Depots and Garages in Redditch
Plymouth Road North bus park and depot, Redditch
- Opened by Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC) on an old railway cutting close to Redditch bus station on Saturday 10th June 1978, as an overspill bus parking area. Initially local planning rules only allowed the site to be used for the parking of single-deck public service buses which use the Redditch Interchange, and minor running maintenance or adjustments. Scheduled maintenance which might immobilise vehicles or the parking of any other vehicles was prohibited.
- Control of Redditch depot passed to the newly formed Midland Red (West) Limited on Sunday 6th September 1981 when Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited ceased trading as a bus and coach operator.
- Upgraded with long maintenance pits and bus wash to accommodate MAN articulated buses in 1983, and used for light vehicle maintenance.
- On Monday 22nd December 1986, Midland Red (West) Limited and Midland Red Coaches Limited are privatised and sold by National Bus Campany in a simultaneous bid by the management team from Midland Red (West) Limited led by the General Manager, Mr Ken Mills. The operations and assets of both companies pass to the newly formed Midland Red West Holdings Limited, and the official company name of Midland Red (West) Limited is changed to Midland Red West Limited (without brackets around the word 'West').
- Midland Red West Limited renamed to First Midland Red Buses Limited on Friday 26th March 1999.
- Used for local administration work with the closure of the Church Road site in 2004, with vehicle maintenance duties moving to the site in 2005.
- Depot and assets along with most staff and all Redditch operations passed to Rotala PLC on Thursday 24th January 2013. Site continues under the control of First Midland Red Buses Limited until the transfer of operations to Rotala’s subsidiary company, Diamond Bus Company Limited, on Sunday 3rd March 2013.