Chambers (bus company)

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Chambers
ChambersBus.svg
Chambers bus at Sudbury.jpg
Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart in
Sudbury in May 2007
Parent Go-Ahead Group
Founded 1877
Headquarters Sudbury
Service area Essex
Suffolk
Service type Bus & coach services
Alliance Hedingham Omnibuses
Routes 7 (October 2013)
Fleet 27 (June 2012)
Chief executive George Mutch
Website www.chambersbus.co.uk/

Chambers[1] is bus and coach operator based in Bures in Suffolk, England. It is a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group.

History[edit]

3 Guy Arabs and a Bedford OB in July 1970
Marshall bodied Mercedes-Benz 811D in Bury St Edmunds in November 2008

In 1877 H Chambers commenced a horse-drawn bus business in Bures. In 1918 the first bus was purchased to operate a twice weekly service between Sudbury and Colchester. By the late 1930s routes were operated to Halstead and Haverhill. It also diversified into the haulage business, Chambers exited from this business in the 1960s.[2]

In June 2012 Chambers was sold to the Go-Ahead Group with 27 buses.[3] The depot was not included in the sale with operations moving to fellow Go-Ahead company Hedingham Omnibuses in Sudbury although it still trades under the Chambers name.

Services[edit]

As at October 2010, Chambers operate seven services. Both urban and rural areas are served, many of the company's routes running into Sudbury, and serving the bus station near Sudbury railway station. It also operates coach charter services.

Fleet[edit]

As at June 2012 the fleet consisted of 27 buses and coaches.[3] Since the Go-Ahead purchase a new red and maroon fleet livery has been introduced.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 327497 HC Chambers & Sons Limited
  2. ^ HC Chambers & Son Ltd Bures Online
  3. ^ a b Go-Ahead Group Acquires HC Chambers & Son Limited Go-Ahead Group 6 June 2012

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