HODGSONS COACH OPERATORS
Based: Head office – Galgate, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham Depots – Arlaw Banks, Winston, Barnard Castle; Lingfield Point, Darlington. Outstations - Middleton-in-Teesdale and Leyburn
Founded: 1988 by taxi operator Keith Hodgson with restricted licence to operate two 16-seat Mercedes-Benz minibuses.
Obtained standard international licence, leading to purchase of midicoaches, then fullsize coaches from 1997. Local bus services started 1990s and stepped up from 2007 and again in 2019. Son Mark joined business 2008 and now manages the office, while his father looks after the depot. Still operates 15 taxis.