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Service 144 operated by Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC) General Information
Route number 144 was not introduced until Saturday 11th February 1928, but the origins of Service 144 can be traced as far back as Saturday 7th June 1913 when the Worcester Electric Traction Company Limited started operating daily motor omnibuses between Droitwich Spa and Worcester, with certain journeys continuing to Great Malvern (Beauchamp Hot
Service 144 operated by Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (1928–1974)
On Saturday 11th February 1928 the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) renumbered their entire network and at this time the Birmingham to Malvern Wells Service 125 was renumbered to Service 144. Buses operated every 45-minutes in each direction throughout the week, but additional journeys wer
Service 144 operated by Midland Red OC Ltd. (1974–1981)
On Monday 3rd December 1973 the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) sold a number of depots and their operations to the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE). As a result of this, the company renamed to Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC) on Friday 29th Ma
Service 144 operated by Midland Red West (First Midland Red) General Information
Service 144 is a historic bus service originally operated by Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) from the First World War period, linking Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Worcester and The Malverns. The section of the route between Worcester and The Malverns was withdrawn with cutbacks in the 1970s, but otherwise
Service 144 operated by Midland Red (West) Ltd. (1981–1986)
At the end of services on Saturday 5th September 1981, Midland “Red” Motor Service (officially called Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited by this time) ceased trading as a bus and coach operator. From the following day, all stage carriage bus services were divided between four new operating companies, with the operation of all Service 144 journeys, with the
Service 144 operated by Midland Red West Ltd. (1986–1999)
On Monday 22nd December 1986, the business and operations of Midland Red (West) Limited were privatised when they were sold by the National Bus Company (NBC) to a team of managers led by the late Mr Ken Mills. The newly privatised company was known as Midland Red West Limited (without brackets around the word “West”) and a new company livery was introduced o
Service 144 operated by First Midland Red Buses Ltd. (1999–2018)
Service 144 had remained largely unchanged while operated by Midland Red West. However, on Sunday 20th June 1999, shortly after the company became First Midland Red Buses Limited, the Birmingham Bull Ring Bus Station was closed and the terminus moved to Smallbrook Queensway. From 2004, First Midland Red Buses Limited made a series of changes to Service 144. The
Service 144 operated by First Midland Red Buses Ltd. (2018— )
On Saturday 9th June 2018, at a launch event in Birmingham City Centre, First Midland Red Buses Limited re-branded their historic Service 144 to “Salt Road”.