Chapters: Coachway, Reading Coachway, Confederation of Passenger
Transport. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free
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books without charge. Excerpt: There has been a network of
scheduled Coach transport in the United Kingdom since the early
1900s (as distinct from earlier horse drawn Stagecoach services and
from shorter distance Bus transport in the United Kingdom).
Scheduled coach services grew rapidly in the 1920s. They were
regulated in the Road Traffic Act 1930 and deregulated in the
Transport Act 1980. Coach services operate on longer distance
routes and do not stop as frequently as buses, are more comfortable
and often require advance purchase of tickets. Receipts are
currently increasing and were 1.7 billion in 2007. A 1920 Punch
cartoon shows UK government ministers in a charabancStagecoaches
(drawn by horses) were regulated by the Stage Coaches Act 1788 and
the Stage Coaches Act 1790 and intercity services were successful
until the arrival of the railways in the 1830s and 1840s. Horse
drawn stagecoaches and charabancs were still used for short
journeys and excursions until the early years of the 20th century.
The first motor coaches were acquired by operators of those
horse-drawn vehicles; for example, W. C. Standerwick of Blackpool
acquired its first motor charabanc in 1911 and Royal Blue from
Bournemouth acquired its first motor charabanc in 1913. Motor
coaches were at initally used only for excursions. In 1919 Royal
Blue took advantage of a rail strike to run a coach service from
Bournemouth to London. The service was so successful that it
expanded rapidly. Preserved Bristol Lodekka used by Crosville Motor
ServicesThe first scheduled motorcoach service to carry passengers
from both ends and to and from intermediate points was the
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