Go-Ahead Expands Presence with Acquisition of Four Regional Coach Companies

Sun 26th May 2024
Go Ahead Expands Presence With Acquisition Of Four Regional Coach Companies

The Go-Ahead Group is proud to announce the acquisition of four regional coach companies, marking a significant expansion in the North East and West Yorkshire. The acquisition includes Procters Coaches in North Yorkshire, Compass Royston serving Stockton, Middlesbrough & Teesside, Esk Valley operating in North and East Riding of Yorkshire, and Fourway Coaches in West Yorkshire.

With approximately 200 new employees, including 140 skilled drivers, and a fleet of 140 vehicles spread across five depots, this acquisition significantly strengthens Go-Ahead's foothold in the region and continues to build key relationships with local authorities and commercial partners.

Ben Gilligan, Managing Director for East Yorkshire Buses said: "We are excited to welcome these reputable companies into the Go-Ahead family, this acquisition represents a milestone in our growth journey, allowing us to expand our operations across a broader geography in Yorkshire."

The acquisition builds upon Go-Ahead's existing operations in the region, complementing the success of East Yorkshire Buses. Over recent years, East Yorkshire Buses has expanded its geographical footprint with notable contracts, including JustGo North Lincs in 2020 and more recently the North Riding services operating in North Yorkshire, demonstrating a record of success in regional expansion.

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