A National Express group order for 300 vehicles is Scania's largest ever single order for buses and coaches here in the UK.

The vehicles, to be delivered in the next three years, are 180 Omni single- and double-deck buses and 120 coaches with bodywork supplied by Caetano Levante.

The vehicles will be used by National Express Group's UK-wide coach network and bus operations in the West Midlands and London areas.

"We are naturally delighted with this order, which firmly cements Scania's position as one of the UK's leading bus and coach suppliers today," said Geoff Bell, bus and coach sales director for Scania (Great Britain).

"National Express Group is a high-profile and long-established Scania operator and we now look forward to delivering these vehicles and supporting them throughout their in-service lives via our nationwide dealer network."