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Service 417 operated by Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC) General Information
Historically Service 417 has was operated by Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) between Worcester, Cradley, Bosbury and Ledbury, with certain journeys extended to or from Hereford before the 1960s. In modern times the service still runs, mostly over the same route, but today it is subsidised by Local Author
Service 417 operated by Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (1928–1974)
On Saturday 11th February 1928, Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) renumbered their entire network and at this time the Worcester, Ledbury, and Hereford route was renumbered to Service 417. Service 417 route ran between Worcester and Storridge via Rushwick, Bransford and Leigh Sinton much t
Service 417 operated by Midland Red OC Ltd. (1974–1981)
On Saturday 11th March 1978, Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited introduced the “Wandaward” MAP area scheme in the Hereford area. At this time the timetable was just as chaotic as before, with only Monday and Friday running the same schedule. The Cradley to Ledbury section of the route was withdrawn on Saturdays and only ran with one or two journeys on weekd
Service 417 operated by Midland Red West (First Midland Red) General Information
Historically Service 417 has was operated by Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) between Worcester, Cradley, Bosbury and Ledbury, with certain journeys extended to or from Hereford before the 1960s. By the time Midland “Red” ceased trading in September 1981, Service 417 had been shortened to run only bet
Service 417 operated by Midland Red (West) Ltd. (1981–1986)
Midland Red (West) Limited took over operation of Service 417 on Sunday 6th September 1981 following the closure of Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited. Soon after, probably around March 1982, the Cradley to Mathon section of the route was withdrawn so the route now only ran between Worcester and Cradley, running in a loop clockwise via Cradley Village, Finchers
Service 417 operated by Midland Red West Ltd. (1986–1999)
After privatisation, Midland Red West Limited operated the route with “Midland Express” branded Leyland Leopard coaches for a number of years. These were quite unsuitable for the narrow lanes around Cradley and were not really required as passenger numbers were low, but later they were replaced with Mercedes-Benz L608D minibuses were used which were much more suitable. Fro
Service 417 operated by First Midland Red Buses Ltd. (1999–2001)
In 1997, Midland Red West Limited became part of FirstBus and renamed to First Midland Red Buses Limited on Friday 26th March 1999. Initially First Midland Red ran Service 417 to the same timetable as operated by Midland Red West, but this arrangement didn't last long and under the tendering process First Midland Red lost part the contract to operate the service
Service 417 operated by First Midland Red Buses Ltd. (2001–2009)
After five months of being operated solely by Bromyard Omnibus Company Limited, a single short-working journey between Worcester and Cradley was introduced by First Midland Red Buses Limited on Sunday 2nd September 2001. This journey departed Worcester Bus Station at 17:45 on Mondays to Fridays and terminated at Cradley (Buryfields) at 18:15. There was no journe
Service 417 operated by First Midland Red Buses Ltd. (2017— )
In May 2017, Herefordshire County Council invited operators to submit tenders to operate Service 417 and other services in the Ledbury area. First Midland Red Buses Limited won this contract, which also included local Ledbury Service 600, Service 675 running between Ledbury, Colwall, West Malvern and Great Malvern, and Service 676 which runs as a variation to Service 675 omitti