Borders Buses

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Borders Buses
ParentWest Coast Motors
Founded1972
HeadquartersBerwick-upon-Tweed
Service areaScottish Borders
Northumberland
Mid Lothian
East Lothian
Edinburgh
Cumbria
Service typeBus services
Routes40 (August 2018)
Websitewww.bordersbuses.co.uk

Borders Buses[1] is a bus company based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England.

Borders Buses can trace its origins back to 1972, when a taxi service commenced operating in the small village of Burnmouth in the Scottish Borders under the Perryman's banner, before moving to new larger premises in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2002. In 2013 a second depot was opened in St Boswells following the winning of a number of routes previously operated by Munro's of Jedburgh.[2][3] In February 2016, the business was sold by Richard Perryman to West Coast Motors.[4][5]

In 2016, Perryman's took over several services from First Scotland East.[6][7] In July 2017, the business was rebranded as Borders Buses.[8][9]

As of August 2018, Borders Buses operated 40 services.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 6445349 Borders Buses Limited
  2. ^ Bus jons boost...but Munro's misses out Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 20 June 2013
  3. ^ Tender losses force Munro's closure Bus & Coach Professional 10 July 2013
  4. ^ Perryman's Buses taken over by West Coast Motors The Scotsman 26 February 2016
  5. ^ "West Coast Motors buys Perryman's of Berwick-upon-Tweed" Coach & Bus Week issue 1229 1 March 2016 page 6
  6. ^ Perryman's set to take over threatened Borders bus routes Border Telegraph 15 July 2016
  7. ^ New bus services for Hawick, Peebles and Selkirk ITV News 15 July 2016
  8. ^ "Borders Buses to formally merge with Perryman's" Coach & Bus Week issue 1299 11 July 2017 page 11
  9. ^ Two become one on the borders Bus & Coach Buyer 12 July 2017
  10. ^ Timetables Borders Buses