garage, having at one point operated 11 (6010 was scrapped due to fire damage caused by electrical fault). Each have a seating capacity of 59 passengers and have branding for the Primelines. All except for 6004 and 6005 also carry branding for route 21 (Wood End - Willenhall).

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
6001 S314 JFP
6002 - 6009 T602 MOA - T609 MOA
6011 T611 MOA

AllocationsEdit

CV = Coventry

Garage Fleet Numbers
CV (10) 6001 - 6009, 6011

Mercedes O530G ArticEdit

National Express West Midlands operates 10 of these bendy buses from its Coventry Garage. Each have a seating capacity of 56 passengers and all except 6021 have branding for Primelines route 27.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
6012 BJ03 ESN
6013 - 6014 BJ03 ESU - BJ03 ESV
6015 BJ03 ESY
6016 BJ03 ETA
6017 - 6019 BJ03 ETD - BJ03 ETF
6020 - 6021 BJ03 ETK - BJ03 ETL

AllocationsEdit

CV = Coventry

Garage Fleet Numbers
CV (10) 6012 - 6021

Scania OmniCity Edit

National Express West Midlands have recently received 6 of these double deckers. 4780 has been re-registered to an '08' plate, having previously been a '57' plate. No buses carry branding. Each bus has a seating capacity of 76, except 4697 which only seats 72.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
4697 YN55 PXB
4777 - 4778 BV57 XKY - BV57 XKZ
4779 BV57 XLA
4780 BU08 EHZ
4781 BU 08 DYB

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
PB (6) 4697, 4777 - 4781

Leyland LynxEdit

National Express West Midlands operates just three of these buses, having at one point operated over 200. Several other Leyland Lynx are in the training fleet. Each bus seats 49. None of the three buses are branded for any route, but can often be seen on services 333 Walsall - Wolverhampton, 329 Walsall/Bloxwich Circular, 350 Walsall - Walsall Manor Hospital, 405 Walsall - West Bromwich & 351 Walsall - Cannock.

It is understood that within the next few months, the three remaining Lynxes will be withdrawn from service.

Fleet Numbers & RegistrationsEdit

Fleetnumbers Registrations
1216 G216 EOG
1236 G236 EOG
1312 G312 EOG

AllocationsEdit

Garage Fleet Numbers
WA (3) 1216, 1236, 1312

Driver Training FleetEdit

This part of the fleet has no set home, and are used to train new drivers. The fleet is made up of Volvo B10Ls (4), Leyland Lynx (13), MCW Metrobuses (3), Scania N113CRBs (2), a Mercedes 814D minibus (1) and an Optare MetroRider minibus (1). There is also a Plaxton B10M Coach, on loan from Travel Dundee as well as two Ford Transit minibuses to test applicants driving ability before they learn to drive a bus. There are no longer any Metroriders or Mercedes 814Ds in the passenger fleet. The Scania N94s came from National Express Dundee. There are still over 80 B10Ls and over 175 Metrobuses still in normal passenger use, but only 3 Leyland Lynx remain in normal passenger use. The Ford Transits were purchased solely for use in the Driver Training Fleet and are unsuited for normal passenger use.

InformationEdit

For easy recognition, all buses in the training fleet have a fleet number beginning with 9***. However, the more recent additions have not yet had their numbers changed.

A Further 4 MCW Metrobus and 1 Leyland Lynx are due back in the training fleet after transfering back from Travel London

Fleetnumber Registration Vehicle Type
241 R241 XDA Mercedes 814D
7252^ CTS 917 Plaxton B10M
9069 F69 DDA Leyland Lynx
9071 F71 DDA Leyland Lynx
9074 F74 DDA Leyland Lynx
9090 G90 EOG Leyland Lynx
9096 G96 EOG Leyland Lynx
9107 G107 EOG Leyland Lynx
9165 G165 EOG Leyland Lynx
9171 N153 BOF Metrorider
9249 G249 EOG Leyland Lynx
9260 G260 EOG Leyland Lynx
9264 G264 EOG Leyland Lynx
9266 G266 EOG Leyland Lynx
9302 G302 EOG Leyland Lynx
9311 G311 EOG Leyland Lynx
9410 K410 MSL Scania N113
9411 K411 MSL Scania N113
9501 P501 KOX Volvo B10L
9505 P505 KOX Volvo B10L
9508 P508 KOX Volvo B10L
9509 P509 KOX Volvo B10L
9697 T697 FJW Ford Transit
9929 D929 NDA Metrobus
9958 D958 NDA Metrobus
9959 D959 NDA Metrobus
BT57 ENJ Ford Transit

^ This bus is on loan to the company from National Express Dundee

GaragesEdit

National Express West MidlandsEdit

Acocks GreenEdit

Address: Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 7TZ.

  • Code = AG
  • Acocks Green operates Europe's biggest bus route, the Outer Circle.
  • The garage operates 158 buses on 23 public bus routes, plus school services.
  • The garage operates 7 different types of bus.

Birmingham CentralEdit

Address: Liverpool Street, Bordesley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4DS

  • Code = BC
  • Birmingham Central is the only garage which operates just double decks
  • All of the 200 vehicles the garage operates are low floor easy access.
  • BC operates 24 bus routes, using 4 different types of bus.

Bordesley GreenEdit

Address: Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4BZ

  • Code = BY
  • The garage is the only one the company owns which operates just 1 type of bus (Mercedes 0405N)
  • The garage only operates low floor easy access single deck buses.
  • The garage is also the smallest, operating only 39 buses on 6 routes - but all these routes are also operated by Lea Hall garage as well.

Lea HallEdit

Address: Crossfields Road, Lea Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 8HP

  • Code = LH
  • The garage operates 137 buses.
  • It operates four different types of buses on 27 different routes, plus school services.

PensnettEdit

Address: 2nd Avenue, Pensnett Trading Estate, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7NA

  • Code = PE (Prev MH)
  • The garage previously operated as Travel Merry Hill.
  • The garage operates 106 buses, the newest being Mercedes 0405N 1704, being nearly 9 years old.
  • Including spurs, Pensnett Depot operates 26 bus routes.
  • The garage operates 3 different types of bus, all of which are single decks.

Perry BarrEdit

Address: Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 2SY

  • Code = PB
  • The garage operates 190 buses on 41 different bus routes, plus school services.
  • The garage operates 10 different types of bus.

WalsallEdit

Address: Carl Street, Birchills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 7BE

  • Code = WA
  • The garage operates 185 buses on 57 bus routes, plus school services.
  • WA operates 7 different types of bus.

West BromwichEdit

Address: Oak Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8PP

  • Code = WB
  • The garage operates 167 buses, on 32 bus routes, plus school services.
  • WB operates 7 different types of bus.

WolverhamptonEdit

Address: Park Lane, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 9QG

  • Code = WN
  • The garage operates 231 buses, making it the biggest garage.
  • WN operates 5 different types of bus on 46 bus routes, plus school services.

Yardley WoodEdit

Address: Yardley Wood Road, Yardley Wood, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 4BN

  • Code = YW
  • YW operates 147 buses on 14 bus services. It operates 5 different types of bus.

National Express CoventryEdit

Address: 2 Ford Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5AD

  • Code = CV (Previously WT)
  • CV trades as National Express Coventry
  • The garage operates 162 buses on 39 different bus routes.
  • CV operates 9 different types of bus.

NXWM StorageEdit

Miller StreetEdit

Address:

  • Code = XS
  • Miller Street garage operates no routes.
  • It is used for maintenance of buses as well as for storage of vehicles not currently in use and of withdrawn vehicles, before they are sold on or scrapped.


ReferencesEdit

All Information on this page is from

  1. West Midlands Buses. west-midlands-buses.fpic.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.

www.travelwm.co.uk

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