Regal Busways

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Regal Busways
Regal Busways logo.PNG
Regal Busways bus (WX08 DFN), 2009 Canvey Island bus rally.jpg
Wright Meridian bodied MAN 14.240
in October 2009
Slogan Your local independent bus company
Parent McGarry family
Founded 2001
Headquarters Cooksmill Green
Service area Essex
Service type Bus services
Routes 46(June 2016)down from previous high of 62
Alexander bodied Dennis Dart in May 2013 in the previous cream and maroon livery

Regal Busways[1] is an independent bus operator based in Cooksmill Green, Essex.


Regal Busways was incorporated in July 2001 and originally based in Newhaven, East Sussex. The company's main business was the undertaking of rail replacement work at weekends. In February 2002 a business review was undertaken and the business relocated to Essex.[2]

In April 2002 Regal Busways commenced operating services under contract to Essex County Council.[3]


As at October 2013 Regal Busways operated 62 routes.[4]


The fleet livery was cream and maroon. This was replaced in 2010 by a red livery.


Regal Busways operate depots in Braintree, Cooksmill Green and Rochford.


On 16 May 2013 an Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2 was in collision with the railway bridge at Duke Street, Chelmsford resulting in the entire upper deck roof being torn away. There were no injuries to the two passengers aboard although the driver was treated for shock at the scene.[5][6]

Later in 2014 an Alexander ALX 400 bodied Dennis Trident was in a collision with the railway bridge at Battlesbridge, ESSEX. Resulting in a large hole and several injury's to passengers.

In 2016 a Alexander Trident was in a collision with Chelmsford Bridge in the early hours of the morning while working on rail replacement. There were no injuries although the bus became wedged.

In 2016 an Optare Tempo in Essex Pullman livery was totally destroyed by fire on the Sadlers Farm roundabout fleet no PO2, causing rush hour chaos.


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