Venture Transport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Venture Transport
Ceased operation 1 May 1970
Service area North East England
Fleet 86 (May 1970)

Venture Transport was the largest independent bus operator in North East England. It operated services in the Derwent Valley between Consett and Newcastle upon Tyne.

It was founded after World War I.[1] On 1 May 1970, it was sold to the Northern General Transport Company with 86 buses.[2]

Resurrection of the Venture name[edit]

Shortly after deregulation, Go-Ahead Northern brought back the Venture name for services from the former Venture depot in High Spen.[3][4] More recently Go North East has reintroduced the name to promote services in the Consett area.


  1. ^ If you can't beat 'em Commercial Motor 9 December 1966
  2. ^ Venture Transport sells to NBC Commercial Motor 8 May 1970
  3. ^ Companies House extract company no 2019669 The Venture Transport Company Limited
  4. ^ Brown, Stewart J (November 1995). Buses in Britain 2: The Mid-Nineties. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-181-3. 

External links[edit]