Service 453 has been operated by First Midland Red Buses Limited at various times under contract issued by Hereford and Worcester County Council, and later Herefordshire Council. The service runs between Hereford City Centre, Hampton Bishop, Mordiford, and Fownhope, following the same basic route as Service 466 operated by Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) between the early 1950s and the 1970s.
In 2014, First Midland Red Buses Limited won a contract issued by Herefordshire County Council to operate Service 426, Service 437, Service 446, Service 477, Service 453, and Service 454.
As part of the contract, First took over operation of Service 453 from Lugg Valley Travel, Leominster, on Sunday 31st August 2014, and continued to operate the service until the closure of Hereford depot on Saturday 5th September 2015.
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