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Author Topic: 50% off replaced by 33% off at National Express, with card  (Read 4343 times)
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« on: November 01, 2011, 06:44:13 am »

The Government Subsidy which provided half price National Express Coach travel to senior citizens ended last night ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/07/disabled-people-travel-concessions
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d5c0aae4-d153-11e0-89c0-00144feab49a.html#axzz1cQwpQhiK

And after much gnashing of teeth - at least at Forums like TravelWatch SouthWest - National Express have just introduced a 1/3 off discount card at a fee of 10 pounds a year for the more mature and disabled person:
http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/offers/senior-coachcards.aspx
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 09:24:24 am »

National Express at Melksham this morning ...



... and it looks rather as if the 1/3 offer has been anticipated judging by how quickly it has appeared on the back:



Trowbridge and Melksham coach times - see here.  They are not included in the National Express 402 / 403 leaflet which misses out all the stops between Devizes and Frome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 11:15:12 am »

off topic but relating to the "well Driven" slogan on the back of grahame's picture, do national express use one of them expensive premium numbers?
Read a lot of companys are buying the ^1 a minute phone numbers, then getting their drivers to drive in a inconsiderate manner to get lots of calls, making them about 60p a minute profit on these calls!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 01:20:13 pm »

off topic but relating to the "well Driven" slogan on the back of grahame's picture, do national express use one of them expensive premium numbers?

I don't think so unless they have changed. It's hard-to-find unless you've actually got a coach to look at, but an old photo says 0800 22 55 33 which is free, and the format looks the same on the picture I took this morning.

Other numbers I found much more easily for National Express enquiries (and these do cost arm and leg):
0901 226 1762 - which is 1.53 per call
0871 81 81 78 - which is 10p / minute + network charges

0121 460 8400 is the main HQ (Headquarters) switchboard (ah, that's a number you're not paying them to talk to them on!) and I'm also seeing 0121 254 6333 quoted in a couple of places). National Express also quote 0121 455 0086 which is a textphone for the hard of hearing - would be nice if they provide an official enquiry number at the geographic price for everyone, wouldn't it?
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 04:07:10 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 04:13:23 pm »

surley if you see a coach or lorry being driven so badly that you feel compelled to pick the phone up... you should call the police on a none emergency number?
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011, 04:46:45 pm »

That 'Well Driven?' notice on the back of the coach is a bit small is it not? Much smaller than the number plate for instance.

At motorway speeds isn't a little dangerous to be attempting to make a note of that number whilst either behind (observing the '2 second rule') or overtaking?
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