is a major operator of bus
services in the English
city of Liverpool
and in the surrounding area of Merseyside
. It is a subsidiary of the Stagecoach Group
. It was formed in July 2005 due to the acquisition of Glenvale Transport Limited
(GTL), which in turn had initially been formed by ex-MTL managers bidding for company, following a Competition Commission
ruling that Arriva
must sell their newly acquired Gillmoss depot to preserve the competition within the Merseyside area.
The fleet of the newly created Glenvale Transport Limited mostly comprised elderly Leyland Titans
and aging Dennis Darts
, although efforts were made to update the fleet via an agreement with Essex-based dealer Ensignbus
, seeing newer buses arrive regularly from the end of 2003 right up to the Stagecoach takeover in the summer of 2005. Several much newer buses, although in need of repair, were permanently stationed at the depot, likely due to financial struggles making it difficult to repair the buses.
The company was sold to Stagecoach Group
in 2005, who pledged to invest in new buses for Merseyside. The result since takeover has been a £6.5m fleet of 75 new low-floor Alexander Dennis Dart
buses that have entered service with the company<ref... Read More