Birmingham Bus Bash 2019

The Birmingham Bus Bash returns on Sunday 8th September between 10am – 3pm, at Moseley Rugby Club, Billesley Common. There’s lots for you to enjoy on the day, including;  – Free entry – Free shuttle service  – Vintage and present vehicles on display – Vintage bus rides on the day – Bus memorabilia stores – … Read more

Pensnett Garage Open Day – Saturday 27th July

National Express West Midlands will be holding an Open Day at their Pensnett garage in Dudley on Saturday 27th July. We will be raising money for Children with Cancer with all donations going to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer unit. There’s lots for you to enjoy on the day, including; -Vintage and present vehicles on display-Bus … Read more

West Midlands Bus Alliance Board – Public Meeting 22nd May

Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 organised by the West Midlands Bus Alliance board with an opportunity to question the people in charge of West Midlands bus services. The West Midlands Bus Alliance was set up in 2015 to increase passenger satisfaction and drive … Read more

West Midlands Historic Society – Cobham Spring Gathering

Editor’s note: the below was originally posted on the WM Buses in Photos forum, and is reproduced with the author’s permission.

The West Midlands Historic Society is a small group of NXWM employees, who with the permission of the NXWM board are helping preserve some of the history of the company. It is us that has got the heritage fleet and heritage liveries authorised.

As all we have done so far is cost National Express money we are now looking to start paying some of that back!

If you are interested in travelling to Cobham Spring Gathering on Sunday 7th April we are taking Metrobus 2957 and a platinum (either 6943 or 6944), the Metrobus will be taking fare paying passengers.

The cost of TRAVEL ONLY to and from the event is £10 payable upon entry to the bus. We require you to email us to confirm your interest, as we only have limited space. Entry to the event is £12.50 if booked in advance or more if paid on the day, see

Pick ups will be at Wolverhampton Garage (Staff Only) & Stafford St, Dudley Outside Dudley Zoo, Birmingham at the FRONT of New St Station and Maypole. Please do not ask for any stops along the route as this will be refused.

We will confirm the pick-up times shortly either via the email address you used to book the trip or on this page but will be probably be as early as 05:30 from Wolverhampton to 06:45 at the Maypole as we have to be on site at Cobham by 10:00

We are testing the water with this event…. If it is something that is of interest to you all, we will look to plan some more over the summer… WATCH THIS SPACE.

If anyone wishes to book can I ask that you email us at the following address….

specifying their preferred pick up point.

To stick within legalities spaces will need to be pre-booked via the above email and payment will be by cash on boarding the vehicle