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Stagecoach West

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Stagecoach West[1] is a bus operator providing services in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and South Herefordshire. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach.


Stagecoach Gold liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 in September 2009

In 1983, Bristol Omnibus Company's Gloucestershire based operations were transferred to the Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company.[2] In 1985 the National Bus Company's Swindon and District operation was transferred to Cheltenham & Gloucester. In 1986, all the assets were transferred to a new legal entity, Western Travel.[1]

In 1986, Western Travel was privatised in a management buyout and in December 1987 purchased Midland Red South.[3] In 1993, Western Travel purchased City Circle of Gloucester before being sold to Stagecoach in November 1993.[4][5]

In 1988, National Welsh Omnibus Services was privatised in a management buyout. After being placed in receivership in January 1992, the eastern division was purchased by Stagecoach South Wales. After the Western Travel purchase, the Wye & Dean operations were transferred to Stagecoach West.

In more recent years the operation was split into different divisions:

  • Stagecoach in Cheltenham
  • Stagecoach in the Cotswolds
  • Stagecoach in Gloucester
  • Stagecoach in Swindon
  • Stagecoach in Wye & Dean

More recently all have been combined as Stagecoach West.


Stagecoach West operate five depots:[6]


Stagecoach West mainly operates services across Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire and Wiltshire, although some services serve a wide range of areas, these include places as far as Hereford, Monmouth and Oxford.

The Gloucester routes 1, 2/2a, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12/12A

Routes 10 Cheltenham to Lower Tuffley, 66 between Swindon and Oxford, and 94 Cheltenham to Gloucester are operated as Stagecoach Gold services.


In August 2013 the fleet consisted of 233 buses and coaches.[7]

See also


External links

  • Company website
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