Stevensons of Uttoxeter

Stevensons of Uttoxeter[1] was a bus company that operated in Staffordshire from 1926.

Stevensons of Uttoxeter
Service areaThe Midlands
Service typeBus operator
Fleet270 (June 1994)


On 11 September 1926, John Stevenson commenced operating a bus service from Uttoxeter to Burton-upon-Trent. In 1971, the business passed to John's son George, who was shortly joined by his son David. In 1977, the fleet comprised 40 buses.[2]

In 1983, George sold his 50% share of the business to Julian Peddle. On 1 October 1985, Stevensons merged its bus operations with that of East Staffordshire District Council, with Stevenson and Peddle owning 51% and the council 49%.[3] In 1987, Stevensons took a shareholding in Midland Fox including the Swadlincote depot.[4][5]

In February 1992, Stevensons acquired a shareholding in Rhonda Buses. This was sold to Stagecoach South Wales in November 1993.[6] In June 1994, the business was purchased by British Bus and today is part of Arriva Midlands.[4] At this point Stevensons owned 270 buses and were the largest independent bus operator in the United Kingdom.

There are 2 buses in the Midland Classic fleet in Stevensons livery (MCW Metrobus 80 TOJ592S {previously owned and operated by Stevenson's} and Scania East Lancs Omnidekka 55 YN54 OAG, previously TFA 13 for a time under Midland Classic's ownership).


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