Jim Stones Coaches
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|Service area||Greater Manchester|
|Service type||Bus services|
|Routes||22 (October 2013)|
|Hubs||Leigh bus station|
|Fleet||14 (October 2013)|
Jim Stones Coaches is a bus operator that operates a number of commercial and supported routes on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester in Leigh, Greater Manchester. The main hub is Leigh bus station.
Jim Stones Coaches was established in 1968 as a charter operator. Upon the bus deregulation in October 1986 the company started bus operations with two routes, 596 from Leigh to Landside and 599 from Leigh to Higher Folds. The company expanded operations by filling the bus network where the larger incumbent operator GM Buses retracted services, as well as winning school and tendered contract services from Transport for Greater Manchester.
As at October 2014 15 route and 7 school bus services were operated.
As at October 2014 the fleet consisted of 14 buses, of which 12 are Alexander Dennis Enviro200s. Fleet livery has been very similar since its inception being white upper body separated by light blue stripes from much darker blue lower panels.
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