Travel de Courcey

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Travel de Courcey
Travel De Courcey logo.png
Travel De Courcey bus 801 (CV10 COV), 2010 Cobham bus rally.jpg
Optare Olympus bodied Scania N230 in April 2010
ParentMike de Courcey
Founded1972
HeadquartersCoventry
Service areaCoventry
Warwickshire
Birmingham
Service typeBus & coach services
Depots1
Fleet125 (October 2013)
Websitewww.traveldecourcey.com

Travel de Courcey[1] is a bus and coach operator based near Coventry in the West Midlands region of England. It operates routes in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

History[edit]

MCV Evolution bodied MAN 14.220 in May 2007

Travel de Courcey was founded in 1972 by Mike de Courcey. It expanded into bus service operations after the Transport Act 1985 deregulated the UK bus industry.

In June 2011, Travel de Courcey took over the Birmingham depot and several National Express contracts from Veolia Transport.[2][3] In April 2017 Travel de Courcey was awarded the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the sustainable development category.[4]

Services[edit]

Travel de Courcey operates 21 route services, many from the University of Warwick, as well as school services under contract to Warwickshire County Council.[5]

Travel de Courcey operates services under contract to National Express on these routes:[6]

Former significant bus routes:

Fleet[edit]

As from October 2013 Travel de Courcey fleet's consisted of 125 vehicles.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 1360645 Mike DeCourcey Travel Limited
  2. ^ Travel de Courcey speeds up with National Express win Insider News 11 August 2011
  3. ^ National Express contract prompts £5m investment businessdesk.com 12 August 2011
  4. ^ West Midlands business recognised in Queen's Award for Enterprise Birmingham Post 21 April 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. ^ Where are you travelling to? Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Travel de Courcey
  6. ^ National Express Coach Handbook - 8th Edition. British Bus Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978-1-904875-78-9.
  7. ^ Coventry bus route is longest in Europe at 31 miles BBC News 4 June 2013
  8. ^ New Coventry bus route the longest in Europe Coventry Telegraph 4 June 2013
  9. ^ Record breaking bus route launched Nuneaton News 13 June 2013
  10. ^ Lack of patronage leads to restructure of Europe's longest bus route Route One 21 April 2016
  11. ^ Major Coventry bus route to be axed because not enough people use it Coventry Telegraph 21 April 2016
  12. ^ City's popular 360 bus service scrapped to make way for three separate services Coventry Observer 21 April 2016
  13. ^ Mike de Courcey Travel Limited wmbusphotos.com

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