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Walton Swift in liquidation

Preston-based operator Walton Swift Ltd has gone into liquidation. The firm, which operated from Longridge Road, provided bus and coach private hire for a range of customers including schools and professional football clubs.

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Optare will no longer go Solo

Optare is to end production of the original Solo design and continue with the later developed SR model only. First introduced 14 years ago, the Solo has sold over 4,000 units including those for export […]

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ADL ends interest in Optare takeover

Bus maker Alexander Dennis (ADL) has ended its brief skirmish with India’s Ashok Leyland for control of rival firm Optare. ADL, which is backed by Stagecoach founder and chief executive Sir Brian Souter, walked away […]

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Ashok Leyland boosts stake in Optare

ADL considers a takeover after Optare refinancing agreement is announced Ashok Leyland has increased its stake in Optare plc to 75.1% as part of a refinancing agreement. Optare approved the deal conditional to the outcome […]

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Arriva and King Long co-operating over buses

Partnership aims to develop new vehicles for Arriva’s UK and European bus operations Arriva’s UK Bus and Mainland Europe divisions are entering a ‘co-operation agreement’ with King Long, China’s largest bus exporter. The partnership will […]

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Green award for Arriva Merseyside

Arriva Merseyside has won the silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The award, part of the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest firms, councils and communities, is shared with St Johns and Clayton […]