Delta Way, Longford Road, Cannock, Staffs WS11 3XB (depot code: CK)
- Purpose built by Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC) to take over as the operational base for the vehicles and services acquired with the business of Harper Brothers (Heath Hayes) Limited in 1974, and cross-boundary Birmingham services temporarily operated by Cradley Heath depot following the transfer of service to the WMPTE in 1973.
See the “Transfer
of BMMO Services and Assets to the West Midlands PTE” page
in the “History”
section of this website for further details of the transfer.
- Opened on 4th February 1977, with operations starting
on 7th February 1977. Heath
Hayes depot at Hednesford Road,
and Cradley Heath depot
at Forge Lane are both closed at this time. Initial allocation
was seventy-eight vehicles, all of which were fitted for one-man operation.
- Control to Midland Red (North) Limited as company headquarters
when the Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited split up on 6th September
- Midland Red (North) Limited privatised and sold to Drawlane Transport
Group Limited on 27th January 1988.
- Drawlane Transport Group acquired by British Bus Group Limited.
- British Bus Group Limited acquired by the Cowie Group plc
on 1st August 1996.
- Cowie Group plc renamed to Arriva plc on 6th November
1997, with the Midland Red North operations becoming Arriva Midlands
North Limited soon after.
- Arriva Fox County, Arriva Derby and Arriva Midlands North merged
to form Arriva Midlands in 2003, with administration duties
moving to Thurmaston at this time.