Finglands Coachways

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Finglands Coachways
Finglands of Manchester bus YX08 FWG.jpg
Parent East Yorkshire Motor Services
Founded 1907
Headquarters Rusholme
Service area Greater Manchester
Service type Bus & coach services
Fleet 54 (April 2012)
Website www.finglands.co.uk

Finglands Coachways[1] was a bus and coach operator in Rusholme, Manchester.

History[edit]

Finglands Coachways was founded in 1907. In 1992, it was purchased by East Yorkshire Motor Services.[2]

On 1 August 2013, FirstGroup announced that subject to regulatory approval by the Office of Fair Trading, it had agreed to purchase the bus operation. The sale included the lease of Finglands's depot in Rusholme, routes and approximately 100 members of staff, but no buses.[3][4] The deal was approved in January 2014 with First Greater Manchester taking over on 9 February 2014.[5][6][7]

In October 2013 EYMS, coach charter business was sold to Bullocks Coaches.[8]

Services[edit]

Finglands operated services in Manchester's south including on Wilmslow Road bus corridor routes 41 and 42.

Fleet[edit]

As at April 2012, the fleet consisted of 54 buses and coaches.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 243051 East Yorkshire Coach Holidays Limited formerly Finglands Coachways Limited
  2. ^ About Finglands Finglands Coachways
  3. ^ FirstGroup plc Agree To Acquire Finglands Bus Operations In Manchester FirstGroup 1 August 2013
  4. ^ Jobs saved as famous bus firm gears up for takeover Manchester Evening News 2 August 2013
  5. ^ End of the road for Finglands as takeover deal reached Manchester Evening News 27 January 2014
  6. ^ First given OFT approval to acquire Finglands bus operations in Manchester FirstGroup 28 January 2014
  7. ^ First take over Finglands bus services Transport for Greater Manchester 7 February 2014
  8. ^ EYMS sell Finglands' coaches Archived 18 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Bus & Coach Professional 10 October 2013
  9. ^ Fleet List Finglands Coachways

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