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Importer buys Yelloway

20th July 1985, Page 24
20th July 1985
Page 24
Page 24, 20th July 1985 — Importer buys Yelloway
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NEOPLAN agent Carlton PSV Sales has bought the old established operation of Yelloway Motor Services of Rochdale and already the operator's all-British vehicle policy has ended.

Three 77-seat doubledecker Neoplan Skyliners were placed in service on the company's West of England express services on July 5, the first day in new ownership.

The Yelloway fleet includes 56 single-deck coaches, mainly Plaxtons-bodied AEC Reliance, Leyland Leopards and Tigers. The inisiness also includes six retail travel outlets and three operating depots.

The company and its subsidiaries were acquired by Carlto-n from Hubert Allen, who has been chairman and general manager since his father, Herbert Allen, died in 1956.

Mr Allen is to continue as a . part-time consultant with the operation, but day to day running will be the responsibility of Geoffrey Steel, who becomes general manager.

Carlton plans to continue with the traditional and suCcessful network of Yelloways services.


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