SP4540 : Midland Red bus at Banbury

taken 14 days ago, near to Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Midland Red bus at Banbury
Midland Red bus at Banbury
A modern vehicle painted in Midland Red livery emerges from West Bar Street to negotiate the roundabout at Banbury Cross. This is part of the celebration of 100 years of Midland Red buses in Banbury. Nowadays the company trades as Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, and is a part of the Stagecoach empire, but legally the operating company is Midland Red (South) ltd.

Midland Red actually started life in 1904 as the Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Company Ltd, gradually building up a vast network of bus services across the Midland counties. The break up of this network began in 1973 when services operating wholly within West Midlands county were transferred to the passenger transport executive (WMPTE). Eight years later the National Bus Company split what was left into four bus operating companies which included Midland Red (South) whose network was mainly in Warwickshire but also included the Banbury area. Subsequent privatisation led eventually to acquisition by Stagecoach and Banbury's buses now normally carry the standard Stagecoach livery.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bus 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4530 4040 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.6081N 1:20.4408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4529 4039
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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