Stagecoach buses Christmas and New Year timetables in Gloucestershire. New to Stagecoach Midland Red South. Find out how to sign up. During December 2007 South Gloucestershire operated the seasonal route 319 from Bristol to Birmingham. 003JOHNSONS Henley in Arden - Flickr - secret coach park.jpg 4,609 × 3,070; 3.88 MB. After steadily expanding over the years, in 1994 Durbin's Coaches was sold to Badgerline and incorporated into their Bristol Omnibus Company subsidiary, later being re-branded as First Durbin.[2]. Stagecoach West is the trading name of Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company Limited, a bus operator providing services in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset and Herefordshire, in the west of England. We really value your opinion on how we are doing - please feel free to drop us an email, complete our online feedback form, or write to us. Coronavirus Update Close. Skip to main content . We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. The fleet has been continually updated since the sale in 2007 with more modern coaches and further second hand buses. In April 2011 the morning journey was withdrawn and the evening journey reduced to school days only before eventually being withdrawn altogether. An outstation was set up in Gloucester and a further 4 new Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante delivered for the service. South Gloucestershire can trace its history back to 1982 when Roger Durbin set up operations as Durbin’s Coaches. A non-compete clause in the contract of sale prevented Roger Durbin from operating bus services in the Bristol area for three years. Most of the low floor vehicles from the South Gloucestershire fleet were painted white with dark blue skirts and ended up with staying in Bristol or transferring to Rotala group company Central Connect in Birmingham. Contents[show] History Stagecoach West was formerly Western Travel Limited, acquired by Stagecoach Group in 1993. This was previously operated by Stagecoach West's Gloucester depot. From January 2010 South Gloucestershire began to operate the 040 on a full-time basis after taking over the route from First Somerset & Avon, who could trace back their history to the start of the service. The 620 service operates between Tetbury in Gloucestershire and Bath via (South Gloucestershire towns) Chipping Sodbury, Yate, Westerleigh and Pucklechurch. A former Premiere Travel Levante also joined the fleet. In 2007 South Gloucestershire was named the most un-environmentally-friendly bus operator in the country. Online planning, building control and licensing services will be unavailable 12-14 January due to a system upgrade. These routes represent the start of an exciting new partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, and we can’t wait to invite all of our new customers on board soon!”. The new Stagecoach routes will serve the Yate area and provide links from surrounding villages to local facilities, and for travellers wishing to make onward connections. National lockdown: Stay at home. Find the quickest route using your postcode or location. In addition, from June 2015 the company took over Chalfont Coaches' Friday and Sunday workings on service 040 meaning that all journeys on this route were now contracted to South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach. This saw the use of spare coaches on the 200 service for a few weeks until all of the new coaches hadarrived.[8]. If you have comments or complaints please print out this easy read complaint form. Coronavirus (Covid-19): latest information on our response, updates on our services and what support is available. DaveSpencer32 120,077 views. This service was also available for use by the general public although the service only operated during term time on college days. Stagecoach will be increasing its bus service levels in Gloucestershire from June 1 as lockdown restrictions ease. … All coaches are now white with a new South Gloucestershire fleet name in silver, and school vehicles are gradually being painted into an all over yellow scheme inspired by the purchase of a former Plymouth Citybus school vehicle. Both the 84 and 85 services will link with the 86 service at Yate, providing a connection to Kingswood and reintroducing a service to Longwell Green Leisure Centre/Aspects Leisure Park. Since then further corporate staff services have been up in and around Bristol as well as work on behalf of UWE, including shuttle bus and P&R for open days. Community transport . Stagecoach South,The Bus Station, Southgate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8DG . It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach. Follow this link to make a compliment or complaint. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. The company rapidly expanded over the next few years winning various tenders for supported services from Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council, at one point even operating route 620 from Bath to Stroud. STAGECOACH buses Gloucestershire John Gribble. Coronavirus (Covid-19): latest information on our response, updates on our services and what support is available. The light blue livery is no longer in use as all vehicles have either been sold or painted into the new yellow StudentLink livery. 5 Give me a list of bus services that run in Gloucestershire; 6 Show me my services on a map of Gloucestershire Journey Assistance Cards Guide. A new fleet of 12 Caetano Levante bodied Volvo B9Rs were reacquired for use on both the 200 and 401-3 services, although they were delayed arriving so the fleet used on the 200 service covered on the 403 because they were Low-emission zone compliant. to London. Johnsons Coaches YJ57 YCL.jpg 3,625 × 1,715; 1.25 MB. We have a responsibility to secure the best deal we can for South Gloucestershire residents, and it is a sign of a healthy competitive environment that we can attract new operators to the area. Some journeys also extend into Wales and Oxfordshire. South Gloucestershire have a varied fleet of National Express coaches that includes: 8 DAF SB4000 / Van Hool Alizee 3 as spare in all over white. The company acquired further National Express work during summer 2014. New bus operator brings additional services to South Gloucestershire. By Andrew Merrell | 24th September 2019 Stagecoach West has announced it has bought the South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach, which will see the business expands its operations into Bristol. National bus operator Stagecoach will be operating services in the South Gloucestershire area from today. During the summer of 2013 the company gained further diagrams on the National Express network including the former Yourbus diagram on route 040. Completion is expected in late October. Stagecoach Bus App Download the Stagecoach Bus App free for iPhone and Android Register your StagecoachSmart card Please keep and register your smart card Stagecoach Rewards Your route to discounts on meals, hotels, family days out and more. Media in category "Buses in Gloucestershire" The following 141 files are in this category, out of 141 total. Please do not add bus companies if there is no correlating article - and remember WP:ORG rules regarding whether a operator is notable. In March 2007, South Gloucestershire began operating three weekend journeys on National Express route 040 between Bristol and London, due to increased passenger numbers on this route. Stagecoach West bus on route 20 in Stroud, Gloucestershire.jpg 1,915 × 1,737; 931 KB. As of September 2013 all of these journeys have now been withdrawn. The sale has been prompted by the owners of SGBC deciding to step away from the industry. Further expansion came during August when the company took over operation of the 401/2, Wells/Frome to London and 403, Bath to London, which had previously been operated by First Somerset & Avon. These new Stagecoach links join existing Services 60 & 62 to Gloucester, 69 & 620 to Stroud and Bath, and 84, 85 & 86 around Yate. There were two Dennis Dart SLFs that were new to Durbin in 2003 for Orange and UWE work. The 84 will operate alongside a new 85 service that will cover the same circular route as the 84 but in a clockwise direction. Other services introduced included a seasonal 317 service which operated a once daily departure between Bristol and Lymington and a service between London and Leeds Castle. Bus companies can make changes to their services by giving eight weeks' notice to the traffic commissioner and the council. In September 2008 South Gloucestershire began operating their first full-time National Express contract on route 200 between Bristol and Gatwick Airport. Buses ran from Bristol Temple Meads railway station to the Fiesta Site every 10 minutes from around 09:00 until 23:00 across four days. The deal will be pivotal to its plans for growth in and around Bristol, the group says. The major operators in the Gloucestershire area are Cotswold Green and Stagecoach West. Stagecoach West has seen its operations and operating area significantly increase over the last five years. Stagecoach South West is a bus operator providing services in Devon and East Cornwall along with coach services to Bristol. Timetables and route information for all services are available from The latest company to join the Stagecoach West fold is South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach. A number of newer vehicles were brought in to update the fleet, however after 18 months the original Eastville Coaches began trading again and the coaches in the South Gloucestershire fleet with Eastville Coaches branding lost their fleet name and gained ' A Durbin Group Company’ fleetnames. This service is not available to the general public. The services which will be run by Stagecoach include the bus routes 84, 85, 86 and 620. Jamie Douglas 1,876 views. This template lists bus operators based within South West England, in the counties of Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. The service was introduced to meet demand over the festive period until January 2008. After steadily expanding over the years, in 1994 Durbin's Coaches was sold to Badgerline and incorporated into their Bristol Omnibus Company subsidiary, later being re-branded as First Durbin. [3], In June 2007 the bus operations of the company were sold to Rotala subsidiary Flights Hallmark. By 1997, with a fleet of 24 vehicles, Roger Durbin joined as a partner in the business, and in 1998 the company began trading as South Gloucestershire Bus Company with a blue and white livery. 0:33 . Also during 2003 the taxi operation was separated from the bus operation, which saw Lavoie leave the business. However, by 24 May the Friday service on the route had been reinstated. [15] A second service operates hourly from Clifton Down to the Fiesta site. From March 2008 several more additional weekend journeys were added to the 040 and these were operated by South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire Council’s Planning, Transport & Strategic Environment lead member Cllr Colin Hunt said: “We’re pleased to welcome Stagecoach to South Gloucestershire, who will be providing services alongside a number of transport operators. Stagecoach West is an operating division of the Stagecoach Group. [16] However, in 2013 this contract was taken over by First Bristol. South Gloucestershire had a varied fleet of National Express coaches that included: South Gloucestershire operated on 12 National Express routes:[9], On 1 May 2017, South Gloucestershire ceased to be a National Express operator with the services to be taken over by Edwards Coaches. The Stagecoach vehicles were "touching" as they attempted to scrape by each other at 8am in the Forest of Dean. . Following the sale South Gloucestershire were left with school services, the 462 commuter service and the Axa 101 service, that both interworked with school services. South West. In May 2011 the Friday and Sunday only service 318 between Bristol and Birmingham was taken on having previously been operated by Applegates Coaches. Download our annual report NHS staff can travel for free on all Stagecoach buses across Gloucestershire from Thursday 16 April 2020. Cllr Colin Hunt, James O’Neil – Commercial Manager at Stagecoach, Wayne Johnson – South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Transport Manager, Peter Sheldon – Engineering Director at Stagecoach, Mark King – South Gloucestershire Council’s Head of StreetCare and Transport and one of the new buses. Stagecoach West has bought up family-run South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach (SGBC) after the owner stepped down. From November service 302 between Bristol and Northampton has also been taken over from Arriva MK Metro, coincidentally this had previously been operated by FirstGroup. … Passenger transport schemes which are owned and operated by local community groups. Other operators in Gloucestershire are Swanbrook, Mikes Travel, Jackies Coaches, and Wessex Bus. Also during 1998 the pair purchased a local taxi firm which they renamed South Gloucestershire Taxi Company with a similar fleet name as the bus business. Information about bus services. The route was taken over by Eurotaxis in September 2014. Most buses are now covered by a tracking system which means that real time information is available . In the months leading up to this, the company was providing regular duplicate coaches on route 040 and also other routes such as the 403 from Bath to London and on cross country services from South West England. It was also named the worst for customer service, although this hasn't been formally recognised since, the level of service has remained poor. [10], On 1 May 2017, South Gloucestershire commenced operating four Megabus services.[11][12]. Simple Complaint Form. Coronavirus Update Close. In October the services were taken on, on a permanent basis and four new Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante were delivered in May 2012 to allow the upgrade of the routes; January 2012 saw South Gloucestershire begin operating some journeys on route 444 from Gloucester to London, with Whittles covering other runs. South Gloucestershire can trace its history back to 1982 when Roger Durbin set up operations as Durbin’s Coaches. Whilst the company's diagrams on route 200 between Bristol and Gatwick were slightly cut back in June 2014, route 337 between Paignton and Rugby was taken over from MK Metro and in July 2014, the company started to operate route 401 between Bristol, Swindon, Heathrow Airport and London. During August 2011 the operations of Hookways of Meeth collapsed and South Gloucestershire provided emergency cover on routes 339 from Westward Ho! The 84 service is a circular route that operates in an anti-clockwise direction from Wotton-under-Edge through Charfield, Cromhall, Wickwar, Chipping Sodbury, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Horton, Hawkesbury Upton, Hillesley and Alderley, before returning to Wotton-under-Edge. In October 2019, the business was sold to Stagecoach West with 53 vehicles and the depot.[7]. The bus operators have been working in partnership for two years and Stagecoach came to a mutual agreement with SGBC to buy the company and its assets. As well as its depot in Bristol, the business includes the 100 employees working for South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach and its fleet of 53 buses and coaches. This is a list of bus routes that operate in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The company is a subsidiary of Stagecoach Group. A new fleet of state-of-the-art Stagecoach buses will be rolled out in Gloucestershire this month.. Emergency bus timetables have … The Stagecoach West has 100 Bus routes in South West with 4259 Bus stops. Feedback. From 2013 the tri-axle coaches began to lose National Express branding so the use of standard coaches on the 040 is more common. Acquisition of South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach enables more flexibility and a diverse mix of services; Boost for one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, with improved connectivity to support the region’s aspirations for economic growth . For anything else you can contact us here. Their Bus routes cover an area from the Callow Turn, Callow stop to the Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford City Centre stop and from the Railway Station, Hereford stop to the The Green, Marston stop. South Gloucestershire's only scheduled bus services is route 462, which runs at peak hour times from Emersons Green, Mangotsfield and Bromley Heath to either Bristol Temple Meads railway station or Clifton via Bristol city centre. Skip to main content . It was however withdrawn again after 11 October 2013 meaning that the route now operates on Sundays only. to Grimsby and 502 from Westward Ho! The company continued to expand, picking up contracts with the University of the West of England (UWE) for student transport, Axa and Orange for staff shuttles, Wessex Trains rail replacement and further tenders from Bristol City and South Gloucestershire Councils. 5:34 . Real time bus information. After a few months Lavoie left to start up his own bus company, Leisure Travel. A variant of this route, service 462A was introduced in April 2009 consisting of one return journey in each direction and running between Downend and Bristol Temple Meads on the morning journey and Temple Meads to Emersons Green via Downend and Mangotsfield on the return journey. I the same month, South Gloucestershire gained a further National Express contract for route 330 between Penzance and Nottingham after the previous operator, Premiere Travel, went into administration. Click here for our guide. A growing number of our residents are choosing to use the bus and we look forward to working with Stagecoach to continue that trend.”, James O’Neil, Commercial Manager at Stagecoach said: “We are really looking forward to starting our new services in Yate, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge and Bath this September. During 2003 the goodwill and custom as well as the majority of the fleet of Eastville Coaches were bought from the proprietor Mr Phillips. The incident happened in Ruardean, outside The … Stagecoach West will be making changes to bus timetables in Gloucestershire after the latest changes to lockdown restrictions. Taken 11th January 2020. During 1999 the original Durbin’s Coaches business was reacquired from First Bristol, who had continued to trade as Durbin’s Coaches and then First Durbin as a ‘low cost’ unit within First. Additionally, South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach previously operated route 680[14] which runs during term time from Frampton Cotterell to Filton via North and South Yate, Coalpit Heath and University of the West England. The majority of journeys on the route were worked by the Levantes purchased for the 200, as well as three further examples acquired from National Express. A further service introduced on 31 March 2015 was route 301 between Bristol University and Oxford and operated alongside route 302, providing three journeys a day between Bristol and Oxford. September also saw South Gloucestershire take on a diagram on service 509 between London and Cardiff which had previously been operated National Express Operations. Stagecoach has purchased South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach (SGBC) for an undisclosed su,. For this purpose a fleet of six tri-axle Caetano Levante Scania K340EB6s were purchased, the first new coaches to be operated. We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. Cards are available for you to use if you need a bit more help when using the bus. Buses. South Gloucestershire also operate route 101 for Friends Life employees from Stoke Gifford, to Lewin's Mead via the A4174 and M32. Some of the information may no longer be accurate. Published: 05/09/2016 National bus operator Stagecoach will be operating services in the South Gloucestershire area from today. Download timetables by Stagecoach bus routes or personalise them for journeys you take regularly. 9 Scania K340 / Caetano Levante 20 Volvo B9R / Caetano Levante H356WWX by David Green 9 Here we see South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach Company … The fleet mainly consisted of second hand vehicles such as Leyland Lynx and Leyland Titans, and Volvo B10Ms for the coach fleet. This form is for feedback about our website, not questions or comments about our services. Stagecoach Gold South East launch - Duration: 2 ... [GLOUCESTERSHIRE BUSES] in snow Stagecoach Dennis Trident 18187 MX54 LPO 19/01/13 - Duration: 0:33. In January 2013 operation of route 444 was transferred to Bennetts Coaches with South Gloucestershire gaining additional journeys on service 403 which were added to the timetable that month. Durbin took on the bus side of the business while Lavoie looked after the running of the taxi company. The services were slowly rebranded as Wessex Connect, however the majority of the vehicles that Rotala purchased stayed in the blue South Gloucestershire livery and they were gradually disposed of as Rotala were able to replace them. Route 318 was initially reduced to operating on Sundays only from the start of the new National Express timetable commencing on 13 May 2013, with the Friday service not operating after 10 May. Follow us. South Gloucestershire was the official provider of transport for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and operated two routes each year. is the best guide for whats on in Gloucestershire, things to see in Gloucestershire, days out in Gloucestershire - including The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the city of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Stroud. Stagecoach have announced the changes that they will be making for when children head back to school next week. Stagecoach West (SCGL) A bus operator in the South West. Full restrictions on GOV.UK. Here we see ex South Gloucestershire bus & coach L600SGB now in the Stagecoach West fleet photographed at Barnstaple Bus Station after standing in for a failed megabus coach. The colour coded buses means you can use the live map to choose the quietest service on your route. BUSES AT CANTERBURY AUGUST 2010 - Duration: 5:34. This news article was published more than a year ago. South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach Company Ltd[1] was a bus and coach operator operating school bus services under contract to Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council and coach services under contract to Megabus. Stagecoach operate 300 buses on 100 different routes across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Herefordshire with some journeys extending into Wales and Oxfordshire. [13] One return diagram operates in each direction between Emersons Green and Clifton Triangle whilst the remaining journeys operate between Emersons Green and Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station. Do you work for Stagecoach … [4][5] The sale included 68 buses and was completed in stages until 31 March 2008, this being dictated by Bristol City and South Gloucestershire Councils needing to approve the transfer of the routes and because the licence was held in the name of the owners, not the company, so the services had to change operator licences.[6].