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Rogers Coaches, Graigfechan

It is with sadness that I report that Rogers Coaches of Graigfechan near Ruthin has ceased trading at the end of March. Kevin Rogers took over the business when his father, Eric Rogers, died at a too young age of 60 in April 2011. Having run the business for nearly two years Kevin has decided to pack in.

All work - mainly school contracts - have now been taken over by GHA Coaches and the staff involved are now employed by them. Only one vehicle may be transferring to GHA - S490UAK - Mercedes Benz 0814D / Plaxton - C29F.

Two others have been sold - M865ATC Mercedes Benz 709D / Plaxton B22F is with an operator in Glasgow and M324KRY Volvo B10M-62 / Jonckheere has been sold to an operator in York (no details of these operators I am afraid).

The three remaining vehicles in the fleet, LIB8920, XIL3673 and Y722HWT are currently all on sale on e-bay.

The full fleet before trading ceased can be seen here


Townlynx, Greenfield

The latest ex Irish vehicle to join the fleet is 00-C-31053 a Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown B45F - new in Aug 2000 to Bus Eireann VWL116.

ex Dubin Bus 01D10041 has been now been registered to Y969WDM but is not yet in service.

Of the ex Irish 7 Volvo / Wright Crusaders to join the fleet only W173XMA (ex VWM5) is currently in service. W176XMA has been in service but now has a blown engine.

The 4 Volvo / Wright Crusaders which joined the fleet from Transdev Harrogate are still in their former livery and W606CWX has not yet seen service. The work undertaken by the former Enviro 200's (now with First) is being undertaken by the former Transdev Crusaders W602/3/4CWX with W173XMA. Also the ex Arriva Merseyside Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance L506TKA is seeing quite a bit of service promoted from its former school bus role.

Photos of the fleet can be seen here


Pats Coaches, Southsea, Wrexham

YN13AWP - Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther 2 - C40Ft - joined the fleet on 30th March and has constantly seen service since. It is in the Leger Silver Service livery

LIL8045 Van Hool T815 (previously G451XHW) and ex Straffords has left the fleet for a Wolverhampton operator. It is likely to donate parts and then be scrapped.


Allman Saltney

This operator, who mainly has a school contract in the Chester area, has recently acquired JIG1349 a Mercedes Benz / Plaxton Cheetah - C33F which he currently refurbishing and whilst this will replace his existing bus N480KPP a Mercedes Benz 814D with unusual Lancaster Carriage Builders body the latter will probably remain as a spare.


Ron

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I have a website which looks at the bus and coach operators in North East Wales. There are current fleetlists for all operators and most have a full historic fleet list.
Included are current depot fleet lists for Arriva Cymru. There are also a number of ceased opertators with historic fleet lists including the GHA Group
The address and a link is www.Ronsbusesandcoaches.com
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