Strawberry (bus operator)

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Strawberry Buses logo.png
Strawberry Bus Dart MPD EK51 XXF.jpg
Slogan "The berry nice bus company"
Founded 2009
Service area Greater Manchester, Merseyside
Service type Bus service
Destinations St Helens, Ormskirk
Website Strawberry Bus - Web Archive
South Lancs Travel website

Strawberry was a bus operator founded in 2009 and was initially based in St Helens, Merseyside.


The company attracted attention by offering free rides for passengers with red hair for a period.[1] [2] By March 2010 it operated two routes, with a third planned.[3] In February 2011 it was operating nine routes in addition to works and school services.[4] Three months later it acquired another route, linking St Helens to Ormskirk.[5]

In January 2012, Strawberry merged with South Lancs Travel and moved its operations to the larger operator's depot in Atherton. South Lancs Travel had itself been acquired by D&G Bus, which held shares in Strawberry, shortly before the merge. Strawberry's founder Oliver Howarth became joint operations director of the enlarged company.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Redheads ride for free on the berry good buses". St Helens Star. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Strawberry Bus Company offers free travel to redheads". Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sweet success for Strawberry buses". 2 March 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Timetables". Strawberry. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Strawberry grows its own bus services". St Helens Star. 27 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Strawberry buses spreads its patch". The Reporter (St Helens). 17 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Strawberry Bus - Web Archive