The Green Bus

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The Green Bus school bus 381 Volvo Olympian Northern Counties Palatine II R381 LGH in Birmingham 2 November 2008.jpg
Northern Counties Palatine 2 bodied Volvo Olympian in Birmingham in November 2008
Parent Ian Mack
Founded 2005
Headquarters Birmingham
Service area Berkshire
West Midlands
Service type Bus services
Fleet 25 (July 2015)
Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2 on route 50 in Birmingham in February 2013

The Green Bus[1] is a bus company based in Birmingham operating services in Berkshire, Merseyside, Surrey, the West Midlands and Worcestershire.


The origins of Green Bus can be traced to 2001 when King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham commenced operating a bus service to transport its students. In September 2005, it became a separate company.[2] It soon began operating services serving other schools within the Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI. By 2013 it was operating 55 school bus services in Berkshire, Merseyside, Surrey, the West Midlands and Worcestershire.[3]

In August 2010 it began operating services during Aston Villa and Birmingham football clubs home matches. In September 2011 The Green Bus commenced operating commercial passenger services.


The Green Bus operated routes 50 and 50A from Birmingham to Maypole and Redditch until December 2014.[4] It operates services to Birmingham and West Bromwich Albion football clubs during home matches.[5]

The Green Bus commenced operation of route 22 on 3 March 2014, which serves Birmingham Town Hall, Harborne, Bartley Green, Halesowen, Colley Gate and Merry Hill, which ended in the summer of the same year.


As of July 2015, the fleet consists of 25 buses: 13 Dennis Tridents, 6 Optare Spectras and 6 Volvo Olympians. The reserve (withdrawn) fleet consists of 8 Dennis Tridents and an MCW Metrobus. [6]


  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 5456298 The Green Transport Company Limited
  2. ^ Company History The Green Bus
  3. ^ Schools & Services The Green Bus
  4. ^ Local Bus Services The Green Bus
  5. ^ Football Bus Services The Green Bus
  6. ^ Fleet Information The Green Bus

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