B10M T9 Gets Re-Energised Operator Back On The Road

Some of you may recognise the chap in this photo. No, not our Darren but James Mills. James was one of two brothers who inherited the Yorkshire Rose business following the sudden passing of their father a few years ago. However, James took the decision to leave the business in the capable hands of his brother David and left the industry. As we all know the coach industry has a way of dragging you back eventually and James is no exception. He has recently gained his own operators licence and has commenced operation in Barnsley as Red Mills Coaches. During his search for a good reasonably priced reliable coach he stumbled across this former Shearings Volvo B10M Van Hool T9 Alizee which was perfect for getting him up and running. James recently collected the coach which he purchased from established operator Meredith’s Coaches of Malpas in Cheshire. Hopefully [...]

We were recently contacted by Richard Bibby of Abacus Travel Services of Urmston, Greater Manchester who had a requirement for a nice. clean, tidy 16 seater. We managed to source one right on his doorstep in Chadderton. Jim McDowell who had run Tewmax Mini Travel had decided to retire. He only had one vehicle, this 2008 Sprinter 16 seater which he’d had from new. Being an owner driver he had kept the little coach in tip top condition, and it has only recently had a new engine fitted. It was perfect for Abacus so a deal was quickly struck and the vehicle collected and taken off to it’s new home across Manchester where it will spend most of it’s life servicing a number of hotels around Manchester Airport. Thanks to Richard for the business and to Jim for making the vehicle available at short notice and presenting it [...]

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