Tellings buys Arriva's Colchester depot

Tellings buys Arriva's Colchester depot Steve Telling, chairman and chief executive.

AIM-listed Tellings’ expansion continues with the acquisition of the Colchester operation of Arriva. The deal involves almost 100 employees at the Magdalen Street, Colchester depot and local bus services currently operated with 35 vehicles. Tellings says that it will initially use the Arriva fleet to operate the routes.

The Colchester operation will change hands on 29 August and comes under Tellings’ wholly owned subsidiary Burtons Coaches.

Stephen Telling, chairman and chief executive says: “The acquisition of Arriva’s bus operations in Colchester fits well with, and will be incorporated into Burtons, our expanding East Anglian bus and coach operation.”