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A contrast between 1956 Leyland Titan PD2 JBN153 and SO19MVY, one of the Wrightbus Streetdecks which was introduced when Diamond Bus North West took over First’s Bolton depot last year. JONATHAN WELCH

Six months after taking over Bolton depot, Diamond Bus North West has made changes, with more to come, including a fleet of 128 new buses, reports Jonathan Welch

At a special event for media, stakeholders and other interested parties on Tuesday 18 February, Rotala-owned Diamond North West reflected on the first half-year of ownership of the former First Manchester depot in Bolton, and laid out some of its plans for the year ahead. It would be fair to say that Rotala’s take-over of the former First operations didn’t get off to the best start, with reports locally of driver shortages affecting services, and at this event and open day the company wanted to show that it is working towards putting things right, and turning the operation around into one which the town can again be proud of.

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