Arriva to sell Cannock depot to D&G Bus

From January 2021

From the end of service on 9th January 2021, Arriva are planning to hand over the running and operation of their Cannock bus depot and all local routes run from the depot to D&G Bus.  

Arriva’s Cannock depot has 29 services covering areas around Cannock and Stafford, nearly all of which would be passed onto D&G Bus from the effective take over date. There will be no change to services run as D&G Bus will continue to run all Arriva routes as they currently do. It is intended that all Cannock depot staff will transfer over to their new employer from the effective take over date and will continue their roles but under the new operating name.

Arriva’s route 5 in Stafford and services between Tamworth and Lichfield are unaffected and will continue to be run by Arriva.

How will this affect your Arriva bus ticket?

  • Customers with Arriva Weekly or 4-Weekly tickets will be able to use them on D&G Bus services until 31st January 2021. Anyone looking to purchase a ticket from 10th January should purchase from D&G Bus, full details of tickets on offer can be found at
  • Pupils and students who have a valid Child or Student Annual or Term ticket can use these on D&G Bus services until they expire or the holder leaves education. Tickets cannot be shared with friends or family. 
  • Customers with Adult Annual tickets can use these on D&G Bus services until they expire.
  • For any direct debit customers please contact [email protected] for support in cancelling direct debit and visit for alternative tickets. 

Matt Evans, Managing Director for D&G Bus said, ‘we will welcome all staff who will transfer as part of the recent acquisition of the Cannock and Stafford operations from Arriva. We are committed to building a new refreshing brand and we very much look forward to working in partnership with all stakeholders. Most importantly a “Big Hello” to all our future customers and we look forward to seeing you out and about on our services soon.’

Simon Mathieson, Area Managing Director for Arriva said, ‘Although we will be sad to hand over operations of our Cannock depot, we are delighted that it will be in the hands of D&G Bus, a well-known local bus company, and know that they will take great care of the depot, customers and all the employees.’

To find out more about D&G Bus, visit

Routes affected:

Route 1: Cannock – Walsall                           
Route 2: Huntington – Walsall                      
Route 3: Cannock – Walsall                           
Route 6: Stafford – Rickerscote                    
Route 7: Stafford – Moss Pit                         
Route 8/8A: Stafford – Parkside                          
Route 9: Stafford – Highfields                       
Route 12: Stafford – Doxey                             
Route 22: Rugeley – Etching Hill                     
Route 23: Rugeley – Pear Tree                        
Route 24: Rugeley – Brereton                         
Route 25/26: Cannock – Pye Green                      
Route 60/60A: Cannock – Lichfield                         
Route 62: Cannock – Sankeys Corner            
Route 63: Cannock – Rugeley                          
Route 70: Cannock – Wolverhampton          
Route 74: Cannock – Stafford                         
Route 75/75A/75B: Cannock – Stafford                         
Route 825/826: Stafford – Lichfield                          
Route 827: Stafford – Baswich                          
Route 828: Stafford – Rugeley                          
Route 829: Rugeley – Lichfield                          
Route H: Stafford – County Hospital

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