Epsom Coaches

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Epsom Coaches
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Setra coach at Woking in May 2008
Parent RATP Group
Founded 1920
Headquarters Epsom
Service type Coach charters
Website www.epsomcoaches.com
Duple Vista bodied Bedford SB

Epsom Coaches[1] is a coach operator in the United Kingdom, based in the Surrey town of Epsom. It remained a family-owned company for over ninety years.

History[edit]

The coach business was established by H.R. Richmond in 1920[2] and operates a luxury fleet of mostly Setra coaches.

In 1986 Epsom Coaches made the move into the bus market.[2] In 2003, Epsom Coaches decided to rebrand its bus division as Quality Line and repainted its vehicles from their traditional cream and brown into allover red to comply with Transport for London requirements. On 19 April 2012 Epsom Coaches was purchased by the RATP Group.[3][4]

It also operates a staff shuttle service for Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, using a fleet of two dedicated minibuses, between Epsom Hospital, Sutton Hospital and St Helier Hospital. These have their own special livery.

Since March 2012 Epsom Coaches have operated a London Victoria Coach Station to Wolverhampton service on behalf of National Express.[5]

Media[edit]

In 2014, Epsom Coaches appeared in Scottish Rock Band Twin Atlantic's music video 'Hold On'.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 281992 HR Richmond Limited
  2. ^ a b King, Nicholas, London Bus Handbook Part 2: Independents (Capital Transport, 1990). ISBN 1-85414-127-9
  3. ^ RATP buys Epsom Coaches busandcoach.com 20 April 2012
  4. ^ 'Epsom Coaches Will Not Merge after French sale', says new MD Epsom Guardian 26 April 2012
  5. ^ New National Express contract Epsom Coaches 15 March 2012
  6. ^ "Atlantic Twins - Hold On video". YouTube. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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