West Midlands’ leading bus operator have launched a new app offering the UK’s first on-bus ‘infotainment’ system.
National Express West Midlands will now offer bus passengers films, TV, news and magazines online free of charge.
The smartphone app called the National Express VUER (View, Unwind, Enjoy, Relax) allows travellers to enjoy hours of free entertainment, as well as news and weather plus free wi-fi, on their phones or tablets.
Peter Coates, managing director of National Express West Midlands, said: “It’s very exciting to be the first operator to launch an on-bus infotainment system.
“It means our customers can now unwind, relax and get the most out of their journey.
“Passengers on three Platinum express services can now browse the internet, read up to £20 worth of magazines, enjoy films and television programmes for both adults and kids – all for the cost of a bus ticket.
“So bring your headphones, sit down on the comfortable Platinum seats with their extra leg room, and take in a movie.
“I’ve been watching Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but we’ve also got Shaun of the Dead and Despicable Me 2, as well as TV comedy and drama, cartoons, documentaries and magazines including Cosmopolitan, Time Out and Top Gear.”
The VUER service is available now on select routes including: the X1 between Birmingham and Coventry via the airport and the NEC; the X2 – Birmingham – Yardley – Sheldon – Solihull via Old Lode Lane and the X61 between Birmingham and Frankley via Northfield.
The system requires customers to download the app from the Apple or Android app store on their phone or tablet before they get on the bus.Subscribe to our Newsletter