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Bus Services: Yorkshire

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which bus companies his Department subsidises in Yorkshire; and how much funding it provided to each such company in each of the last 10 years. (307645)

The Government subsidise bus services in England through the Department’s bus service operators grant (BSOG) which is paid to operators of local bus services.

The following table shows BSOG payments made to bus operators in Yorkshire in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Data are not available for years prior to 2008-09.

£

Operator

2008-09

2009-10

Grand total

Abbey Travel

8,645

14,918

23,563

Acklams Coaches Ltd.

16,223

49,292

65,515

Andrews (Sheffield) Ltd.

1,094,361

823,279

1,917,640

Arriva Yorkshire Ltd.

2,307,938

1,873,074

4,181,012

Arriva Yorkshire North Ltd.

564,823

452,286

1,017,109

Arriva Yorkshire West Ltd.

2,042,380

1,551,754

3,594,134

As Coaches

3,317

2,884

6,201

Atkinson’s Coaches

2,345

2,343

4,688

Aydons Travel Services

996

996

B. L. Travel

55,300

51,193

106,493

B. Line Travel Ltd.

22,951

22,951

Barnsley and District Traction Co. Ltd.

180,517

119,566

300,083

Bibby’s of Ingleton

2,599

2,020

4,618

Botterills

915

549

1,464

Brecks International

3,988

2,640

6,628

Castle Coaches (Skipton)

5,044

3,506

8,550

Central Travel Sheffield Ltd.

9,799

18,462

28,261

City Travel Yorkshire Ltd.

13,245

26,330

39,575

Coastal and Country Coaches Ltd.

24,832

19,787

44,619

Darren Mayes T/A M. Travel

67,598

56,690

124,288

Denny’s Coaches

24,171

1,220

25,392

Dewhirst Coaches

1,206

1,206

Door to Door Bus Co.

5,516

5,516

E. Stott and Sons Ltd.

94,721

60,174

154,896

East Yorks Motor Services Ltd.

2,563,648

2,057,546

4,621,194

Eddie Brown Tours Ltd.

38

38

Esk Valley Coaches Ltd.

20

20

Expressway Coaches Ltd.

38,801

16,766

55,567

Fair Rider

57,757

57,757

First Halifax

2,027,006

1,448,793

3,475,798

First Huddersfield

1,392,889

1,079,992

2,472,881

First Leeds

6,708,944

5,012,644

11,721,588

First South Yorkshire Ltd.

8,479,453

6,457,669

14,937,122

First West Yorkshire Ltd.

2,990,381

1,868,643

4,859,024

First York (Rider York) Ltd.

1,616,168

1,043,766

2,659,934

Frank Poppleton and Co.

27,511

16,128

43,639

G. and R. Travel

476

476

G Abbott and Sons

121,246

163,095

284,341

Geldards Coaches Ltd.

42,054

48,681

90,735

Godson’s Coaches

3,594

6,986

10,580

H. Atkinson and Sons (Ingleby) Ltd.

1,497

1,142

2,639

Halifax Bus Co. Ltd.

81,295

86,612

167,907

Halifax Joint Committee

155,031

114,088

269,119

Harrogate and District Travel Ltd.

979,919

748,601

1,728,521

Harrogate Coach Travel

131,226

116,204

247,430

Harrogate District Community Transport Ltd.

36,378

24,635

61,012

Hodgson and Son

12,358

12,358

Horseless Carriage Services

38,233

29,099

67,331

Hutchinsons

103,195

53,188

156,383

J. J. Longstaff and Sons Ltd.

16,391

7,084

23,475

J. Motley and Son

2,165

1,697

3,862

J. S. Perry and Sons

7,366

7,366

Jacksons of Silsden 1988 Ltd.

14,274

8,408

22,681

John Rigby Travel

2,646

2,748

5,394

John Smith and Sons Ltd.

53,608

36,902

90,510

JRT

4,505

4,184

8,689

Keighley and District Travel Ltd.

899,593

622,817

1,522,410

Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd.

54,111

49,681

103,792

Ladyline Services

8,927

3,845

12,772

Leven Valley Coaches

101,241

67,553

168,794

Linburg Touring Ltd.

25,656

32,075

57,731

Loonat Coaches Travel Ltd.

8,477

3,423

11,900

Lords Coaches

12,293

7,637

19,931

M. and D. Mini Coach Hire

3,525

3,525

Manor Travel

9,771

9,771

Morse Coaches

1,350

1,798

3,148

Mount Taxis

8,409

6,504

14,913

Northern Spirit Minicoaches

178

178

Pearsons Coaches

3,011

8,102

11,113

Pennine Motor Services Ltd.

80,139

67,330

147,470

Pioneer Travel

2,213

2,213

Powells Bus Co. Ltd.

151,779

133,298

285,077

Procters of Bedale

201,517

149,292

350,809

R. Drury Coaches

5,992

3,195

9,187

R. Handley and Sons Ltd.

6,128

3,545

9,673

Rackford Coaches

40

1,348

1,388

Rainbow Travel

2,373

1,584

3,958

Reliance Motor Services

62,061

59,752

121,813

Roaminey Travel

298

298

Ross Travel

47,449

40,334

87,783

Route 1 Travel Ltd.

8,525

8,525

Sheffield Community Transport

263,345

137,669

401,014

Shoreline Suncruisers

28,069

23,858

51,926

South Yorkshire Motors

34,487

34,487

South Yorkshire Rider Ltd.

6,238

30,614

36,851

Star Travel Holidays Ltd.

39,585

18,706

58,290

Stephensons of Easingwold Ltd.

291,389

233,532

524,921

Stringers Pontefract Motorways

15,430

15,480

30,910

Sunny Travel

25,819

10,553

36,371

Sweyne Coaches and Co

34,482

25,334

59,816

T. D. Travel

17,309

20,046

37,354

Tates Travel

18,347

49,788

68,135

Teamdeck Ltd. T/A K-Line

207,427

146,230

353,657

Tetley’s Motor Services Ltd.

1,732

2,011

3,744

Thornes Independent Ltd.

16,149

7,499

23,648

TLC Travel Ltd.

25,657

43,726

69,383

Top Line Travel of York Ltd.

25,183

25,183

Transdev York

85,698

123,445

209,143

Travel Master

8,251

8,251

Utopia Coaches

13,130

10,513

23,643

Veolia Transport

276,295

14,139

290,435

Wilfreda Luxury Coaches Ltd.

173,406

142,601

316,007

Woodside Continental Tours

8,111

10,003

18,114

York Pullman Bus Co.

29,025

66,844

95,869

Yorkshire Coastliner Ltd.

483,081

362,801

845,882

Yorkshire Traction Co. Ltd.

2,313,959

1,488,989

3,802,948

Grand total

40,379,539

29,865,385

70,244,924