Arriva Bus Enthusiasts

Arriva is pleased that it has a following of enthusiasts, who are interested in the vehicles, services and history of the local bus companies.

We regret that health and safety considerations mean that we aren’t able to permit depot visits.

There are various bodies that can provide information of interest to enthusiasts, including these…



The former National Bus Company subsidiary Crosville provided services over a huge area of North and mid-Wales and Cheshire.

Like many others, was split into smaller units in readiness for privatisation. Crosville Wales was bought by its management team in 1987. It passed to the National Express group in 1989. Drawlane, subsequently to become British Bus, bought it in 1991.

The Oswestry depot and Abermule outstation were sold to Midland Red North in 1992.

Arriva Cymru, as it had become, merged with Arriva North West in 2002, but is to be demerged again in January 2009 as Arriva Buses Wales.

Our services run from depots in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Rhyl, Wrexham and Chester.