Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Crosville Motor Services

From Graces Guide

1930 New company incorporated to carry on the businesses of Crosville Motor Co, Holyhead Motor Co and U. N. U. Motor Services, recently carried on by London, Midland and Scottish Railway and Llandudno Coaching and Carriage Co[1]. The LMSR would then close branch lines in Wales for which a replacement bus service would be provided by the company[2]

c.1932 Acquired by Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co[3]

1948 Part of Tilling Motor Services. Nationalised; acquired by the British Transport Commission

1972 Part of the National Bus Co

1989 Acquired by the Drawlane Transport Group[4]. Drawlane split the Crosville Company in a reorganisation of Drawlane's interests in the North-West. The company would retain depots in Birkenhead, Chester and Northwich. The Crewe and Etruria depots were transferred to Midland Red North. The Runcorn and Warrington depots were moved to North Western. The Manchester operations were transferred to Bee Line Buzz. The company was renamed Crosville Wales

1990 The name of Drawlane was changed to North British Bus Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 17, 1930
  2. The Times Aug. 30, 1930
  3. The Times Feb. 12, 1932
  4. Commercial Motor 2nd November 1989
  • companies house filings