National Express launches ‘Youth Promise’ at LTM

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Seen at the launch are Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express Coach with Ellie Emberson, Tamanna Miah and Ceirney Eddie, who all sit on the British Youth Council, and Marc Kidson Chairman of the British Youth Council
Seen at the launch are Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express Coach with Ellie Emberson, Tamanna Miah and Ceirney Eddie, who all sit on the British Youth Council, and Marc Kidson Chairman of the British Youth Council

National Express unveiled a package of commitments for young people during an event at London’s Transport Museum on Wednesday (July 9)

Developed in partnership with The British Youth Council (BYC), The National Express Youth Promise has been shaped by members of The Youth Parliament to the benefit of their peers.

It is built around five core pledges made by the national coach operator, which include ‘Supporting young people into work and education’ and ‘An on-going commitment to deliver value travel.’

BYC Chairman Marc Kidson said: “National Express is an institution and travelling on its coaches has long been seen as a rite of passage for students across the UK.

“Time and time again we hear that transport is one of the areas which matters the most to young people, so it is absolutely fantastic to see this company take its commitment to young people even further with its ground-breaking Youth Promise, which we believe is industry leading.

“To date, National Express remains the only transport company to have followed up on the Youth Select Committee’s report on transport and we hope the Youth Promise inspires other companies to create similar schemes.”

I: More details about the Youth Promise will be included in a forthcoming issue as part of a ‘Face to Face’ interview with Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach.