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#AYearOfBuses 251: Platinum Birmingham – Cannock

#AYearOfBuses 251: Platinum Birmingham – Cannock

We haven’t been to Birmingham for a while on #AYearOfBuses! Today, we’re taking a look at a recently-reintroduced link.

Platinum is National Express West Midlands’ answer to Stagecoach’s Gold, Arriva’s Sapphire and all the rest of the ‘higher spec than normal’ bus routes designed to tempt commuters from their cars.

Platinum X51 was recently introduced, reinstating a long-lost bus link between the town of Cannock and the city of Birmingham after a several year hiatus. It runs fast through Great Barr, Walsall and Bloxwich, with a fleet of Alexander Dennis Enviro400MMCs featuring free WiFi and USB power.

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Matt Harrison

Matt Harrison is a transport marketer, copywriter, detail-obsessed design critic and founder of Transport Designed. He's had almost ten years of experience working in marketing and has an unhealthy obsession with anything Helvetica.

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