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Truronian TT07 TRU coach.jpg
Plaxton bodied Volvo B12B in May 2007
Parent FirstGroup
Founded September 1987
Headquarters Truro
Locale South West England
Service area Cornwall
Hubs Truro bus station
Fleet 70 (February 2008)

Truronian[1] was an English bus and coach operator based in Truro.


Truronian was formed in September 1987 by former Western National managers Ken Branchett, David Rabey and Geoff Rumbles. In 1988, the business of Flora Motors, Helston, was purchased, followed in 1993 by CR Williams Coaches, St Agnes.[2][3]

Services operated included park and ride services for the Eden Project and express services for National Express.[3][4]

In April 2008, Truroninan was purchased by FirstGroup with 50 buses and 20 coaches and integrated into their First Devon & Cornwall operation.[5][6]

The holiday business ceased in November 2011.[7] In March 2012, the trading name was sold to Newell's Travel, which now produce, organise and operate a British, Irish and Continental Holidays programme still under the Truronian banner.[8]


  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 2140599 Truronian Limited
  2. ^ Companies House extract company no 623661 CR Wiliams (Coaches) Limited
  3. ^ a b Truronian West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust Web News 31
  4. ^ Citaro arctics for Truronian's Eden route Archived 25 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Bus & Coach 20 June 2006
  5. ^ First to buy Truronian Archived 24 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Bus & Coach 15 February 2008
  6. ^ First takes over Truronian buses BBC News 8 April 2008
  7. ^ Truronian Holidays to cease trading BBC News 31 May 2011
  8. ^ Welcome to Truronian Holidays Truronian Holidays

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