Midland Classic

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Midland Classic
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A Midland Classic ADL Enviro200 in 2015
ParentJames Boddice (69%)
Julian Peddle (13%)
Dave Reeves (13%)
John Mitcheson (5%)
HeadquartersBus Garage, Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent
Service areaEast Staffordshire
South Derbyshire
North West Leicestershire
Service typeBus services
Fleet57 [1]
Chief executiveJames Boddice
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Midland Classic is a bus company from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. They are Burton upon Trent's main bus operator, providing bus services around the Staffordshire town and beyond to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Melbourne, East Midlands Airport, and other surrounding towns and villages.


Midland Classic was founded in 2005 by James Boddice with a pair of London Central AEC Routemasters operating charter services. It later diversified into operating route services. In April 2016, Midland Classic entered talks with Arriva Midlands to purchase the latter's Burton upon Trent garage.[2][3] The deal took effect on 27 August 2016 with 30 buses and 80 staff transferring.[4] All routes later transferred to Wetmore Road garage, with Stanton Road closing.


  1. ^ "Midland Classic Ltd". Derby Bus Depot. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  2. ^ Arriva in talks to sell Burton bus services to Midland Classic Burton Mail 26 April 2016
  3. ^ Arriva plans sale of Burton operation to Midland Classic Route One 27 April 2016
  4. ^ "Arriva transfers Burton operation to Midland Classic" Coach & Bus Week issue 1255 30 August 2016 page 6

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