X-it innovation?

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Phil Tonks discusses the short-lived National Express West Midlands X7 service, and the risks of innovation

The withdrawal of a commercial bus service, with plenty of alternatives, shouldn’t really be a cause for much concern. But the removal of National Express West Midlands’ X7 brings with it a touch of mild despair, and a question mark about just what the bus industry in general can do to make services better, when all around them traffic congestion continues to asphyxiate the whole operation.

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The X7 on its final day of operation. PHIL TONKS
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