Thursday, 1 August 2013

EYMS sell Finglands Bus Operations

First Group has today announced the purchase of the bus operations of EYMS Group owned Finglands for £50,000, subject to Office for Fair Trading Approval. Finglands currently operates in south Manchester and their operations will be incorporated into First Manchester.

The deal includes existing service registrations, approximately 100 staff and the lease on the existing Wilmslow Road, Rusholme depot. Not included are the coach opeations or any vehicles, though some maybe used temporarily by First. This could (i.e. me speculating) create opportunities for cascades to EYMS enabling the EYMS bus fleet to become fully low-floor.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your not the only one who thinks EYMS could be transferring the low floor buses over.

Someone has pointed out, over on the omnibuses blog, the EYMS fleet has 40 step entrance buses. Finglands has 36 Low Floor buses.

Anonymous said...

It was reported in one of the Manchester area bulletins that Finglands lost nearly £250,000 in the past financial year.

John K. said...

Sorry to see EYMS pulling out of Manchester. As a Hull born guy, I was proud to travel on the Finglands buses since I moved to Manchester in 1994. Rival buses on the Wilmslow Road run are often timetabled within 2 minutes of each other and bus pass sensors did not appear to be fitted to Fingland's buses, reasons for losses?

john wright said...

Sorry to see EYMS pulling out of Manchester. As a Hull born guy, I was proud to travel on the Finglands buses since I moved to Manchester in 1994. Rival buses on the Wilmslow Road run are often timetabled within 2 minutes of each other and bus pass sensors did not appear to be fitted to Fingland's buses, reasons for losses?