People Movers Banned for no show

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In July this year, the TC refused to grant the operator’s application to cancel two local bus routes which had only been registered 16 days previously. With the operator having ignored the TC’s requirement to continue running the services until the expiry of the 56-day notice period, the firm was summoned to a Public Inquiry (PI). GARETH EVANS

West Midlands Traffic Commissioner Nick Denton revokes O-licence of North Warwickshire Travel Ltd, trading as People Movers and disqualifies Michael James as a Transport Manager

A failure to operate local bus services in accordance with the law was among the factors which led to the revocation of Midlands operator’s O-licence by Nick Denton, Traffic Commissioner (TC) for the West Midlands.

North Warwickshire Travel Ltd, trading as People Movers, which is based off Kisses Barn Lane, Warton, near Tamworth, holds a standard international passenger vehicle O- licence (PD1063541) for six vehicles. The licence was granted in August 2006, when the company’s name was D & DH Transport Services Ltd. The sole director of the company is Michael James, who is also the nominated Transport Manager (TM) on the licence.

According to Companies House records, D & DH Transport Services Ltd changed its name to North Warwickshire Travel Ltd on August 30, 2017. This information was communicated by the company to the Central Licensing Office (CLO) in Leeds on September 6, 2017.


On July 17, 2017 the bus registration team in Leeds received three short notice applications from the operator to vary local Tamworth service 12 (Tamworth – Amington) and to cancel local services 15 (Tamworth – Hurley) and 66 (Tamworth – Dordon). The request was for the variation and cancellation to take effect the same day. The three services in question had been registered with effect from July 1, 2017. The reason for the short notice request was unforeseen staff shortages.[…]

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