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High Peak Buses Limited is a bus company based in Dove Holes, Derbyshire, formed in 2012.[1] It operates a mixture of local and long-distance commercial and subsidised public bus services in and around the Borough of High Peak, after which it is named.

High Peak Buses
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ParentCentrebus (50%)
Wellglade Group (50%)
Founded1 April 2012
HeadquartersDove Holes
Service areaDerbyshire
Greater Manchester
High Peak
Service typeBus services
DestinationsAshbourne, Buxton, Derby, Glossop, Hyde, Macclesfield, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Marple, Stockport
Depots1
Fleet48
Websitewww.highpeakbuses.com

HistoryEdit

In April 2012 Centrebus and Wellglade Group entered a 50/50 joint venture. This saw Bowers Coaches and Trentbarton's Buxton operations combined based at the latter's Dove Holes depot.[2][3]

 
TransPeak Optare Excel in Buxton in May 2012

Included were the Skyline 199 service from Buxton to Stockport and Manchester Airport and Transpeak from Nottingham through Derby to Manchester.[4][5] It has a fleet of 50 vehicles, which operates from the former Trent Barton depot at Dove Holes, and employs around 100 people.[6]

Most of the fleet has the standard blue and orange corporate Centrebus livery, although Skyline and Transpeak buses retain their red or green livery, respectively, previously used by Trentbarton.

ServicesEdit

The new company operates all services previously run by Bowers Coaches and the Buxton division of Trentbarton,[2] including the Skyline 199 service from Buxton to Stockport and Manchester Airport, and Transpeak from Derby, Belper, Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton. Other local services serve Glossop, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Ashbourne and Marple.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 7623806 High Peak Buses Limited
  2. ^ a b Wellglade/Centrebus join up in Buxton Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine busandcoach.com 24 May 2011
  3. ^ New bus operator hits the road Trentbarton
  4. ^ "trent barton – news". Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  5. ^ "The High Peak bus company. Trents Dove Holes and Bowers operations set to merge". Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  6. ^ "New High Peak bus company following merger". Buxton Advertiser. Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Timetables". Highpeakbuses.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014.

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