THE

INDEPENDENT

BUS

GRENVILLE
MOTORS

SOA
SHROPSHIRE

READING
MAINLINE

BIRCH
BROS

SAFEGUARD
GUILDFORD

IMPERIAL
WINDSOR

CHAMBERS
OF BURES
KING
ALFRED

REDBRIDGE
& DISTRICT

GOLDEN
MILLER

BLAND
COTTESMORE

PROVINCIAL

THE INDEPENDENT BUS continues the theme that was started in our sister website COUNTRYBUS.  Many people - both inside the passenger road transport industry and outwith - have demonstrated an ongoing interest in the operations of the independent transport operator.  It might be a large and successful firm or a far more modest enterprise, perhaps with only one or a handful of vehicles. 

Here is and was to be found a certain freedom to choose a different way of doing things, often with a more personal touch closely attuned to the needs of both the passengers and the communities served. Those apparent differences might be in the choice of vehicles, the working practices, the routes operated, the ticketing or even the fares charged. The latter in many cases often proving to be relatively more affordable than those of the larger group companies. 

Some operators have a long history stretching back over the years, others were short lived.  In these pages we set out to celebrate and record some of those firms and businesses who were recognisably independent in so many different ways.
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If you have any information that you can add to the story of the operators described in these pages, please do email peterATcountrybusDOTcom

Latest updates to the site were made on 8th June 2014

THE

INDEPENDENT

BUS

GRENVILLE
MOTORS
PROVINCIAL
READING
MAINLINE

BIRCH
BROS

SAFEGUARD
GUILDFORD

IMPERIAL
WINDSOR

CHAMBERS
OF BURES
KING
ALFRED

REDBRIDGE
& DISTRICT

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COUNTRYBUS