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A1A Travel
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A Dennis Dart MPD on Merseytravel Contract 193
Slogan A Brighter Service
Founded 1980
Headquarters Cleveland Street, Birkenhead, Wirral
Service area Merseyside
Service type Bus & Private Charter
Routes Contracts & Commercial
Destinations West Kirby, Birkenhead, New Brighton, Arrowe Park Hosp, Heswall, Woodside, New Ferry, Moreton Penny Lane, Mossley Hill, Liverpool & Clatterbridge Hosp
Fleet Dennis Dart SLF
Dennis Dart
Optare Solo
Mercedes Minibuses Plaxton Beaver
LDV Convoy
Web site a1atravel.co.uk

A1A Travel is an independent bus company based in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, England. For the development of the company's quality objectives, a quality management system registered to ISO 9000 status was installed. A1A Travel employs approximately 35 people.

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History

A1A travel was founded by Barbra and John Ashworth in the early [1] 1980s and started with only one minicoach, the company moved to their current depot in Birkenhead in 1998.

[1] The business has slowly grown over the last few years, focusing on being a bus company. The current fleet stands at around [2] 20 vehicles of which the majority are used for public service.

The latest new buses to the A1A fleet were 2 Optare Solos with Digital Destination displays,

A1A is a family concern headed up by John and two of his daughters Jenny and Katheryn. John commented that they have chosen Solo because of there reliability and all-round performance compared to other vehicles on the market. We have dealt with Rick at Mistral now for a number of years and he always goes out of his way to assist us before, during and after the sale.

This was great news for A1A and hope that more new buses are to follow in the neer future.

The fleet of the company has varied throughout the years and has included a variety of different types of buses including, Dennis Dart SLF 10.7m with Plaxton Pointer and Alexander bodies, Daimler Fleetline, Mercedes Benz 814, Optare Solo, Optare MetroRiders, A Volvo B10M Coach, LDV Convoys, Iveco Daily,[3] Pamela and the latest additions are two step enterence Dennis Darts

Services

The company operates mainly contract based local bus services for Merseytravel, primarily on the Wirral[4].

Services operated as of 1 October 2009:

Number Route Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Notes
106 Liscard, Wallsaey Village, New Brighton, Liscard, Wallsaey Village, Leasowe to Moreton Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract, Circular
107 Mossley Hill Hospital, Dingle, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, City Centre Great Charlotte Street to Mossley Hill Hospital Hourly Hourly No Service
112 New Ferry, Poulton Lancelyn to New Ferry, Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract
113 New Ferry, Poulton Lancelyn, Clatterbridge Hospital, Thornton Hough, Heswall railway station, Gayton to Heswall Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract
138 Meols (Railway Inn), Hoylake, West Kirby Station, Newton Village, West Kirby Station, Hoylake to Meols (Railway Inn) Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract
139 West Kirby Station, Newton Village to West Kirby Station 5 Trips PM No Service No Service Merseytravel Contract
154 Birkenhead Bus Station, St Catherines Hospital, Holmlands Drive, St Catherines Hospital to Birkenhead Bus Station Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract, Circular
155 Birkenhead Bus Station, Albany Road, St Catherines Hospital to Birkenhead Bus Station Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract, Circular
181 Arrowe Park Hosptial, Upton Village, Norwich Drive, Moreton to Leasowe Merseyrail station Hourly Hourly No Service Merseytravel Contract
193 Woodside Ferry Bus Station, Birkenhead Bus Station, Noctorum, Upton Village, to Arrowe Park Hospital Hourly Hourly Hourly Merseytravel Contract
197 Woodside Ferry Bus Station, Birkenhead Bus Station, Claughton Village, Noctorum, Birkenhead Hemingford Street to Woodside Ferry Bus Station 1 Trip AM 4 Trips AM No Service Merseytravel Contract
203 Seacombe Ferry, Liscard Village, Wallasey Village, Leasowe, Moreton Cross, Town Meadow Lane, Upton Village, Arrowe Park Prenton to Woodside Ferry Bus Station No Service No Service 30 Minutes AM Merseytravel Contract
207 Penny Lane, Mossley Hill Hospital, Dingle, Liverpool city centre Great Charlotte Street to Penny Lane Hourly Hourly No Service
293 Woodside Ferry Bus Station, Birkenhead Bus Station, Prenton The Dell, Noctorum, Upton Village, Arrowe Park Hospital, Greasby, Newton Village, to West Kirby Hourly PM Hourly PM Hourly Merseytravel Contract

Fleet summary

Single Deck, Low Floor
Chassis Count Body type(s) Image(s) Notes
Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M 2 Plaxton Pointer 2 A1A SG52 VFP.JPG Fleet Numbers 52 and 57
Optare Solo 8 Optare Solo A1A MX58 AAV.JPG Fleet Numbers 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49
Single Deck, Step Entry
Chassis Count Body type(s) Image(s) Notes
Dennis Dart 2 Plaxton Pointer A1A Travel 32.JPG Fleet Numbers 31 and 32
LDV Convoy M16 10 LDV Convoy, Concept M16 A1A Travel 7 V73 EWH.JPG Fleet Numbers 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19
Mercedes-Benz Vario 0.814 2 Plaxton Beaver 2 A1A Travel 1 T111 JBA.JPG Fleet Numbers 1 and 2, used for private hires,
school contracts and sometimes service work.
Ford Transit 1 Ford Fleet Number 8

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