Heritage operator expanding

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A former assistant operations manager with Go-Ahead London who owns a heritage bus operation and classic vehicle restoration firm says business is expanding on all fronts, reports Nick Larkin

James Thorpe bought the Vintage Red Bus company in 2017, followed by Ward Jones of High Wycombe last year. “I’d grown up with buses and coaches – and always had an interest in older vehicles,” James explained. He bought 1953 former London Transport AEC RF512 (registration MXX489) in 2013 with the intention of hiring the vehicle out.

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