PMT snaps up last of Crosville
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• The Drawlane Group has sold Crosville Motor Services to PMT of Stoke-on-Trent.
The Chester-based subsidiary's break-up began last November, when its profitable operations were transferred to other Drawlane Group companies, leaving just over a third of the 500-vehicle company, with operations at Chester, Northwich and Birkenhead.
After looking for buyers, the Drawlane Group has transferred the Northwich depot and 40 vehicles to Liverpool-based subsidiary North Western. The Chester and Birkenhead depots, 150 buses and an outstation at Ellesmere Port go to PMT, which already runs a small operation at Moreton in Wirral.
PMT plans to retain the Crosville name and will be revising operations, to make them profitable. North Western, which has already taken on former Crosville services at Warrington and Runcorn, intends to integrate Northwich into its growing Cheshire operations,