Britain's Buses (Vol 8)
The eighth in this popular series looks at independent bus operators around Britain — past and present — and the great variety of vehicles that they have operated.
In the years when most services were provided either by state-owned companies or corporations and transport executives, these were the fleets that stood apart, often running distinctive vehicles bought new or second-hand from the larger undertakings.
Privatisation in the 1980s created new independents and opportunities for the established ones to grow bigger.
Many have since been absorbed by the new groups that have emerged from the consolidation of the industry in the decades since then. We look at examples of all of them - the ones that have gone but are remembered fondly, the newer ones that have come and gone, and those still in business in 2023.
Expected Release Date: 12th October 2023