HISTORY OF
HEREFORD & WORCESTER COUNTY
SMALL OPERATORS BUS SERVICES

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R & B Travel (Radnor) of Clee Hill

764 (Tenbury - Hereford via Brimfield and Kimbolton, 3rd W of month)
20 August 1997 : Gained from Lugg Valley Motors.


Red Arrow Express of Worcester

See Little Red Bus for details of this operator.


Red & White (National Welsh) of Cardiff :

X49 Cardiff - Monmouth - Hereford
6 May 1987 : Additional Wednesday journey added in each direction, running to/from Wyesham in Monmouth.
22 June 1988 : Additional Wednesday journey withdrawn after this date.

4 (Ross-on-Wye - Newent School via Weston-under-Penyard, Pontshill, The Lea, Longhope, Huntley, Ganders Green, Glasshouse and Cliffords Mesne) (Sch)
5 January 1994 : Started

20 (Hereford - Abergavenny - Pontypool - Newport, NSu)
1 April 1993 : Rerouted in the Cwmbran area

32 (Hereford - Ross-on-Wye - Gloucester , Su)
28 August 1993 : Renumbered from 34

34 (Newport - Monmouth - Ross-on-Wye -Gloucester)
11 December 1989 : curtailed to operate between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester only. The Monmouth -Ross-on-Wye section was acquired by Smith's Motors on emergency tender.
12 April 1993 : Peak journeys between Ross-on-Wye, Gorsley and Newent previously operated by David Field won
7 June 1993 : M-F evening peak journey added from Ross-on-Wye to Newent, running via Greystone in Ross
28 August 1993 : Extended back to start at Monmouth, incorporating service 61 and improving the Newent - Gloucester frequency. Su service renumbered 32.
5 February 1994 : The 1750NSu journey from Ross-on-Wye ceased

35 (Mireystock - Lydbrook - Ross, M-F)
3 January 1992 : Withdrawn , without replacement.

36 (Ross Local, S)
7 June 1993 : Commenced
5 February 1994 : Ceased

37 (Ross - Hoarwithy - Hereford)
16 September 1989 : Saturday service ceased, with a replacement service being provided by extension back of a Midland Red West service 118 journey.
3 January 1992 : Withdrawn, the tender being gained by Blue Line. The solitary afternoon peak journey from Hereford that diverted via Hoarwithy before returning to the 38 route now carries service number 38.

38 (Hereford - Ross - Gloucester)
11 April 1993 : Sunday service won by Cheltenham and Gloucester

61 (Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth via Tudorville, Kerne Bridge, Goodrich and Whitchurch but one journey in each direction running direct between Whitchurch and Ross) (NSu)
2 July 1990 : Reintroduced , although as the journeys are mainly positioning journeys for Ross-on-Wye Garage there are few clashes with A H Martin and Sons service.
10 April 1993 : Tendered portion of service won from A H Martin and Sons
28 August 1993 : Incoroporated in 34

416 (Hereford - Monmouth, NSu)
4 May 1993 : Started in competition with Phil Anslow Travel
7 June 1993 : Withdrawn


Redline Bus Company
(Pemberton & Elkins) of Bromsgrove :

7/8 Redditch - Woodrow -Matchborough - Church Hill - Redditch Circulars
18 April 1988 : Improved. All-day services are now provided on both routes on Saturday, and both routes run in the morning and afternoon on Monday to Friday, although there is still a gap in service during the middle of the day.
6 September 1988, two journeys in each direction Schooldays extended to/from St Augustines School, replacing Midland Red West S77.
Late October 1989 : Partnership broken up. Services R7,R8,R7E and R8E operated by a new Kingfisher Bus Company.


Redline Bus Company (Pemberton) of Bromsgrove :

33 (Catshill Middle School -> Lickey End, Sch)
27 February 1995 : Commenced, replacing Midland Red West S33.
30 October 1995 : Morning journey commenced

92 (Bromsgrove - Catshill via Sidemoor, NESu 30m)
30 October 1995 : Commenced, increasing the competition with Midland Red West.

95 (Bromsgrove - Stoke Heath (Hanbury Road) via Charford and Wheatridge Road, ev 30 mins NSu inter-peak)
5 September 1994: Commenced This provides competition for Midland Red West service 93.
3 January 1995 : Reduced to 2 journeys only, most journeys becoming 96 (qv)
21 February 1997 : Withdrawn without replacement, insufficient passengers being carried to justify continued County Council subsidy.

96 (Bromsgrove - Charford, NESu)
3 January 1995 : Commenced on a 20 minute frequency
6 November 1995 : Additional peak journeys

97 (Bromsgrove - Sidesmoor Circular, M-F),
3 September 1990 : New service commenced in competition with Rover Coaches, following the winning of a tender by Redline for the services but continued commercial operation by Rover.
3 November 1990 : Saturday service added
25 February 1991 : Extension of peak journeys to and from Recreation Road in Bromsgrove reinstated
18 July 1991 until 3 August 1991 , 2 January 1992: Not operated
2 September 1995 : Additional afternoon journeys

98 (Bromsgrove - Deansway/Foxwalks Circular, M-F)
3 September 1990 : New service commenced in competition with Rover Coaches, following the winning of a tender by Redline for the services but continued commercial operation by Rover.
3 November 1990 : Saturday service added
18 July 1991 until 3 August 1991 , 2 January 1992: Not operated
2 September 1995 : Additional afternoon journeys

318 (Bromsgrove - Catshill - Stourbridge, M-F)
3 September 1990 : New service commenced (One afternoon peak journey on an otherwise Midland Red West route).
18 July 1991 until 3 August 1991: Not operated
19 February 1994 : Afternoon diversion via Hagley Village ceased having been little used.
31 August 1993 : One Monday to Friday morning peak journey gained from Midland Red West and added to this operator's evening peak service. Evening journey from Stourbridge diverted via Hagley village, providing a return facility for passengers using Midland Red West 195 for the forward journey.
21 April 1995 : Afternoon peak round trip withdrawn leaving just the morning trip operated under contract.

319 (Bromsgrove to Catshill, Cobnal Road via Sidemoor, M-F pks)
19 February 1994 : Commence
30 December 1994 : Withdrawn

B23 (Stoke Heath - Charford - Aston Fields Middle School, Sch)
8 September 1992 : Commenced
23 October 1992 : Cancelled
8 September 1993 : Re-commenced.
18 November 1994 : Cancelled
10 February 1997 : Re-registered


Red Rider (PMT Ltd) of Stoke-on-Trent

202 (Halesowen - Rednal)
203 (Rednal - Halesowen via Longbridge, Frankley, Woodgate, Quinton, M-F)
3 September 1990 : Commenced, being one early morning journey under contract on this mainly Stevensons route.
19 July 1991 : Withdrawn due to poor patronage.


Regency Minibuses (Owen) of Kidderminster :

1 (Kidderminster - Rifle Range) :
24/10/87 : Monday to Saturday evening service started, ex - Midland Red West
23 October 1989 : Evening services ceased, being replaced by Midland Red West following retendering.

4/5 (Kidderminster - Franche/Puxton - Fairfield),
24/10/87 : Monday to Saturday evening service started, ex - Midland Red West. The last journey on route 4 diverts via Habberley.
23 October 1989 : Evening services ceased, being replaced by Midland Red West following retendering.


8 (Kidderminster - Habberley),
24/10/87 : Monday to Saturday evening service started, ex - Midland Red West. One journey extends to/from Bewdley

23 October 1989 : Evening services ceased, being replaced by Midland Red West following retendering.


9 Caunsall - Cookley - Kidderminster (NSu)
8 March 1986 : Evening journey gained from Midland Red West
7 June 1986 : Ceased
30 August 1986 : Gained from Midland Red West
28/12/88 : Peak hour frequency reduced to half-hourly, the limited lateevening service with- drawn and the number of journeys via Gaymore Road and Broadwaters Heath slightly re- duced.
2 September 1989 : Extra morning journeys lost tp Go Whittle
24 June 1991 : Transferred to Hollands Coaches.

18A(Kidderminster - Offmore - Spennells).
24/10/87 : Monday to Saturday evening service started, ex - Midland Red West
23 October 1989 : Evening services ceased, being replaced by Midland Red West following retendering.

Kidderminster - Bewdley (Eves)
24/10/87 : Withdrawn and replaced by the extension of one journey on route 8
Hartlebury - Stourport via Waresley Court, Hartlebury Church, Charlton, Wilden Top, Wilden, Mill Road (TThFS)
3 June 1986 : Gained from Harries Coaches
1 June 1988 : Lost to Hollands Coaches

Ombersley - Stourport via Dunhampton, Crossway Green, Titton (F)
3 June 1986 : Gained from Harries Coaches
1 June 1988 : Lost to Hollands Coaches

Churchill - Iverley Turn - Broadwaters Heath - Kidderminster (NSu)
30 August 1986 : Gained from Midland Red West
28/12/88 : Completely rerouted to run as a circular from Kidderminster via Blakedown, Churchill and Blakedown (Sculthorpe Road Estate) back to Kidderminster.
2 September 1989 : Withdrawn, being replaced by Go Whittle

Kinver - Kidderminster (Th)
27 August 1987 : Extra journeys added on Kidderminster - Wolverley Village section, routed via Franche Road and Fairfield Estate
29 June 1989 : Kinver service discontinued after this date and replaced by a service operated by Mini Hire Services.
4 March 1992 : Remaining Wolverley service, by this time numbered 4A, deregistered

Kidderminster - Aggborough Circular via Chester Road South (NSu)
30 August 1986 : Gained from Midland Red West
2 September 1989 : Withdrawn, being replaced by Midland Red West


Rogers Coaches of Martley :

427 (Sapey Common - Bromyard - Brockhampton School, Sch)
8 September 1993 : Won from D.R.M. Coaches, extended back to start at Martley and extended forward from Brockhampton to Martley, forming a circular service.
25 January 1994 : Following a fire on a Rogers vehicle, acquired by Morris's Coaches

911 (Martley - Worcester, Bingo)
31 March 1996 : Cancelled


Ken Rose Coaches of Broadway :

383 (Pershore Town Service) "Pershore Plumline"
Pinvin - Pershore (Broad Street) via Station, Avon Road, Cherry Orchard (NSu) plus
Pershore (Broad Street) Circular via St Andrews Road, Three Springs Road, The Holloway, Worcester Road, Newlands (NSu)
1 November 1986 : Commenced
23 February 1987 : M-F service after 1500 deleted, together with S jnys at start & end of day. Extra journeys added.
16 May 1988 : Revised to give better train connections and a more regular service.
16 January 1989 : Two journeys NWSu extended back to and from Tilesford Park. Dudley's Coaches provide a commercial service from Tilesford on Wednesdays.
15 May 1989 : Two journeys diverted via Vineyards Estate, when the timetable was revised to tie in with train times.
14 May 1990 : Amended to fit the revised rail timetable. At the same time, the deviation to Vineyards Estate was reduced to TThS only, although the return journey will carry passengers on request any day,and the extension to Tilesford Park was reduced to MFS only.
11 May 1992 : Retimed to connect with train services. Certain journeys extend on request to the Cottage Hospital and Abbotsmead Medical Centre.
28 May 1994 : Acquired by Boomerang Bus Company

Lower Strensham - Pershore via Defford, St Andrews Road (MTh)
Pirton - Pershore via Wadbrorough, Besford (Pensham - Pershore (WF)
Eckington - Pershore Station via Birlingham, Defford, Pershore (S)
1 November 1986 : Commenced
23 February 1987 : Withdrawn

Broadway - Chipping Campden School (Sch)
21 November 1987 : Made available to the public
Spring 1988 : Route varied to run via Willersey, Weston-sub-Edge, Mickleton, Lower Quinton and Hidcote.

Chipping Campden - Evesham (F)
3 March 1989 : Acquired by N N Cresswell

Broadway -Chipping Campden (Sch)
14 March 1989 : De-registered.


Ross Dial-a-Ride (Barlow) of Weston-under-Penyard : This is another RTDF funded taxibus operator who started the following services from 23 August 1988 or the relevant date thereafter :

(a) Ross-on-Wye - Llangrove Circular via Pencraig, (Symonds Yat on request), Llangrove, Llangarron, Thorn, Skakes, Wilson Cross, Glewstone, Pencraig (T)
(b) Ross-on-Wye - Forest Green Circular via Coughton, Howle Hill, Kiln Green, Forest Green. Bulls Hill, Hom Green (Th)
(c) Ross-on-Wye - Baysham Circular via Bridstow, Sellack Marsh, (Foy on request), Baysham, Sellack Marsh, Bridstow (Th)
(d) Aston Crews - Ross-on-Wye via Linton, Bromsash, Bollitree, Rudhall (S)
(e) Ross-on-Wye - Merrivale Lane Circular (S)

This operator ceased trading from 27 September 1990 and services were taken over by J and M Taxis.


Royal Motorways of Redditch:
March 1987 : Ceased business. Redditch - Longbridge works service to Dudley's.

Rural Ways (Cash) of Malvern :

379 Great Malvern - Barnards Green - Guarlford - Hanley Swan - Hanley Castle - Upton-upon-Severn (MWFS afternoons)
1 April 1989 : Commenced with support from RTDF
19 July 1989 : Withdrawn

389 Great Malvern - Barnards Green - The Rhydd - Hanley Castle - Upton-upon-Severn (F morn- ings)
1 April 1989 : Commenced with support from RTDF
19 July 1989 : Withdrawn

386 Great Malvern - Barnards Green - St Andrews Road - Malvern Wells - Upper Welland - Welland - Tunnel Hill -Upton-upon-Severn (MWFS mornings)
1 April 1989 : Commenced with support from RTDF
19 July 1989 : Reduced to MWS mornings only
30 December 1989 : Withdrawn without replacement.

364 (Great Malvern - Guarlford - Madresfield - Callow End - Worcester, W)
13 September 1989 : Commenced, replacing the service of Jones Bros.
30 December 1989 : Withdrawn without replacement.


Rover Coaches (Bromsgrove) Ltd.

December 1992 : Acquired by Blazefield Holdings. New company formed (Associated Bus & Coach Investments) .
September 1995 : All registrations were transferred to Cambridge Coach Services Ltd.

50A (Maypole - Grimes Hill - Wythall)
2 January 1993 : Monday to Saturday evening service won from West Midlands Travel
28 August 1993 : Expanded on an experimental basis to include Sunday operation.
24 February 1995 : Entire Sunday service withdrawn
2 January 1996 : Remaining service (evenings) lost to Clearway

69 (Birmingham - Bromsgrove - Droitwich - Worcester - Weston- super-Mare) (SSu until 17 July then daily from 23 July until 4 September.)
30 May 1994 : New seasonal express service
23 July 1994 : Feeder Redditch - Bromsgrove via Crabbs Cross, Redditch New Town, Batchley and Webheath introduced
27 May 1995 : Ceased

71 (Worcester - Stratford - Leamington - Rugby - Kettering - Cambridge), (Daily)
30 October 1994 : New service commenced
29 October 1995 : New timetable introduced with 4 journeys each way, including a journey from Bromsgrove at 0400 and from Cambridge at 2100.
29 January 1996 : Transferred to Cambridge Coach Services

75 (Redditch - Alvechurch Station Road, M-F)
2 March 1992 : Rail replacement service commenced. The two journeys per day serve the west end of the village, close to the station but distant from the route of the British Rail - sponsored rail replacement service.
24-28 September 1992 : Operated by Midland Red West during “O” licence suspension
1 February 1993 : Reduced to ThF only, due to low patronage.
2 January 1996 : Lost to Midland Red West (Th) and Go Whittle (F),

94 Bromsgrove Bus Station - New Road - Hartford Road - Bowmore Road - Arundel Road - Hartford Road - Drummonds Road - Rigby Lane - Chaucer Road - Aston Fields - (some journeys via Railway Station) - New Road - Bromsgrove Bus Station : Every 2 hours NSu inter-peak
15/5/89 : Commenced
13 September 1989 : ceased after operation on this date.

95 Bromsgrove Bus Station - Stratford Road - Fordhouse Road - New Road - Wellington Road - Marlborough Avenue - Stoke Road - Railway Station - ST GODWALDS ROAD : 5 journeys M-F, 3 journeys Sat, to connect with trains. Under County Council contract.
15/5/89 : Commenced
13 September 1989 : ceased after operation on this date.

96 Bromsgrove Bus Station - Stourbridge Road - Broad Street - Chestnut Road - Beech Road - Holly Road - Providence Road - Willow Road - Kidderminster Road - Whitford Road - Deansway - Fox lane - Rock Hill - Wheatridge Road - Austin Road - Sherwood Road - Stoke Road - Railway Station - Arundel Road - New Road - Bus Station : Some journeys omit parts of the route : NSu peaks, to connect with trains
15/5/89 : Commenced
29 July 1989: Ceased after operation on this date

95/96 Bromsgrove town circular services via Worcester Road, Wheatridge Road, Stoke Road and the Railway Station to St Godwalds Estate (Scaife Road), returning via Arundel Road and New Road (96 runs opposite direction). NSu daytimes, with peak journeys being timed to connect with trains, a roughly hourly service in the morning plus one mid-afternoon journey in each direction. The Station is omitted at times when no trains are due, some peak journeys omit Arundel Road and 2-3 journeys in each direction serve the new Parklands development, running into Bromsgrove via Stratford Road.
11 May 1992 : Experimental services commenced
24 September 1992 : Passed to Midland Red West following “O” licence suspension
26 September 1992 : Ceased due to lack of patronage

97 BUS STATION - Kidderminster Road - Willow Road - Broad Street - loop via Lincoln Road, York Avenue, King George Close, King Edward Road, Perryfields Road, Stourbridge Road, Broad Street, Chestnut Road, Beech Road, Holly Road, Providence Road : Hourly NSu inter-peak. Some jour- neys run direct from Broad Street via
Stourbridge Road to Bus Station, some extend to and from Recreation Road.
15/5/89 : Commenced
1 November 1991 : Ceased after operation on this date, leaving the road to Redline.
2 January 1992 only : Operated by this company again on this date only.

98 BUS STATION - Worcester Road - Rock Hill - Shrubbery Road - Dovecote Road - Millfield Road - Whitford Road - DEANSWAY - Whitford Road - Fox Lane - Foxwalks (Alderley Road) - Fox Lane - Millfield Road and as outward to BUS STATION : Every 2 hours NSu inter-peak
15/5/89 : Commenced
31 July 1989 : Improved to an hourly offpeak frequency plus an extra journey at 1640.
1 November 1991 : Ceased after operation on this date, leaving the road to Redline.
2 January 1992 only : Operated by this company again on this date only.

99 Brosmgrove Bus Station - Worcester Road - Rock Hill - Wheatridge Road - Austin Road (Island) : Every 2 hours NSu inter-peak
15/5/89 : Commenced

134 (Kidderminster - Chaddesley Corbett - Bromsgrove)
8 September 1993 : Positioning journeys introduced, for the Schoolday services in Kidderminster
17 February 1995 : Withdrawn

151 (Westlands - Droitwich - Hanbury - Feckenham - Redditch, F)
16 April 1993 : Won from Go Whittle. Diverted from Feckenham via Astwood Lane to Feckenham (omitting New End) and thence operates direct to Redditch (omitting Tesco).
2 January 1996 : Lost to Go Whittle

171 (Bromsgrove - Redditch - Church Hill - Bransons Cross - Earlswood - Cheswick Green - Monkspath - Solihull, M-F)
13 April 1993 : Commenced with one peak journey each way.
18 February 1994 : Withdrawn after operation on this date

173 (Solihull - Earlswood, M-F)
26 April 1992 : Gained from West Midlands Travel and extended via Tanworth-in-Arden and Bransons Cross to Redditch. This service was previously run by Tame Valley Travel.
31 August 1993 : Extended to start back from Bromsgrove
25 April 1994 : Lost to Caves Coaches, although only running Earlswood - Solihull.

174 (Majors Green - Truemans Heath - Hollywood - Grimes Hill - Wythall Church - Weatheroak Hill - Rowney Green - Alvechurch - Burcot - Lickey End - Bromsgrove, T)
13 April 1993 : Experimental service started, with one journey each way.
31 August 1993 : Diverted via Inkford Broom from the same date.
2 January 1996 : Withdrawn without replacement.


177 (Redditch - Wythall - Grimes Hill - Maypole - Birmingham)
April 1993 : Positioning journeys for service 50A commenced.

28 August 1993 : Revised Saturday service gained from Midland Red West Certain journeys extend back to and from Bromsgrove.
24 February 1995 : Depot journeys withdrawn becoming service 50A journeys in the evening or running as 177 between Wythall and Birmingham only instead.

24 February 1995 : Entire Sunday service withdrawn
2 January 1996 : Lost to Buzzways


321 Redditch (Alexandra Hospital) and Stourbridge via Greenlands, Bus Station, Webheath, Bromsgrove, Catshill and Hagley (Su : 2 hourly throughout with additional short-workings giving an hourly service Alexandra Hospital - Webheath.)

4 January 1992 : Gained from Midland Red West

24-28 September 1992 : Operated by Midland Red West during “O” licence suspension

11 April 1993 : Lost to Midland Red West.


350 (Redditch - Church Hill - Matchborough - Woodrow - Astwood Bank - Cookhill - Inkberrow - Worcester, W)

5 April 1989 : Acquired from Midland Red West on retendering

14 April 1993 : Lost to Midland Red West.

29 January 1996 : Operation transferred to Dudley’s Coaches


354 (Worcester - Droitwich - Hanbury, TF)

5 January 1993 : Won from Midland Red West, curtailed to start at Droitwich but extended to Bromsgrove via Stoke Wharf and Stoke Heath.

2 September 1995 : Reduced to F only and curtailed to start at Hanbury.

2 January 1996 : Lost to Go Whittle


356 (Droitwich - Ombersley - Holt Heath, TF)

5 January 1993 : Gained from Midland Red West

2 January 1996 : Lost to Go Whittle


380 (Ledbury - Malvern Wells - Great Malvern - Hanley Swan - Upton - Tewkesbury - Dowtys, M-F)

2 January 1991 : Transferred from Warner Fairfax Travel. Operated as through service with 563

1 September 1992 : Curtailed to start at Great Malvern, via Malvern Link

22 September 1982 : Passed to Boomerang, following suspension of “O” licence.


417 (Worcester -> Leigh Sinton -> Cradley) (S eve pk)

5 January 1991 : Journey additional to Midland Red West commenced on an experimental basis.

28 December 1991 : Withdrawn without replacement after this date.


563 (Tewkesbury - Ashchurch - Bredon - Eckington - Pershore - Worcester, M-F)

2 January 1991 : Acquired from Midland Red West. Operated as through service with 380.

7 March 1991 : Journeys added between Pinvin and Ashchurch (Dowtys), replacing Cheltenham Coaches.

22 September 1982 : Passed to Boomerang, following suspension of “O” licence.


565 (Bredon - Beckford - Ashton-under-Hill - Sedgeberrow - Elmley Castle - The Combertons - Pershore - Worcester, F)

8 March 1991 : Experimental service commenced

21 April 1992 : Lost to John Speck Coaches.


566 (Pershore - Pensham - Wick - Little Comberton - Elmley Castle - Cropthorne - Hampton - Evesham, TThS)

21 April 1992 : Won from Midland Red West.

24-28 September 1992 : Operated by Midland Red West during “O” licence suspension

28 August 1993 : Extended back via Plum Tree to start at Eckington on Saturdays

28 May 1994 : S extension to/from Eckington withdrawn.

24 February 1996 : Lost to Cresswell


839 (Fernhill Heath - Bishop Perowne School, Sch)

11 February 1991 :Acquired from Midland Red West. The afternoon journey is provided by Dudley's Coaches.

24 April 1992 : Lost to Midland Red West


843 (Marlbrook - Catshill - Bromsgrove Schools) (Sch)

12 June 1989 : Commenced

Easter 1990 : Withdrawn


843 (Redditch Salters Lane - Alvechurch - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - South Bromsgrove High School)

29 October 1990 : Commenced. The full route runs Schooldays only, runs Barnt Green - Bromsgrove in School holidays.

8 January 1992 : Diverted via Lickey, omitting Barnt Green


846 (Quinton - Harborne - Edgbaston - Bournville - Kings Norton - Rednal - Bromsgrove School)

29 October 1990 : Commenced. The full route runs Schooldays only, runs Rednal - Bromsgrove in School holidays.

September 1992 : Ceased


872 (Spennells - Kidderminster - Wolverley School)

8 September 1993 : Gained.

2 September 1995 : Transferred to Go Whittle


843 (Redditch - South Bromsgrove High School) and

have been transferred to Dudley's Coaches, all from

24 February 1996.


874 (Franche -Wolverley High School, Sch)

8 September 1993 : Gained.

29 November 1993 : Amended slightly, exchanging parts of route with Whittle 873 to avoid overloading. 4 January 1995 : Transferred to Go Whittle by mutual agreement.


943 (Droitwich - Longbridge Bingo)

1995 : Withdrawn


943 (Bromsgrove - Longbridge works service)

2 September 1995 : Extended back to Droitwich to replace the KCS service.

29 January 1996 : Operation transferred to Dudley’s Coaches


945 (Droitwich Westlands - Warndon via Fernhill Heath, MWThFSSu)

18 June 1991 : Bingo service registered for public use.


946 (Batchley - Longbridge via Redditch, Churchill, Matchborough, Woodrow, Alvechurch, TS)

18 June 1991 : Bingo service registered for public use.

September 1992 : Ceased

Rover Coaches - contd.


946 (Longbridge - Aston Fields)

1995 : Withdrawn


961 (Frankley - Frankley M5 Services - Harts Green, Daily)

24 February 1995 : Deregistered


R2 (Worcester - Pershore - Defford - Strensham - Hill End - Twyning - Church End - Shuthonger - Tewkesbury, WS)

3 April 1991 : Commenced. Starts at Pershore on Wednesdays.

11 December 1991 : Transferred to Churchdown Coaches following Glos C C retendering


R3 (Tewkesbury - Long Green - Birtsmorton - Longdon - Chaceley - Bushley Green - Tewkesbury, WS)

3 April 1991 : Commenced

17 August 1991 : Rerouted due to a weight restriction on Haw Bridge, Tewkesbury. Now runs via Tirley, Corse Lawn, Longdon, Birtsmorton, Long Green, Bushley, Chaceley, Forthampton, Chaceley and Tirley back to Tewkesbury.

11 December 1991 : Transferred to Churchdown Coaches following Glos C C retendering.