Oxford and South Midland Buses

Oxford and South Midland Buses

Berks, Bucks Buses and Beyond

Bus Operators in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1986-2010

Publication Date15th March 2023

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

With a wealth of images, a nostalgic look back at buses around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire since deregulation in 1986.
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ISBN
9781398107861

The operations of Aldershot & District and Thames Valley Omnibus Company were merged in 1972 to become Alder Valley under National Bus Company ownership. In the run-up to privatisation the two halves were split again; the Berks Bucks Bus Company was the official name of Alder Valley North, which was formed in 1986 and traded as The Bee Line. The book covers the geographic area of this operator but is not a specific history of the company.


Starting in Berkshire’s county town of Reading and traveling to destinations such as Newbury, Windsor and Maidenhead, the reader is then taken into Buckinghamshire travelling through High Wycombe and Aylesbury to Milton Keynes. Both counties have a very varied transport history, particularly in the post-deregulation era.


This book gives a colourful snapshot of the area from 1986 through to the new millennium. Many of the vehicle types and liveries, and even some operators, featured here are no longer with us today.

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