26 Sep '12, 5pm

Bus and Coach News: Weavaway acquires Tappins Coaches: Michelle Wadsworth and Simon Weaver o... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Weavaway acquires Tappins Coaches: Michelle Wadsworth and Simon Weaver o... #bus #coach #diesel

Michelle Wadsworth and Simon Weaver of Weavaway are buying Tappins Coaches of Didcot from Heyfordian Holdings. Tappins operates a fleet of over 30 Volvo coaches and can trace its origins back to 1900. It had been part of the Heyfordian group since it was purchased from Paul Tappin shortly before his death in 2007, after a long illness. All operations, engineering and driving staff are to remain, under the control of general manager David Walker. In addition to its Newbury-based coach business, Weavaway trades as Countywide Travel in Basingstoke, Haywards Coaches in Reading, and Abingdon Coaches in Abingdon. Local bus services in West Berkshire and Hampshire are operated by sister company Newbury & District. “The Tappins business is an excellent fit with our existing activities in South Oxfordshire,” says Weaver. “We have successfully developed the Abingdon Coaches brand, a...

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