D&G Bus

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D&G Bus
Bus in Bilston bus station - geograph.org.uk - 3015137.jpg
Midland Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart in Bilston in October 2011
Parent David Reeves (74%)
Julian Peddle (26%)
Founded April 1998
Headquarters Adderley Green
Service area Cheshire
Staffordshire
Shropshire
Derbyshire
Greater Manchester
Depots 2
Fleet 104 (November 2016)
Website www.dgbus.co.uk

D&G Bus[1] is a bus operator based in Adderley Green in 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 5 year contracts for eight Cheshire East routes which were operated by GHA Coaches prior to their collapse including the 88 Altrincham to Knutsford via Wilmslow service.[15]

Fleet[edit]

As at November 2016, the fleet consisted of 104 buses: 93 standard buses and 11 minibuses for 'D&G Little Bus' services.[16] Fleet livery was originally cream and blue, it has since been replaced by a red with yellow signwriting scheme.

Routes[edit]

It operates mainly in North Staffs [17] and South Cheshire.[18]

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