National Express West Midlands hosts a running day with a difference

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Following the launch of the new 10A bus service to Lichfield, passengers travelling with National Express West Midlands over the weekend had the opportunity to take a free ride on some heritage buses.

Pictured is a 3225 BCT Daimler and 2957 Blue and gold Timesaver Metrobus

On Saturday 1 September, National Express West Midlands transported passengers back in time on the 10 and 10A routes, by running a variety of classic vehicles including a 1954 Birmingham City Transport Daimler, a 1986 blue and gold Timesaver Metrobus, and a 1998 Optare Spectra – the first low-floor double decker in the country.

Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express West Midlands, said: “We’re really pleased that our new 10A service has been going well as we know local people want reliable, frequent bus travel to and from Lichfield and Walsall.

“With our long history in transport we wanted to celebrate both the old and the new.”

The National Express 2018 Birmingham Pride bus, Coventry heritage bus and the Walsall Corporation liveried Trident also made an appearance, along with some other surprise heritage visitor vehicles.

Money raised from voluntary passenger donations during the day will be passed on to the Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikers charity, which is one of the charities that National Express has partnered with this year.

Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikers is staffed entirely by volunteers that give up their time to provide a vital emergency out of hours blood and medical essentials delivery service to NHS facilities every single day, 24 hours a day.