Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by ANDREW » 22:46 Tuesday 8th June 2021

The impressivly named Royal Motorways ceased trading in 1985 or 1986. Just to add spice to this thread I also recall the name Regent Motorways of Redditch. :geek:

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by SEVERNLINK » 12:37 Wednesday 9th June 2021

MattW wrote:
18:58 Tuesday 8th June 2021
Dudley's had one coach in a white, blue and red livery with that branding, I always assumed it was a company they had taken over or an old name from the local area.
I think you're correct that it was a company that Dudley's had taken over.There's a few photos on Flickr suggesting this such as the one below.There's also a few pics of a 12 plate Dudley's coach in the Royal Motorways livery.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134731066 ... 077030523/

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by willr7 » 21:01 Friday 11th June 2021

This new company, Preston's Coaches Limited, (trading as Royal Motorways) is operating out of Dudley's old depot too. :D

Just had a look at there website: https://www.royalmotorways.co.uk/?fbcli ... Qu9hgsKVis

Dudley's had a second coach (Plaxton Panther - CR12 DCR) that also wore the Royal Motorways livery (as Matt pointed out) :D I'm not sure if this new company is operating it though...

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by AdamH » 09:30 Sunday 13th June 2021

willr7 wrote:
21:01 Friday 11th June 2021
This new company, Preston's Coaches Limited, (trading as Royal Motorways) is operating out of Dudley's old depot too. :D
I drove past the old Dudley's site last week and it still had a big sign with the Dudley's name. Didn't notice what, if any, vehicles were there... I was heading home from a car event and moving a bit too quick to look ;)

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by MattW » 19:05 Sunday 13th June 2021

I would say me too, but I was just out of breath trying to keep up...... :lol:

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by MattW » 19:47 Monday 26th July 2021

Noted the above Royal Motorways coach northbound on the M5 in Somerset this afternoon, unfortunately on suspended tow.....
Not what a new operator needed.

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by SEVERNLINK » 21:03 Saturday 19th February 2022

Passed a Royal Motorways coach this morning near the Chateau Impney on a 'rail replacement' service ;)

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by DD12 » 13:03 Sunday 20th February 2022

Prestons Coaches Limited is the "legal" name, and according to "Notices + Proceedings"
they have been granted permission now, to operate 12 vehicles !

Looks likely then they are successful in getting and retaining drivers, and maintaining the vehicles !!

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by Ridercross » 20:52 Saturday 30th April 2022

There's been a whole host of Royal Motorways coaches travelling around the Comberton Road and Chester Road North area of Kidderminster this evening.

As it's near the railway station I was wondering if they were on Rail Replacement, but as there's none in the area today it's not that, so presumably some large private hire contract.

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Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Post by Michael » 20:03 Friday 6th May 2022

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Parked up outside Coventry Train Station on rail replacement work a few weeks ago

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