ALBUM represents independent and municipal bus operators throughout the UK, providing a voice to a section of the sector which can be skipped over in favour of the larger PLCs. The annual conference will be hosted by Warrington’s Own Buses, providing a closer look at one of the most ambitious fleet overhauls in the history of the UK bus industry

On a green path -Warrington’s Own Buses Wright Eclipse Urban 2-bodied Volvo B7RLE 84 (DK09 ELW) is part of the company’s diesel fleet, the entirety of which is due to be replaced with new electric Volvo BZLs over the course of 2024. With such an ambitious change ongoing at the company, the ALBUM Conference host has filled much of the agenda itself.

ALBUM is the Association of Local Bus Managers. Its membership consists of directors and managers at independent bus companies, including the UK's remaining municipally-owned operators.

As of 2024, ALBUM has approximately 100 members from bus and coach operators, representing around 40 different companies. The combined ALBUM ‘fleet’ numbers around 5,000 vehicles.

It also has a growing number of supplier members, totalling around 24.

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