Berks, Bucks Buses and Beyond: Bus Operators in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1986-2010 (Paperback)

Berks, Bucks Buses and Beyond: Bus Operators in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1986-2010 By Matt Cooper Cover Image

Berks, Bucks Buses and Beyond: Bus Operators in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1986-2010 (Paperback)

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The operations of Aldershot & District and Thames Valley Omnibus Company were merged in 1972 to become Alder Valley under National Bus Company ownership.

In the run-up to privatization the two halves were split again; the Berks Bucks Bus Company was the official name of Alder Valley North, which was formed in 1986 and traded as The Bee Line. The book covers the geographic area of this operator but is not a specific history of the company.

Starting in Berkshire’s county town of Reading and traveling to destinations such as Newbury, Windsor and Maidenhead, the reader is then taken into Buckinghamshire travelling through High Wycombe and Aylesbury to Milton Keynes. Both counties have a very varied transport history, particularly in the post-deregulation era. This book gives a colorful snapshot of the area from 1986 through to the new millennium.

Many of the vehicle types and liveries, and even some operators, featured here are no longer with us today.
With a lifelong interest in transport, Matt Cooper has worked for bus and rail operators in the Midlands and on the south coast. This has led to involvement in vehicle preservation as well as transport photography.
Product Details ISBN: 9781398107861
ISBN-10: 1398107867
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: June 15th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English
'Even those who are not familiar with this part of the UK will find the content of this book fascinating and thus it is a volume that everyone will enjoy.', Bus Fayre, Summer 2023