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Centrebus Group-owned D&G Bus reintroduced a historic bus fleet name last week as it took over the reins of the Cannock depot from Arriva. Richard Sharman looks at the operation during its first week and finds out what customers in the area can look forward to as the brand develops

The middle of a pandemic seems a strange time to take over a depot, but the bus industry is known for its resilience and pandemic or not, the bus services are still operating to provide essential travel to key workers throughout Cannock, Stafford and beyond. So it’s by no means business as usual, but as the schools are not open it means a slightly reduced peak vehicle requirement (PVR) and less traffic, allowing for a slightly easier transition in terms of preparing vehicles and getting driving staff used to a new way of working.

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