RATP buys Epsom Coaches
Epsom Coaches will operate as an independent division of RATP under the leadership of Steve Whiteway, who was previously the company’s commercial director and is now its managing director.
Jean-Marc Janaillac, chief executive officer of RATP Dev, says: “I am delighted we have been able to bring Epsom Coaches into the RATP Dev UK Group. We are committed to running high-quality public transport businesses and as such, this acquisition fits very well within our strategy for the future.”
RATP Dev owns London United Busways, which serves an area adjoining that covered by Epsom Coaches’ Quality Line services.
Whiteway adds: “I look forward to a new chapter in the long history of Epsom Coaches, retaining all that is innovative and unique about us, whilst working closely with our new parent company to further develop our joint values of quality and customer focus through its people.”
Epsom Coaches was founded by the Richmond family in 1920.