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Bath Bus Company[1] is an English open top bus operator operating in Bath and Cardiff. It is a subsidiary of the RATP Group.

Contents

1 History 2 Services 3 Fleet 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Alexander ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL
Volvo B7TL
on an 'Air Decker' service in Bath in 2015

Bath Bus Company
Bath Bus Company
was formed in May 1997 by Martin Curtis and three other former Badgerline
Badgerline
managers. It commenced operating open top tours in Bath with Bristol
Bristol
VRTs and an AEC Routemaster. It diversified into the operation of tendered services. In 1999, Bath Bus Company became a City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing
franchisee.[2] In June 2004, the business was purchased by Ensignbus, who transferred its existing City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing
operations in Cardiff, Eastbourne
Eastbourne
and Windsor to become part of Bath Bus Company.[3][4] In February 2011, the business was purchased by the RATP Group.[2][5][6] On 21 November 2014, the company began a service between Bristol
Bristol
and Bath using the country's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste. The biomethane gas is generated at Bristol
Bristol
sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, which is run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water.[7] Services[edit] As well as open top bus tours in Bath, Cardiff
Cardiff
and Windsor, Bath Bus Company operates a service from Bath to Bristol
Bristol
Airport branded as Air Decker.<ref>Airport Service Archived 16 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Fleet[edit] As at October 2014, the fleet consisted of 36 buses.[2] References[edit]

^ Companies House extract company no 329006 Bath Bus Company
Bath Bus Company
Limited ^ a b c "In Focus: Bath Bus Company" Buses issue 716 November 2014 page 81 ^ Martin Curtis: Top draw sightseeing in Bath Bus & Coach Professional 30 August 2006 ^ The History of Ensignbus
Ensignbus
Ensignbus ^ Tour de France: city bus firm bought by European business Bath Chronicle 2 March 2011 ^ RATP Dev announces the acquisition of the Original Tour RATP Group 11 September 2014 ^ "UK's first 'poo bus' goes into service between Bristol
Bristol
and Bath". BBC News. 21 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bath Bus Company
Bath Bus Company
at Wikimedia Commons Official website

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Bus operators in South East England

Berkshire

Arriva Shires & Essex Bath Bus Company Courtney Buses First Berkshire
Berkshire
& The Thames Valley Fleet Buzz Reading Buses Stagecoach South Thamesdown Transport Thames Travel The Green Bus Wilts & Dorset

Buckinghamshire

Arriva Shires & Essex Carousel Buses First Berkshire
Berkshire
& The Thames Valley Stagecoach East

East Sussex

Arriva Southern Counties Bath Bus Company Brighton & Hove Compass Travel Cuckmere Buses Metrobus Renown Coaches Southdown PSV Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
East

Hampshire

AMK Group Bluestar Damory First Hampshire
Hampshire
& Dorset Reading Buses Stagecoach South Unilink Wilts & Dorset Xelabus

Isle of Wight

Southern Vectis

Island Breezers

Kent

Arriva Southern Counties Chalkwell Coaches The Kings Ferry Metrobus Nu-Venture Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
East

Stagecoach in East Kent

Sullivan Buses Southdown PSV

Oxfordshire

Arriva Shires & Essex Oxford Bus Company Reading Buses Stagecoach Oxfordshire

Oxford Tube

Thamesdown Transport Thames Travel

Surrey

Abellio Surrey Arriva Guildford & West Surrey Arriva London Compass Travel First Berkshire
Berkshire
& The Thames Valley London General Metrobus Safeguard Coaches Southdown PSV Stagecoach South Sullivan Buses The Green Bus

West Sussex

Arriva Southern Counties

Arriva Guildford & West Surrey New Enterprise Coaches

Brighton & Hove Compass Travel Tellings-Golden Miller Minerva Accord Metrobus Southdown PSV Stagecoach South The Big Lemon

National

Megabus National Express

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Bus operators in South West England

Bristol

CT Plus First West of England South Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
Bus & Coach Stagecoach West Wessex Bus

Cornwall

First South West Plymouth Citybus Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
West

Devon

The Buses of Somerset Plymouth Citybus Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
West

Dorset

The Buses of Somerset First Hampshire
Hampshire
& Dorset Yellow Buses Wilts & Dorset

Gloucestershire

First West of England Stagecoach West Thamesdown Transport Wessex Bus

Somerset

Bakers Dolphin Bath Bus Company Bugler Coaches The Buses of Somerset Crosville Motor Services Damory Coaches First Hampshire
Hampshire
& Dorset First West of England Quantock Motor Services South West Coaches Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
West Wessex Bus

Wiltshire

Connect2Wiltshire First West of England Stagecoach West Thamesdown Transport Wilts & Dorset

National

Megabus National Express

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Bus operators in Wales

Companies

Arriva Buses Wales Bath Bus Company Cardiff
Cardiff
Bus Edwards Coaches First Cymru Lloyds Coaches NAT Group Newport Bus Richards Bros Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South
Wales Tanat Valley Coaches

Long-distance

Megabus National Express TrawsCymru

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RATP Group

Europe

AMT Genova Ixxi Montmartre Funicular Noctilien Orlyval Paris Métro RATP Bus Réseau Express Régional Tramways in Île-de-France

United Kingdom

Bath Bus Company RATP Dev London

London Sovereign London United Quality Line

The Original Tour Yellow Buses

Africa

Algiers Metro Casablanca Tramway Gautrain Sidi Bel Abbès Tramway

Asia

RATP Dev Transdev Asia
RATP Dev Transdev Asia
(50%)

Hong Kong Tramways Manila Light Rail Mumbai Metro Seoul Subway

North America

DC

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