McGill’s takes over two more operators

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McGill’s Buses has acquired the stage carriage routes of two Lanarkshire-based independent bus operators; Arthur’s Coaches and D.A. Coaches, for undisclosed sums.

The latest acquisitions will see McGill’s extend its Lanarkshire commercial network into Coatbridge, Chapelhall, Kirkintilloch and the Salsburgh areas. The operator will commence operation on its new routes on Monday, April 4, 2016, with all new services operating from the company’s Blantyre depot.

James Easdale, commenting on the recent deals, said: “We are delighted to have concluded these deals with Arthur’s Coaches and D.A. Coaches.

“Both companies have operated in the local area for a long time and built up a loyal customer base that we look forward to welcoming on board a McGill’s bus from Monday, April 4.”

Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGill’s, added: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

“From April 4, McGill’s will offer Lanarkshire-based customers – old and new – access to an enhanced network of co-ordinated services, quality buses and a super range of great value tickets.”

These two latest acquisitions follow last month’s purchase of McNairn Coaches and J.J. Travel (as reported in CBW1224).