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Ludlows
Fate Bought Out
<tr class="note"><th style="text-align:right;">Successor</th><td>Central Connect</td></tr>
Founded
Defunct 2007 (deal completed January 2008)
Location Halesowen, West Midlands

<tr><th style="text-align:right;">Industry</th><td>Bus transport</td></tr>

Ludlows was a bus operator that operated a number of services in Halesowen, West Midlands, England. [1]

It operated a varied fleet of around 20 white buses, all of which were low-floor, still unusual for a small company. [2]

In 2007, Ludlows was purchased by Rotala subsidiary Central Connect, which itself operates many bus services around Birmingham. Rotala paid £850,000 for the company, after raising a £1 million loan. Rotala purchased all of the company's assets. [3]

Ludlows lost £24,000 in 2005/6, but in 2006/7 showed a £169,000 pretax profit. [4]

All of Ludlows' current fleet are still running with Ludlows branding.

RoutesEdit

  • 002: The Merry Hill Centre – Colley Gate – Halesowen – Bartley Green – Weoley Castle.
  • 004: The Merry Hill Centre – Colley Gate – Halesowen – Quinton – Harborne.
  • 006: Halesowen – Squirrels Estate Circular.
  • 007: The Merry Hill Centre – Timbertree Estate – Halesowen – Romsley – Bromsgrove.
  • 202: Halesowen – Woodgate – Kitwell – Frankley – Rubery – Lickey – Bromsgrove.
  • 204: Halesowen – Woodgate – Kitwell – Frankley – Rubery – Lickey – Cofton Hackett – Bromsgrove.
  • 230: Halesowen – Blackheath – Cradley Heath.
  • 417: Hayley Green – Halesowen – Blackheath – Oldbury – West Bromwich.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ludlows - Introduction
  2. Buses Magazine March 2008 - "Rotala finally concludes Ludlows acquisition"
  3. Buses Magazine March 2008 - "Rotala finally concludes Ludlows acquisition"
  4. Buses Magazine March 2008 - "Rotala finally concludes Ludlows acquisition"

External linksEdit

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