Fairbrothers Coaches to close – routes move to Warrington’s Own Buses

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Warrington’s Own Buses is taking over the school services and local bus routes of Fairbrothers Coaches after it decided to wind its business down.

In a statement on Facebook, David Fairbrother of Fairbrothers Coaches said: “It is with a heavy heart I announce that after 26 years of serving the Warrington area, Fairbrothers will no longer be operating. Due to personal reasons, we have had to scale down the business.”

David thanked Warrington’s Own Buses for its help and cooperation, and said it would take over all local and school services. He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our services over the years.”

David confirmed to CBW that Fairbrothers drivers are being TUPEd across to Warrington’s Own Buses.

Ben Wakerley, Managing Director of Warrington’s Own Buses, told CBW: “We have come to an agreement with Fairbrothers Ltd. We will be making sure all its school services run as normal and fares will be unaffected.

“We’re working with David to ensure as many jobs are secured as possible.”

Ben confirmed that the municipally-owned operator is taking on a single Volvo double-decker from Fairbrothers, but not the remainder of the fleet or the operator’s depot.

“We see these services as part of our ongoing growth and improvements in Warrington,” he added.