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Wednesday 21 June, 2006

National Express


National Express Group PLC
21 June 2006

21 June 2006

                    National Express Group PLC ('the Group')

                  Sale of Trainline to Exponent Private Equity

Exponent Private Equity today announced that it has acquired Trainline in which
National Express Group ('the Group') is a 14% shareholder for £163 million in

National Express became a shareholder in Trainline when it merged its online
operation, Qjump, with Trainline in 2004. Completion is expected in the first
week of July. It is anticipated that the profit on disposal of the Group's
investment will be in the region of £9 million.

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For further information, please contact:

Nicola Marsden/Georgina Parkes
National Express Group PLC                           020 7529 2000

Andrew Dowler/Ben Foster
Financial Dynamics                                   020 7831 3113

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