Oxford and South Midlands Buses (Paperback)

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Oxford and South Midlands Buses (Paperback)

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Heralded as one of the best examples in the bus and coach industry of deregulation working to almost textbook fashion, Oxford has enjoyed an excellent and dynamic transport system. This historic city famed for its university colleges and ‘dreaming spires’ had City of Oxford Motor Services (COMS) as its established bus operator. Under National Bus Company ownership the operations of South Midland were added and the name changed to Oxford South Midland. Separated prior to privatisation, South Midland would take the county depots and Oxford the city and interurban network. However both would continue to operate coach services to London via the M40 motorway or along the Thames Valley. This book also looks at a selection of other operators running in the county, as well as those of neighbouring counties such as Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The Stagecoach Group gained a significant presence in the area whose local division was for a time entitled South Midland encompassing part of the once mighty Midland Red.Photographs included here were captured between 1986 and 2010 and feature numerous vehicle types, liveries and operators.
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: 9781398111189
ISBN-10: 139811118X
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English