Transdev Blazefield Buses (Amberley)

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Blazefield Holdings was a commercial operator of bus services that commenced operations in 1991. Its origins can be traced back mainly to the West Yorkshire Road Car Company, formerly a major bus operator in West Yorkshire and part of the National Bus Company. At the time of its formation, Blazefield also had a couple of small operating units in Cambridge and London.

From the beginning Blazefield took a positive approach to promoting their services, not least with the introduction of clear route branding and a simple livery. The Volvo chassis range and Wrightbus bodywork were the standard for the group. Large-scale expansion came in 2001 with the surprise acquisition of the former Stagecoach East Lancashire operation.

Continuing growth made Blazefield a prime target for some of the larger transport groups and in 2006 the company was sold to French transport conglomerate, Transdev. The new owner stayed true to the strong-brand philosophy and has overseen the growth of several local identities in recent years, becoming a leading force in modern-day bus operation.

Transdev Blazefield Buses contains over 180 colour photographs illustrating how the company has progressed from its formation in 1991 until the beginning of the 2020s. Many different vehicle types are illustrated as well as many different liveries. Each of the undertakings within the group is addressed in turn, with a brief description of how each came to be part of the group. All photographs are accompanied by extended caption. 96 pages.

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