Geldards Coaches

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Geldards Coaches
Geldards Coaches logo.png
Geldards bus (L9 YCL), 3 September 2006 (1).jpg
Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian
in September 2006
Parent Terry Geldard
Founded 1991
Defunct September 2015
Headquarters Farnley
Service area West Yorkshire
Service type Bus & coach services
Hubs Leeds
Bradford
Fleet 64 (June 2013)
Website www.geldardscoaches.co.uk (Ceased)

Geldards Coaches was a privately owned company bus company operating services around Leeds, West Yorkshire. It operated regular cross city urban services in Leeds on a commercial basis. A large proportion of its work was coach trips as well as private hire and school contracts.

History[edit]

Geldards Coaches was a family run business. It was founded in 1991 by Terry Geldard, who owned the company. Between 1991 and 2002 the company was run in conjunction with a longer established greengrocers. The first bus routes began operation in 1995 under the Bigfoot Buses name, but this operation was sold to Taylors Coaches in September 1998. Local bus service operation restarted in 2008.[1]

Owing to a fire at their depot in August 2015 Geldards Coaches went into administration in September 2015 and subsequently ceased trading.[2]

Fleet[edit]

As at June 2013 the fleet consisted of 64 buses and coaches.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lidstone, John G (February 2008). "Fleet in Focus: Geldards Coaches". Buses (635): 60. 
  2. ^ Ward, Eleanor (17 September 2015). "Yorkshire coach company enters administration". Business Sale Report. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Geldards Coaches Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiasts Society 11 June 2013

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