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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OPERATORS : LETTER G

G & G of Leamington :



X21 (Coventry - Leamington - Warwick - Stratford - Mickleton - Chipping Campden -Broadway - Winchcombe - Cheltenham, Th)

25 July 1991: Started, running until 29 August only.

X22 (Leamington Spa - Warwick - Alveston - Stratford-upon-Avon - Chipping Campden - Broadway - Evesham - Worcester, W)

22 July 1992: Started, running until until 2 September 1992 only





Galdeford Project Taxibus :



738 (Ludlow - Knighton via Bromfield, Leintwardine, Brampton Bryan) (M-F evg pk run)

30 May 1989: RTDF-funded scheme commenced

4 December 1989 : Curtailed at Bucknell and retimed

18 September 1990 : Withdrawn



735 (Brimfield - Ludlow via Orleton, Bircher, Mortimers Cross, Aymestrey, Wigmore, Leinthall Starks, Elton and Aston) (TTh, Brimfield - Wigmore T only)

30 May 1989: RTDF-funded scheme commenced

18 September 1990 : Withdrawn





Goldstar Ring-a-Ride (Taylor) of Evesham :



Evesham Health Centre - Bus Station - Church Street - Fairfield - Charles Close - Avonside Hospital - Abbey Road - Health Centre - Evesham Bus Station (Hourly, M-F mornings)

1 September 1988 : Commenced(RTDF funded)

21 July 1989 : Withdrawn



Evesham Health Centre - Bus Station - Church Street - Fairfield - Charles Close - Hampton - School Road - Abbey Road - Health Centre - Evesham Bus Station (Hourly, M-F mornings)

1 September 1988 : Commenced (RTDF funded)

21 July 1989 : Withdrawn



Evesham Bus Station - Deacle Place - Offenham - North Littleton - Bretforton - Badsey - Wickhamford - Church Street - Avonside Hospital - Evesham Post Office (2 jnys, M-F mornings)

12 September 1988 : Commenced (RTDF funded)

14 March 1989 : Withdrawn due to poor patronage.



Evesham Bus Station - Hampton - Charlton - Cropthorne - Pershore - Spetchley Crossroads - Newtown & Ronkswood Hospitals - Worcester Royal Infirmary - Worcester Eye Hospital (2 jnys, Daily afternoons)

13 September 1988 : Commenced (RTDF funded)

21 July 1989 : Withdrawn



Evesham Health Centre - Post Office - Norton - Lenchwick - Church Lench - Atch lench - Lenchwick - Norton -Goodalls Garage - Evesham Health Centre (2 jnys M-F mornings)

12 September 1988 : Commenced (RTDF funded)

14 March 1989 : Withdrawn due to poor patronage.





David Grasby of Oxhill :



228 (Stratford - Redditch via Wilmcote, Aston Cantlow, Little Alne, Great Alne, Alcester, Kings Coughton, Studley and Crabbs Cross, with positioning extension to/from Kineton via Butlers Marston, Pillerton, Ettington, Wellesbourne, Charlecote and Hampton Lucy, Th)

20 February 1992 : Gained from Brimms

19 April 1993 : Ceased when an improved Stratford Blue service started.





Eric Green of Aston Ingham



Aston Ingham - Linton - Bromsash - Rushall - Ross-on-Wye (Th)

1 June 1986 : Diverted via Rudhall

1 June 1989: Acquired by Smiths Motors from following tendering.



Ross-on-Wye - Merrivale Circular (Th)

1 June 1989 : Withdrawn, replaced by diversion of services on Dukes Travel Lydbrook - Howle Hill - Ross-on-Wye (TThS) service.





Greystone Coachways (Griffin) of Lydbrook :



Llangrove - Glewstone - Ross-on-Wye (Sch)

October 1985 : Lost to Martins





Grindle's Coaches of Cinderford :



30 (Ruardean - Howle Hill - Coughton Corner - Ross, TTh)

7 January 1992 : Gained from Soudley Valley Coaches The Th journey on 30 runs via Forest Green.

13 April 1993 : Lost to A H Martin and Sons



32 (Symonds Yat - Llangrove - Ross-on-Wye, T)

7 January 1992 : Gained from Soudley Valley Coaches The Th journey on 30 runs via Forest Green.

13 April 1993 : Lost to Blue Line Coaches





Guide Friday of Stratford-upon-Avon :



Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddington (GWR Railway) via Mickleton, Weston-sub-edge, Willersey, Broadway (Bury End, Stanton, Stanway House, Toddington loop) (Summ SSuBH + Daily in July & August)

18 April 1987 : Commenced

10 July 1988 : Registration cancelled