The Green Bus

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The Green Bus
The Green Bus Logo.jpg
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 November 2008
Parent Ian Mack
Founded 2005
Headquarters Birmingham
Service area Berkshire
West Midlands
Service type Bus services
Fleet 25 (January 2016)

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


Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2 on route 50 in Birmingham in February 2013

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 won the "Innovation of the Year" prize at the 2010 Route One Operator Excellence Awards in recognition of its iPhone application which allows users to track the real time location of their bus.[4]


The Green Bus operated routes 50 and 50A from Birmingham to Maypole and Redditch until December 2014.[5] It operates services to Birmingham and West Bromwich Albion football clubs during home matches.[6]

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

As of the 2015-16 academic year, The Green Bus operates 21 school services to 9 schools in the West Midlands, with one return journey on each route per day.[7]


As of January 2016, the fleet consisted of 25 buses.[8]


  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. ^ "Birmingham based Green Bus Company wins innovation award". Birmingham Mail. 22 March 2011.
  5. ^ Local Bus Services The Green Bus
  6. ^ Football Bus Services The Green Bus
  7. ^ "Bus services". The Green Bus. The Green Bus. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  8. ^ Fleet Information The Green Bus

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