Stagecoach West

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Stagecoach West
StagecoachLogo.svg
Stagecoach Swindon 22626.JPG
Parent Stagecoach
Founded 1983
Headquarters Gloucester
Service area Gloucestershire
South Herefordshire
Wiltshire
Service type Bus services
Depots 5 (April 2013)
Fleet 233 (August 2013)
Website www.stagecoachbus.com/Gloucester

Stagecoach West[1] is a bus operator providing services in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and South Herefordshire. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach.

History[edit]

Stagecoach Gold liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 in September 2009

In 1983, Bristol Omnibus Company's Gloucestershire based operations were transferred to the Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company.[2] In 1985 the National Bus Company's Swindon and District operation was transferred to Cheltenham & Gloucester. In 1986, all the assets were transferred to a new legal entity, Western Travel.[1]

In 1986, Western Travel was privatised in a management buyout and in December 1987 purchased Midland Red South.[3] In 1993, Western Travel purchased City Circle of Gloucester before being sold to Stagecoach in November 1993.[4][5]

In 1988, National Welsh Omnibus Services was privatised in a management buyout. After being placed in receivership in January 1992, the eastern division was purchased by Stagecoach South Wales. After the Western Travel purchase, the Wye & Dean operations were transferred to Stagecoach West.

In more recent years the operation was split into different divisions:

  • Stagecoach in Cheltenham
  • Stagecoach in the Cotswolds
  • Stagecoach in Gloucester
  • Stagecoach in Swindon
  • Stagecoach in Wye & Dean

More recently all have been combined as Stagecoach West.

Depots[edit]

Stagecoach West operate five depots:[6]

Routes[edit]

Stagecoach West mainly operates services across Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire and Wiltshire, although some services serve a wide range of areas, these include places as far as Hereford, Monmouth and Oxford.


The Gloucester routes 1, 2/2a, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12/12A

Routes 10 Cheltenham to Lower Tuffley, 66 between Swindon and Oxford, and 94 Cheltenham to Gloucester are operated as Stagecoach Gold services.

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2013 the fleet consists of 233 buses and coaches.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 2041677 Stagecoach West Limited formerly Western Travel Limited
  2. ^ Companies House extract company no 1713578 Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company Limited
  3. ^ Companies House extract company no 1556310 Midland Red (South) Limited
  4. ^ Stagecoach acquires Western The Independent 27 November 1993
  5. ^ Midland Red Depots MidlandRed.net
  6. ^ Annual Report May 2012 - April 2013 Stagecoach West
  7. ^ Stagecoach West Fleet Allocation Period 4 - 2013/14 Stagecoach 18 August 2013

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