The Bristol Omnibus Company is the former name of the dominant bus operator in Bristol, one of the oldest bus companies in the United Kingdom. The company once ran buses over a wide area of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and neighbouring counties. The name was in operational use until 1985. At various times in its history, the company was also known as Bristol Tramways (long after it had ceased to operate trams), Bristol Blues (even after its buses were painted green) or plain Bristol.
From 1887 to 1957, the legal name of the company was Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Ltd. From 1999 to 2003 its legal name was First Bristol Buses Ltd, and since 2003 it has been First Somerset & Avon Ltd.
The Bristol Omnibus Company traces its origins to 1875, when the Bristol Tramways Company was formed by Sir George White to begin a horse-tram service from Upper Maudlin Street to Blackboy Hill. In 1887, the Bristol Tramways Company merged with the Bristol Cab Company to form a new company, Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company Ltd.
Extract from wikipedia article - wikipedia:Bristol Omnibus Company
|Add any external links that directly relate to this articles subject and have more info or have related images. Other general external links can be added to the web Site Links list.|
|This page uses some content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Bristol Omnibus Company. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons by Attribution License and/or GNU Free Documentation License. Please check page history for when the original article was copied to Wikia|