Q takes on Alder Valley
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• Q Drive bought Alder Valley this week from The Frontsource Group in a deal involving 200 PSVs, Alder Valley's Aldershot depot, head office and engineering workshops, plus sites at Cranleigh, Guildford, Hindhead and Woking.
Q Drive, formed in Decem ber 1987 to buy The Bee Line (The Berks Bus Company) from the National Bus Company, says the acquisition, which includes Buslines of Iselworth, will help spread overhead expenditure and minimise county council support by improving efficiency. Len Wright, chairman of Q Drive, says he will continue to operate Alder Valley as a separate company. "Alder Valley Engineering would be subject to some changes but its commercial work outside the bus business will be retained and developed," he states.