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Delaine Buses

Delaine Buses
East Lancs Olympus bodied Volvo B9TL
in April 2007
Parent Delaine-Smith family
Founded 1890
Headquarters Bourne
Service area Peterborough
Service type Bus services
Fleet 23 (September 2013)
Website www.delainebuses.co.uk
Traditional Delaine cast fleetname

Delaine Buses[1] is a bus operator based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • Fleet 3
  • Gallery 4
  • See also 5
  • Further reading 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

In 1890 William Smith began a horse drawn passenger service. After a taxi operation commenced in 1910, a 14-seat Ford Model T bus was purchased in 1919 and services commenced to Grantham, Spalding and Stamford. In May 1941 the business was incorporated.[2][1]

Services

As at October 2013 Delaine Buses operated eight bus routes.[3]

Fleet

From the 1930s to the 1990s, the majority of vehicles in the Delaine fleet were of Bedford or Leyland manufacture.[4] Since 1995 Delaine has standardised on Volvos with East Lancs body, followed by switching over to Wrights in 2009 after East Lancs has merged with Optare.[5]

As of September 2014 the fleet consisted of 26 buses.[6] A heritage fleet is also maintained.[7]

Gallery

See also

Further reading

  • Moore, Peter (2010). Delaine - 120 Years of Service. Venture Publications.  

References

  1. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 367317 Delaine Buses Limited
  2. ^ The Company History Delaine Buses
  3. ^ Timetables Delaine Buses
  4. ^ Fleet List (1919 - 2013)
  5. ^ Delaine Buses switches to Wrightbus busandcoach.com 26 September 2011
  6. ^ Current Fleet List Delaine Buses
  7. ^ Heritage Fleet List Delaine Buses

External links

  • Company website
  • Gallery
  • Flickr gallery
  • Showbus gallery
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