National Express Group to be renamed Mobico

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The new group logo. NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP

The ‘Big 5’ group is to change its name to ‘better represent its multi-modal operations and global reach’

National Express Group has announced that it will change its name to Mobico Group from early June 2023. The Group says that the Mobico name will better reflect its international nature and its diverse range of mobility services. The Group’s operating subsidiaries will retain their customer-facing brands, and National Express will still be used in connection with the Group’s UK national coach network and certain other businesses. All other major brand names used across the Group’s global operations, including Alsa, WeDriveU, Peterman and Durham School Services will also be retained.

The new corporate name will not involve any operational or structural changes to the Group or any of its subsidiaries, and the Group says it will be implemented in a cost effective way. National Express Group Chief Executive Ignacio Garat said: “Whilst National Express is a highly valued consumer brand, Mobico better represents our multi-modal operations, global reach and future ambitions. We remain focused on providing best-in-class services and delivering our Evolve strategy, with the intent of establishing Mobico Group as the world’s premier shared mobility operator.”