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‘We shouldn’t mistake it as a product that takes a step and then stands still,’ Chris said of the new Levante III. Here the third-generation model is seen beside a second-gen from 2015. KRIS LAKE

National Express may have taken the top prize at this year’s UK Coach Awards, but – as UK Coach Managing Director Chris Hardy explains to Peter Jackson – this success won’t stop the company from raising its standards yet again

It’s been another successful year for National Express’ UK Coach division. As is typical for the nation’s largest scheduled coach operator, standards have continued to rise. Besides the introduction of the third-generation Caetano Levante, it has introduced new routes, new tech and new safety measures.

These efforts culminated in the company being awarded three top prizes at the 2018 UK Coach Awards: UK Coach Operator of the Year, Top Large Fleet Operator and the ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ award for its role in the development of the Levante III. […]

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