HISTORY OF
HEREFORD & WORCESTER COUNTY
SMALL OPERATORS BUS SERVICES

This section is planned to show all changes to smaller operators' routes in Hereford and Worcester from just pre-deregulation (Summer 1986) until the end of the County (March 1999).  I am slowly improving the format of the section by reformatting each alphabetical section.

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Barry's Coaches (Talbott) of Moreton-in-Marsh :

Chipping Campden - Evesham
July 1986 : Restriction between Weston-sub-Edge and Evesham lifted, extra Badsey double-runs introduced

Moreton-in-Marsh - Broadway - Ashchurch (Dowtys) (Wks)
3/8/87 : WITHDRAWN

16 September 1996 : The Saturday afternoon on 602 (Shipston-on-Stour - Evesham, ThS) discontinued.  A Saturday afternoon facility remains on 601.
 

Bayleys of Malvern

Great Malvern -> Wyche -> West Malvern -> Malvern Link -> Great Malvern (M-F)
 30 April 1987 : Ceased, replaced by deviation of Newbury Coaches peak journey.

Shared Taxi Services (Great Malvern -> various estates)
30 April 1987 : Deregistered.

Guarlford - Madresfield - Worcester (W)
25 May 1988 : Ceased after operation on this date, a new subsidy contract being awarded to Jones Bros.

41 (Half Key Lane - Graham Road via Jamaica Road, Duke of Edinburgh Way, Malvern Link Station and Tennyson Drive, NSu)
13 November 1989 : New Malvern local service started
4 June 1990 : Diverted via Graham Road (Moorlands Road) from to replace a facility formerly provided by Jones Bros 378.
41 (Halfkey Road - Great Malvern) was revised from 29 August 1992, no longer serving Tan House Lane or Sling Lane.

675 (West Malvern - Great Malvern)
2 July 1993 : Evening service, operating Fridays only, commenced. Terminates at the Winter Gardens in Great Malvern and on return is extended back to start at the Railway Station.

675 (West Malvern - Great Malvern, F eves) was unsuccessful and was withdrawn after operation on 10 December 1993.  41 (Half Key Road - Malvern, NSu) has an extra Friday afternoon journey from 8 September 1995.   47 (Halfkey Road - Great Malvern, NSu) was reduced to operate TThF only from 31 August 1996, due to low patronage.  The timetable of 47 (Halfkey Road - Great Malvern, TThS) was amended and a minor curtailment of route took place at Duke of Edinburgh Way from 20 October 1997.
 

K W Beard Ltd. of Littledean

Ross (Brampton Rd) - Walford - Cinderford (Market) (F)
Newent - Aston Ingham - Cinderford (Market) (F)
Bishopswood - Goodrich - Whitchurch - Cinderford (Market) (F)
26 October 1986 : Registered.
9 October 1992 : Deregistered.

Ross-on-Wye and Cinderford (St Anthonys School) (Sch)
10 November 1988 : Withdrawn (nominal date)

Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester (ASDA Superstore) via Weston-under-Penyard, The Lea, May Hill, Huntley, Newent and Highnam Estate (W)
6 May 1992 : Registered

(50)  Llangarron to Hereford
13 January 1988 : Churchill's service taken over and expanded to become Littledean - Hereford (2nd W of month) via Cinderford, Nailbridge, Ruardean, Kerne Bridge, Whitchurch, Llangrove, Llangarron, Glewstone, St Owens Cross and Much Birch.
1989 : Renumbered 50

51 (Cinderford - Hereford via Five Acres, Mile End, Broadwell, Coalway, Milkwall, Coleford, Berry Hill, Edge End, Worral Hill, Lydbrook, Kerne Bridge, Goodrich, Whitchurch, Llangrove, Llangarron, Glewstone, St. Oowens Cross and Much Birch, 4th W)
22 September 1994  : Commenced

832  Newent (Glebe Road) and Speech House (Dean Hall) via Kilcot, The Lea, Mitcheldean and Cinderford (Sch) .
Summer School term 1994 : Withdrawn

838 (Cinderford - Ross-on-Wye - Gloucester Schools, Sch)
14 September 1992  : Rerouted to run via Staunton, Monmouth, Whitchurch, Kerne Bridge and Walford between Cinderford and Ross.

938 (Ross - Gloucester ASDA, W) was cancelled after 30 April 1997.
 
 

Birmingham Coach Company

007 (Merry Hill - Halesowen - Bromsgrove, NESu hourly)
27 September 1996 : Commenced competing with Ludlows, running buses at almost identical timings
25 April 1997 : Ceased.

202/204 (Bromsgrove - Rednal - Frankley - Halesowen, NESu hourly).
27 September 1996 : Commenced competing with Ludlows, running buses at almost identical timings
25 January 1997 : Reduced to peaks only, with certain positioning journeys running direct via A38 between Rubery and Bromsgrove.
25 April 1997 : Ceased.

203 (Merry Hill Centre - Halesowen - Frankley - Northfield, NESu) Hourly inter-peak plus a few peak workings.
25 January 1997 : Commenced
25 April 1997 : Ceased.
 

Blue Line Coach & Taxi Services (Wheadon) of Hereford

32 (Symonds Yat - Llangrove - Ross-on-Wye, T)
13 April 1993 : Won from Grindle's Coaches, diverted via The Thorn and Herberts Hill and incorporated in 33.

33 (Llangrove -Llangarron - Ross, ThS)
10 April 1993 : Won from A H Martin and Sons and expanded to include T service (formerly 32)
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to Yeomans Canyon Travel

37 (Little Dewchurch - Hoarwithy - Picts Cross - Claytons Estate - Ross-on-Wye) (Th)
6 April 1991 : Part of Yeomans service gained, with the Claytons Estate diversion replacing J and M Taxis.
6 January 1992: Peak hour journeys gained from Red and White.
10 April 1993 :  M-F peak service lost to Phillips.
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to H&H Motors

38 Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester (NSu, additional journeys)
2 January 1991 : Acquired from Yeomans Canyon Travel.
2 January 1993 : Certain Ross - Gloucester journeys extended to / from Hereford as positioning journeys.
8 September 1993 : 0750 journey from Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye extended to Hereford
4 January 1994 : Lost to H and H Motors .

68 (Ross-on-Wye - Cobrey Park - Hope Mansell - Dancing Green - Pontshill - Ross-on-Wye, Th)
15 April 1993 : Won from A H Martin and Sons .
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to H&H Motors

101 (Hereford - Credenhill, NSu)
8 February 1992 : Evening service won from Midland Red West, on tendering.
3 September 1994 : Lost to Midland Red West .

410 (Orcop - Bagwyllydiart - Garway Common - Broad Oak - Skenfrith - Newcastle - Maypole - Rockfield - Monmouth, F)
27 November 1992 : Experimental service commenced
October 1994 : Withdrawn

459 (Ledbury - Much Marcle - Brampton Abbotts - Ross-on-Wye, ThS)
10 April 1993 : Saturday journeys between Brampton and Ross only won from Martins
15 April 1993 : Th jnys won from Smith's Motors
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to Smiths of Ledbury

461 (Hereford - Kington, M-F pm pk)
6 April 1991 : Monday to Friday evening peak journey gained supplementing Sargeants. The outward journey omits Weobley, but the return working serves this village.
5 April 1994 : Lost to Yeomans Canyon .

463 (Kington - Arrow View - Brilley, TF)
13 April 1993 : T service gained from Sargeants Bros.
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to Sargeants Bros

464 (Kington - Gladestry Circular, T).
10 April 1993  : Acquired from Sargeant Bros.
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to Sargeants Bros

476  Hereford to Ledbury (One early morning journey M-F)
2 January 1993 : Gained from D.R.M. Coaches
Early October 1994 : Withdrawn in in preparation for the surrender of the "O" licence, to Yeomans Canyon Travel

807 (Belmont - Newton Farm - Hunderton - Aylestone School) (Sch)
3 September 1991 : New service replacing a regular private hire.
October 1994 : Withdrawn
 

Boomerang Bus Company (Warner) of Tewkesbury :

21 (Worcester - Green Lane, E)
31 August 1996  : Gained from Midland Red West

29A/30A (Worcester - Baynham Estate - Ronkswood - Worcester)
14 May 1994 : Diverted via the western leg of Canterbury Road, rather than the eastern one, with the 29C, 29D, 30C and 30D variants being withdrawn.

29B/30B (Worcester - Red Hill - Perry Wood),
25 February 1995 :  Contract for early Saturday morning services gained from Midland Red West.
31 August 1996  : Early Saturday journeys lost to Midland Red West

32 (Worcester - St. Peter the Great, E)
31 August 1996  : Gained from Midland Red West

34B/35B (Worcester - Brickfields - Warndon)
25 February 1995 :  Contract for early Saturday morning services gained from Midland Red West.
31 August 1996  : Early Saturday journeys lost to Midland Red West

34/5 (Worcester - Warndon Circulars, ESu)
30 October 1993 : Improved.  Each service now runs half-hourly in the evenings, and the Sunday services now run hourly over the full circle between 1200 and 2100.
31 August 1996  : Lost to Little Red Bus.

36/38 (Worcester - Warndon Circular, E)
1 September 1997 : Reduced on Mondays to Thursdays, with the deletion of the short-workings.

37 (Worcester - Tunnel Hill -Warndon)
30 October 1993 : Re-introduced on Sundays, providing a half-hourly service together with 41/43 (Worcester - Warndon / Ronkswood Circulars, Su).
1 September 1997 : Withdrawn on Mondays to Thursdays.

41/43 (Worcester - Ronkswood - Warndon - Worcester)
14 May 1994 : Diverted further into the grounds of Newtown Hospital and the Sunday service extended to a later finishing time, with 43 now running westbound on Canterbury Road rather than performing a complicated loop.
31 August 1996  : Renumbered 41A/43A and diverted via Plantation Drive.
4 January 1997 : Diverted via Brindley Road, Wainwright Road and Ebrington Drive in the Warndon industrial area

166 (Redditch and Tewkesbury via Crabbs Cross, Studley, Alcester, Ragley Hall Gates, Bidford-on- Avon, Welford-on-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, Broadway, Wickhamford, Evesham, Pershore and Stoulton) (Summ SuBH) "Cotswold Connection"
11 April 1993 : Commenced.  The first journey from Worcester runs from Stratford direct to Alcester.  The midday journey from Redditch runs via the standard route to Evesham, connecting there with the second bus provided by Stratford Blue, then circles via Badsey, South Littleton, Cleeve Prior, Welford and Bidford back to Alcester and Redditch.
26 September 1993 : Withdrawn after operation on this date.
29 May 1994 : Resumed for the season, running SuBH until 25 September.  This year it is a one- bus only operation running Tewkesbury - Upton - Worcester - Pershore - Evesham - Broadway - Chipping Campden - Stratford-upon-Avon, with no Stratford Blue participation.
25 September 1994 : Ceased after this date
28 May 1995 : Restarted for the season. This year there is an additional leg running Stratford - Winchcombe via Chipping Campden and Broadway. 26 May 1996 : Resumed again for summer.  Modified, with Stanton and Stanway being served by one journey only.  Kiftsgate Court/Hidcote Manor Gardens are also served by one journey.

244 (British Camp - Ledbury Circular via Little Malvern, Welland, Castlemorton, Rye Cross, Eastnor to Ledbury Station, returning direct) Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays
29 June 1997 : Commenced.  Marketed as the Malvern Hills Hopper, the service connects with 144 at British Camp.

362 (Tewkesbury - Worcester direct).
25 February 1995 :  Extra Saturday morning journey commenced

372/373 (Tunnel Hill - Upton -Worcester)
25 February 1995 :  Contract for early Saturday morning services gained from Midland Red West.
31 August 1996  : Early Saturday journeys lost to Midland Red West.  One Nsu evening jny from Worcester to Upton (372) commenced.

377 (Cheltenham - Malvern Link via Gloucester, Staunton, Eldersfield, Pendock, Welland and Hanley Swan, S) and 381 (Cheltenham - Malvern Link via Tewkesbury, Longdon, Upton and Hanley Swan, S)
21 February 1998 : Gained from Stagecoach Cheltenham District.  Diverted away from Murrell's End

380 (Great Malvern - Ashchurch, Dowtys, M-F)
1993 : Renumbered 981

383 (Pershore "PlumLine" Local Service, NSu)
28 May 1994 : Taken over from Ken Rose Coaches.

389 (Tewkesbury - Sledge Green - Tewkesbury, S)
30 April 1994 : Modified to omit Bushley, which is served by Churchdown.
27 September 1995 : Increased  to WS and diverted via Bushley in each direction, to replace Churchdown Coaches services 387 and 388 which were deregistered.
18 February 1998 : Lost to Young's Coaches.

393 (Worcester - Kempsey - Upton - Tewkesbury - Northway - Bishops Cleeve - Cheltenham, S)
25 February 1995 :  Commenced
30 September 1995 : Revised to operate via Tredington and Stoke Orchard between Tewkesbury and Bishop's Cleeve (not Pamington).
31 August 1996  : Deregistered

540 (Evesham - Tewkesbury)
September 1993 : One journey retimed and extended back to start at Prince Henry's High School, Evesham.
24 February 1996 : Completely revised, with additional journeys.  The service was extended back to run to and from the Railway Station at Evesham, and extended to Cheltenham, with most journeys via Coombe Hill and Uckington but certain journeys via Stoke Orchard, Tredington and Bishop's Cleeve.  The extensions to Tewkesbury replace Cresswell's additional journeys on 545, and the Stoke Orchard journeys replace journeys on the Tewkesbury - Cheltenham service.  One MTTh journey follows a most convoluted routeing, covering the 547 route after leaving Tewkesbury and running via Northway, Ashchurch and Aston Cross, then double-running to Kinsham and Bredon before continuing to Cheltenham via Bishop's Cleeve.  One Saturday journey inward to Evesham diverts via Ashton-under-Hill village to replace part of Midland Red West 539.
22 February 1997 : Revised . Only one mid-morning journey towards Cheltenham now runs as 545 via Kinsham, all other journeys serving Tewkesbury as 545 with most also serving Tredington and Stoke Orchard.  The Coombe Hill/Uckington route is no longer served.  A variety of routes is operated in Bishop's Cleeve, and one journey in each direction is extended on Schooldays to serve St. Edwards Schools in Cheltenham, replacing Swanbrook 847.
24 May 1997 : One bus working lost to Swanbrooks

545 (Evesham, Railway Station - Cheltenham via Ashton-under- Hill, Beckford, Bredon, Northway or Kinsham, Bishops Cleeve, NSu)
9 October 1996 : commenced, replacing the Springs service of about 15 years' standing.
22 February 1997 : Revised . Only one mid-morning journey towards Cheltenham now runs as 545 via Kinsham, all other journeys serving Tewkesbury as 545 with most also serving Tredington and Stoke Orchard.  The Coombe Hill/Uckington route is no longer served.  A variety of routes is operated in Bishop's Cleeve, and one journey in each direction is extended on Schooldays to serve St. Edwards Schools in Cheltenham, replacing Swanbrook 847.
24 May 1997 : One bus working lost to Swanbrooks

547 (Tewkesbury - Bredon Circular)
24 February 1996 : One MTTh journey replaced by 540, Pamington and Bredon's Norton now being served W only and Northway being served between Tewkesbury and Ashchurch.

556 (Peopleton - Pershore via Drakes Broughton, F)
26 April 1995 : Gained from John Speck Coaches.
24 February 1996 : Lost to Cresswell

563 (Pinvin - Ashchurch, Dowtys M-F)
2 January 1993 : Works journeys won from Midland Red West and added to the Schooldays Worcester - Bredon journeys
31 August 1996  :  Afternoon journeys diverted via Cherry Orchard and Mill Lane in Pershore,  partially replacing certain lightly-used journeys on 383
20 December 1996 : Reduced to run between Northway and Pershore only, the relevant school contract having been lost.

565 (Evesham -Worcester via Ashton-under-Hill, Elmley Castle, The Combertons, Wick, Pershore, Drakes Broughton, Spetchley and Ronkswood Hospital, W plus Evesham - Pershore via Cropthorne, Elmley Castle, The Combertons and Wick, F)
26 April 1995 : Gained from John Speck Coaches.
24 February 1996 : Lost to Cresswell

842 (Malvern, Chase High School to Malvern Link) (afternoons only Schooldays)
28 October 1996 : Commenced.  Provides a duplicate to other services.

878 (Malvern Link, Dyson Perrins School to West Malvern) (afternoons only Schooldays)
28 October 1996 : Gained from Smiths.

981 (Great Malvern - Ashchurch, Dowtys, M-F)
1993 : Renumbered from 380
 

Bowyers Coaches (Anning) of Peterchurch :

X39 Peterchurch to Hereford on Wednesdays only :
12 May 1993 : Service run for several years on a restricted basis for pensioners registered for operation on a limited stop basis.
5 January 1994 :  Increased to run WF with additional pick-ups in Kingstone and Clehonger. Peterchurch terminus actually Hinton.
 

Brimms of Evesham

517/518 (Evesham - Norton -Harvington, Sch Hols)
21 April 1992 : Won from Cresswell.
13 September 1992 :All operations ceased. Passed to Midland Red West.

519 Evesham - Harvington (Circular) via Lenchwick, Hipton Hill, Harvington, Norton back to Evesham: at 1815FS and 2200FS. Divert off line of route on request Started with RTDF grant
13 August 1988 : Commenced
1 February 1990 : Withdrawn

554 (Evesham - Badsey - Bretforton - Honeybourne, NSu).
21 April 1992 : Most won from Midland Red West. Midland Red West still runs a couple of Monday to Friday journeys.  The service now penetrates further in the Grove Estate at Honeybourne, and one Saturday trip diverts via Davies Road.
18 May 1992 : Extra journeys added
13 September 1992 :All operations ceased. Passed to Midland Red West.

558 (Inkberrow - The Lenches - Evesham, S)
21 April 1992 : Won from Midland Red West
13 September 1992 :All operations ceased. Passed to Midland Red West.

587 Evesham (High Street) - Davies Road Circular via Merstow Green, Abbey Road, Waterside, Avonside Hospital, Port Street, Broadway Road, Davies Road, Falkland Road (double-run to Cypruss Close), Davies Road, Cheltenham Road, Avonside Hospital and Merstow Green. 6 journeys Monday to Friday. Divert off line of route on request : Started with RTDF grant
25 July 1988 : Started
4 February 1989 : Extended back to start at the Railway Station and a Saturday service added.
19 March 1990 : Modified to run to and from the new Safeways Store and Charity Crescent. The service now runs in and out via Port Street and Broadway Road.
14 May 1991 : Extended to start from the new Tesco's Store in Evesham.
4 January 1992 : Curtailed to commence at Evesham Station (rather than Tesco's) again.  The timetable was also revised.
13 September 1992 :All operations ceased. Passed to Midland Red West.

588 Burford Gardens - Evesham (High Street) via North Road, Deacle Place, Burlingham Avenue, Offenham Road, Broadway Road, Davies Road, Cheltenham Road, Abbey Road : from Burford Gardens at 1920FS returning at 2150FS, the return journey continuing to Badsey on request. Divert off line of route on request : Started with RTDF grant
13 August 1988 : Commenced
1 February 1990 : Reduced to one inward journey on Saturday only
31 March 1990 : Last remaining journey withdrawn after operation on this date

589 Evesham (High Street) Nightrider at 2315MFS, 2400FS, to anywhere within Evesham Town and the villages of Wickhamford, Badsey, Bretforton, Honeybourne, Long Lartin, The Littletons, Cleeve Prior, Bidford and Offenham, on a demand-responsive basis. Divert off line of route on request : Started with RTDF grant
25 July 1988 : Commenced
1 February 1990 : Monday service withdrawn
22 September 1990 : Withdrawn after operation on this date

591 Rail Station - Waterside - Church Bank - New Road - Martin Avenue - Berryfield - Hampton, Evendene Road - Pershore Road - Abbey Road - Health Centre - Rail Station (2 journeys M-F)
14 August 1989 : Commenced, formerly part of 594
26 May 1990 : Acquired by N N Cresswell, following tendering.

593 Fairfield (Coopers Lane) - Evesham (High Street) via Four Pools, Fairfield Road, Battleton Road, Anne Crescent, Elizabeth Road, Fairfield Road, Cheltenham Road, Pershore Road, New Road, Peewit Road, School Road, Evendene Road, Berryfield Road, Pershore Road, Abbey Road: from Fairfield at 1905FS returning at 2140FS. Divert off line of route on request : Started with RTDF grant
13 August 1988 : Commenced
1 February 1990 : Withdrawn

594 (Evesham - Hampton / Fairfield Circulars, M-F)
24 July 1989 : Acquired ex-Goldstar.
 14 August 1989 : Split into two separate services, for 591 see above.  594 became Rail Station - Coopers Lane - Four Pools Road - Battleton Road - Ann Crescent - Charles Close - Fairfield Road - Cheltenham Road - Health Centre - Rail Station (2 journeys M-F).
26 May 1990 : Acquired by N N Cresswell, following tendering.

859 Broadway (Sandcroft Avenue) - Wickhamford - Davies Road - Evesham - Norton - Harvington - Iron Cross - Alcester (St Benedicts School)
3 January 1989 : school contract made available to the public.
3 September 1991 : Extended back to start at Willersey
5 May 1992 : Certain journeys diverted through the main street of Harvington village.
13 September 1992 :All operations ceased.  Passed to N N Cresswell

X28 (Stratford - Alcester - Redditch, Th)
3 January 1991 : Transferred from Anthonys Coaches, on retendering
20 February 1992 : Lost to David Grasby
 
 

Bromyard Omnibus Company (Martin J Perry) of Bromyard

37 (Ross - Hoarwithy - Hereford, NSu)
2 September 1995 : Gained from Phillips Coachways
31 August 1996 : Lost to H & H Motors

38 (Ross - Much Birch - Hereford)
2 September 1995 : Supplementary journeys operated by Phillips Coachways taken over
31 August 1996 : Lost to H & H Motors

400 (Bromyard town service from Pump Street via Post Office, Porthouse Farm Industrial Estate, Tenbury Road, Winslow Road, Flaggonners Green and Tower Hill back to Pump Street, NSu).
7 January 1991 : Commenced on , running 5 times with a morning peak journey operated in the opposite direction.
10 September 1991 : Reduced to 3 journeys only
6 January 1992 : Gained by Morris's Coaches.
21 April 1992 : Regained from Morris's Coaches, with minor route and timing alterations.

404 (Ullingswick - Little Cowarne - Pencombe - Bromyard)
21 April 1992 : Gained from Go Whittle, although this now operates on Fridays only and does not run as a circular.

405 (Bromyard - Hereford via Pencombe, Little Cowarne, Ullingswick, Preston Marsh and Withington Marsh)
29 May 1996 : Wednesday service gained from Midland Red West. Bromyard Omnibus already run the Friday service which operates between Ullingswick and Bromyard only.
30 August 1997 : Curtailed to start at Ullingswick

406 (Bromyard - Hereford via Pencombe, Ullingswick, Preston Marsh, Whitestone and Bartestree, M eves)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from Midland Red West
1 April 1996 : Extended to and from Hereford Leisure Pool , the extension being subsidised by Bromyard Town Council.
22 February 1997 : Withdrawn without replacement

418 (Bromyard - Hereford via Stoke Lacy, Withington Marsh, Whitestone and Bartestree, Th eves)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from Midland Red West
1 April 1996 : Extended to and from Hereford Leisure Pool , the extension being subsidised by Bromyard Town Council.

420 (Bromyard - Stoke Lacy - Burley Gate - Withington - Hereford)
28 June 1990 : Thursday evening journey introduced, partly replacing 981 (Ledbury - Bromyard - Hereford) (Th) of Smiths Motors.
3 January 1991 : Transferred to Midland Red West on retendering.

427 (Martley - Bromyard, Th)
21 April 1992 : Gained from Go Whittle and extended back to start at Lower Broadheath.
5 September 1994 : Schoolday Clifton-upon-Teme - Bromyard - Brockhampton journeys gained from Morris's Coaches
6 January 1997 :  School journeys  revised so as to operate to and from Bromyard via Brockhampton.

428 (Bromyard - Stanford Bishop - Acton Green - Suckley - Alfrick - Bransford - Leigh Sinton - Great Malvern, TF)
4 January 1991 : Experimental service commenced.
30 September 1991 : Retimed and reduced to Fridays only reflecting the use made of the service.
3 March 1995 : Lost to Smiths

469 (Bishops Frome - Bromyard, S)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from DRM Coaches
24 February 1996 : Incorporated in 673, q.v.

472 (Bosbury - Hereford via Castle Frome, Canon Frome, Stretton Grandison, Upper Egleton, Newtown and Shucknall, W)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from Yeomans Canyon Travel

481 (Bromyard - Thornbury -Grendon Bishop - Bredenbury - Bromyard, W)
22 April 1992 : New service started
29 May 1996 : Curtailed to start at Bredenbury.

672 (Newtown - Ledbury via Upper Egleton, Stretton Grandison, Canon Frome and Ashperton, F)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from Newbury Coaches.

673 (Bishops Frome - Ledbury via Castle Frome and Bosbury, F)
5 September 1994 : New contract gained from Newbury Coaches.
24 February 1996 : Saturday Bosbury - Ledbury service gained from Smith's Motors and extended back to commence at Bromyard via Bishop's Frome and Castle Frome, incorporating the existing 469 journeys between Bromyard and Bishop's Frome and renumbered from 680 as it coincides over most of the route with the Friday service already operated.
22 February 1997 : Saturday service withdrawn
 
 

Roy Browns Coaches of Builth Wells

445 (Rhayader - Hereford, MWFS)
4 January 1995 : Rhayader - Builth Wells section reduced to WS only, although a connection is offered at Builth from another service.
13 April 1996 : Curtailed on Saturdays to start at Llandrindod Wells, with a connection from Rhayader.
6 January 1997 : Monday service withdrawn
2 May 1997 : WF journeys diverted via Staunton-on-Wye, Bishopstone and Kenchester villages

446 Hereford and Eardisley via Letton (WF midday round trip)
2 May 1997 : Commenced, as partial replacement for the deregistration of most journeys on Yeomans 446.
 

Busy Bus of West Bromwich :

297 (Kidderminster - Bridgnorth via Trimpley, Arley and Alveley, NSu)
1 September 1997 :Off-peak service gained from Shropshire County Council

125 (Kiderminster - Bridgnorth via Highley)
1 September 1997 : Certain journeys gained from Go Whittle

Buzzways (McIlroy), formerly Communicare, of Sutton Coldfield :

175 (Wythall - Solihull, S)
8 June 1996 : Ceased,the contract having been relinquished, being taken over on a revised timetable by Midland Red North.

177 (Birmingham - Maypole - Truemans Heath - Wythall - Inkfrod Brook) (S)
6 January 1996 : Gained from Rover. The service now runs direct along Alcester Road South, omitting Highters Heath Lane (in line with the Midland Red West service).
2 March 1996 : Relinquished, passing to Cave's.

179 (Birmingham - Wythall ) (S)
6 January 1996 : Commenced
2 March 1996 : Ceased