Transport group National Express has revealed a rise in third quarter revenues rose after growth in UK rail and bus sales.
Digbeth-based National Express (NEX) said in a trading statement it had been boosted by strong performances from its British rail and US school bus businesses.
Revenues at its UK rail division grew by six per cent in the three months to the end of September, with British bus sales rising two per cent.
Revenues at its North America school bus business rose 10 per cent, while its Spanish bus business continued to recover.
Chief executive Dean Finch said: “We have delivered good revenue growth and further improvements in efficiency and we have clear plans to continue to improve revenue and profitability in the future.”
The company, which recently took over US student bus firm Petermann Partners, said it had won contracts in the US to add 600 new buses and that volume in existing contracts had been stable.