D&G Bus

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D&G Bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 operated by D&G Bus.jpg
ParentCentrebus Group
FoundedApril 1998
HeadquartersAdderley Green
Service areaCheshire
Staffordshire
Shropshire
Derbyshire
Greater Manchester
Wrexham
Depots2
Fleet91 (December 2019)
Chief executiveJulian Peddle
Websitewww.dgbus.co.uk

D&G Bus[1] is a local bus operator owned by Centrebus and based in Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

History[edit]

D&G Bus was formed by David Reeves and Gerald Henderson in April 1998 initially operating four buses on two routes under contract to Stoke-on-Trent City Council. It expanded with both route and school services in Cheshire and Staffordshire with 16 buses by the end of 1998. In April 2005 D&G Bus purchased Wednesfield based Midland.[2][3] In 2006 following Gerald Henderson's sudden death Julian Peddle purchased Henderson's shareholding in the business.[4]

In August 2011 the Staffordshire business was sold to Wardle Transport with 46 routes, 30 buses and the Adderley Green depot.[5][6] In September 2011 D&G Bus and Julian Peddle purchased South Lancs Travel in Atherton, Greater Manchester.[7] In August 2012 the Midland business was sold to Arriva Midlands with 61 buses.[3] In December 2014, the route operations of BakerBus were purchased with nine buses.[4][8][9]

In March 2015, D&G sold South Lancs Travel to Rotala[10] and in May 2015 purchased Wardle Transport back from Arriva Midlands with 19 buses.[11][12][13] In April 2016, D&G took over six routes from Routemaster Buses.[14] In September 2016 D&G Bus took over the rest of the routes which Routemaster Buses had operated. In October 2016 D&G were awarded new five-year contracts for eight Cheshire East routes which were operated by GHA Coaches prior to its collapse including the 88 Altrincham to Knutsford via Wilmslow service.[15]

In December 2019, Julian Peddle's Centrebus Group purchased David Reeves shareholding in D&G bus, at present it will continue to operate as a separate unit from Centrebus.[16]

In November 2020, it was announced that D&G had bought the Cannock operations and garage of Arriva Midlands with services operated under the Chaserider brand from January 2021.

Fleet[edit]

As at December 2019, the fleet consisted of 91 buses.[17] Fleet livery was originally cream and blue, it has since been replaced by a red with yellow signwriting scheme.

Routes[edit]

D&G Bus operates mainly in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 6918592 D&G Bus Limited
  2. ^ Companies House extract company no 2568750 Liyell Limited
  3. ^ a b Arriva Midlands to expand operations in the West Midlands Arriva 10 August 2012
  4. ^ a b D&G Bus Bus & Coach Buyer 29 January 2015
  5. ^ Arriva Midlands acquires D&G Archived 1 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine Bus & Coach Professional 10 June 2011
  6. ^ D&G Buses bought by Arriva - owners blame subsidy cuts for sale The Sentinel 11 June 2011
  7. ^ D&G buys South Lancs Archived 5 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine Bus & Coach Professional 10 October 2011
  8. ^ D&G buys BakerBus Archived 2 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine Route One 2 January 2015
  9. ^ "25 jobs saved after BakerBus is bought by Crewe based D&G Bus". The Sentinel. 6 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Acquisition in Greater Manchester". Rotala. 2 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  11. ^ "D&G Bus". www.dgbus.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  12. ^ "D&G buys Wardle Transport". Bus & Coach Buyer. 18 March 2015.
  13. ^ "D&G Bus". Buses (723): 84. June 2015.
  14. ^ D&G Bus take over some services from Routemaster Buses D&G Bus
  15. ^ "Services - 374810-2016 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily". ted.europa.eu. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  16. ^ D&G Bus taken over by Centrebus Group[dead link] Route One 18 December 2019
  17. ^ Fleet List D&G Bus
  18. ^ North Staffs Route List Archived 4 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved Jan 2017
  19. ^ Cheshire Route List Archived 6 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved Jan 2017

External links[edit]

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