South West Coaches
|Service type||Bus & coach services|
Isle of Portland
|Fleet||100 (March 2014)|
South West Coaches have little competition in their operating area although another independent operator Nippy Bus registered route N10 in competition with South West Coaches' route 81 and First Hampshire & Dorset compete on the Portland routes. In most villages South West Coaches are the sole bus operator and therefore many communities are heavily reliant on their services. The geographical area covered stretches from Minehead and Taunton in the west to Salisbury in the east and from Isle of Portland and Bournemouth in the south to Warminster and Frome in the north.
It operates local town services in Yeovil under contract to Somerset County Council, ex Sureline routes in Dorchester, Weymouth and on the Isle of Portland. A large proportion of its work is coach trips as well as private hire and school contracts.
As at May 2017 the fleet consisted of 51 buses and minibuses and 45 coaches.
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