prior to 1959

The list below has been extracted from W J Crosland-Taylor's 'The Sowing and the Harvest'

The left hand column shows the routes numbers. As explained in the preceding page these, for a period of time, were often given an additional suffix to differentiate between the variations applicable.

Also shown below is an indication when Crosville (C.M.S.) commenced the service or if it had been acquired (normally from a take over)- the firm that had been bought out and the date Crosville took over the service are shown.

The right hand column is the service number that was applicable after July 1959 when the route numbering system changed. A list of these services appears on the preceding page <<LINK>>

The list is supplemented from information published in the Crosville Handbooks of the early 1950s that added new services to the list of routes. These additional routes are shown in BLUE

The old spelling of place names is used as was the case when the list was first produced. This applies in particular to Welsh place names.

The post1959 services in the right hand column is an indication of the new route numbers that was applicable after the change. As the old route number would have covered a number of the variations of the route and also allied workers and school services then a number of the new service numbers became applicable.

Index of Routes

1 – 99 Chester and Mold Districts

101 – 199 Liverpool and Wirral Districts

201 – 299 Crewe, Nantwich and Sandbach Districts

301 – 399 Wrexham, Oswestry and Corwen Districts

401 – 499 Rhyl and Llandudno Districts inc Denbigh and Llanrwst

501 – 599 Bangor, Anglesey, Caernarvon and Pwllheli

601 – 699 Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and Dolgellau