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Alexander Dennis Enviro400 314 (LK57 AXF), ex-Tower Transit and new to First London.
JOHN ROBINSON
Cheshire Cat livery on 201 (CH04 CAT), an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC, passing a Unilever factory in Warrington.
RUSSELL YOUNG

Warrington’s Own Buses

Based: Head office and depot Dallam Lane, Warrington.

Website: www.warringtonsownbuses.co.uk

Founded: February 1986 as Warrington Borough Transport, arm’s length company to continue what began 1902 as Warrington Corporation’s electric tramway and became Warrington Borough Council Transport Department in April 1974 when Warrington was moved from Lancashire to Cheshire. First buses were Tilling-Stevens double-deckers ED 615-7 in 1913. Tramway expansion continued until 1919, but closed 1935.

Acquired Suburban Motor Services Company 1938, bus operations expanded with postwar growth and 1968 designation of Warrington as a new town. Joint services with Crosville started 1972, when National Bus Company broke up North Western Road Car.

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