Bus

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We work in partnership with bus operators, local authorities and other organisations to improve the quality of bus services in the West Midlands, mainly through its Transforming Bus Travel strategy.

Buses provide 84% of public transport journeys in the West Midlands and account for nearly one million journeys a day. There are a number of operators, the largest being National Express West Midlands, which accounts for 77% of all journeys made. The Rotala and Arriva groups have also many services in the region through acquisition of smaller bus companies.

9.5% of bus kilometres are subsidised by Centro, and we fund a bus park and ride in Coventry.

We also run the English National Concessionary Scheme for the region’s over-60s and disabled, and half price travel for under 16's.

For information on applying for and renewing a concessionary pass, visit the Network West Midlands website