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Stratford Blue turns Red

18th December 1970
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Page 31, 18th December 1970 — Stratford Blue turns Red
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• Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Ltd, and Neath and Cardiff Luxury Coaches Ltd are two undertakings affected by the latest economy measures to be introduced by the National Bus Company.

The former company, whose fleet of 44 buses and coaches operates under the fleet name Stratford Blue, will he absorbed into the organization of Midland Red, its parent company, by the end of the year. The two garages at Stratford and Kineton will be transferred to the Midland Red South Division under the control of Mr G. H. Marchant, divisional manager. Stratford Blue has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Midland Red since 1935, and has a staff of 116.

Neath and Cardiff's depot at Briton Ferry. Neath. will close down early next year, although the main service operated by the company. an express route from Swansea to Cardiff, will continue operating under the Neath and Cardiff fleet name. The 13 vehicles and road staff necessary to operate this service will be transferred to the Coach Station. Singleton Street, Swansea. Eight coaches will be based at Ravenhill. Swansea, and will be used for tours and private hire work.


People: G. H. Marchant
Locations: Cardiff, Neath

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