Crosville Wales Depots

When Crosville Wales began operations in August 1986 there were 19 depots and a number of outstations.

(See the second table below for details of these out-stations


MAIN DEPOTS (by Divisions)

Depot

History

Out-stations

Wrexham

Mold Road

Mold Road closed by 6/1991;

Caego (Berse Road) opened 1/1994

to Arriva Cymru

Corwen from 1/1989 until strike in 10/1990

Corwen

London Road

Became outstation of Wrexham 1/1989 (see below)


Oswestry

Oswald Road

Oswestry transferred to Midland Red North 12/1991

Welshpool until 12/1990;

Llanidloes until 12/1990;

Newtown from 8/1988 closed 4/1990

Abermule from 4/1990 until 12/1991;

Plas Madoc from 2/1991 until 12/1991

Corwen from 10/1990 to 12/1991

Rhyl

Ffynnongroew Road

to Arriva Cymru

Denbigh from 9/1990

Holywell until 9/1992

Bagillt from 12/1992 until 2/1996

Greenfield from 2/1996 until 2/1998

Corwen from 12/1991

Denbigh

Lenten Pool, Off Smithfield Road

became outstation 9/1990 (see below)


Mold

Chester Road, Ponterwyl

to Arriva Cymru


Bangor

Beach Road

to Arriva Cymru

Amlwch by 6/1998

Blaenau Ffestiniog from 1/1991

Caernarfon from 1/1991

Holyhead by 11/1991

Llangefni from 12/1987

Pothmadog from 6/1992

Pwllheli

Caernarfon

Bangor Road

Became outstation of Bangor from 1/1991 and

Bangor Rd depot closed 6/1991 (See below)

Denbigh from 9/1990

Holywell until 9/1992

Bagillt from 12/1992 until 2/1996

Greenfield from 2/1996 until 2/1998

Corwen from 12/1991

Pwllheli

Lower Cardiff Road

Lower Cardiff Road depot closed 6/1992

Moved to Parry's Coaches, Glanydon Industrial Estate until 5/1996 moved to Caelloi Garage, Promenade.

Porthmadog until 6/1992

Blaenau Ffestiniog

North Western Road

Became outstation of Caernarfon by 10/1989 (see below)


Holyhead

Victoria Road, Rhos-Y-Gaer

Became an outstation of Bangor by 11/1991.

Victoria Rd depot closed 6/1992 (see below)


Llangefni

Bridge Street

Became an outstation of Bangor in 12/1987


Amlwch

Lon Goch

Became outstation of Bangor by 6/1988 (see below)


Aberystwyth

Park Avenue

to Arriva Cymru

Lampeter from 1989 until closed 7/1994

Tregaron

Dolgellau

Arran Road

Closed for a brief period in 10/1988 but re-opened shortly afterwards.

Barmouth until closed in 1991;

Tywyn until closed in 1995

Machynlleth

Machynlleth

Doll Street

Became outstation of Aberystwyth 12/1989

(see below)


Aberaeron

Lower Regent Street

Closed 9/1990

Lampeter until 1989

Newcastle Emlyn

New Road

Became an out-station by 8 /1980

closed 9/1990


Details of the Out-Stations :-

OUTSTATION

DETAILS

Abermule

Station Yard, Kerry Road

Opened 4/1990 as an outstation of Oswestry (transfer from Newtown and Welshpool. Transferred to Midland Red (North) with Oswestry depot in 12/1991

Amlwch


Outstation of Bangor by 6/1988. Depot at Lon Goch closed by 10/1990 outstation moved to Lewis-y-Llan, at their depot on the Industrial Estate.

Bagillt

Corbetts, Holywell Road

Opened in 12/1992 (transfer from Holywell) and closed 2/1996 - transferred to Greenfield

Barmouth

Station Yard, Beach Road

Outstation of Dolgellau until closed in 1991

Blaenau Ffestiniog

North Western Road

Outstation of Caernarfon by 10/1989 and closed 9/1995

Bretton

Broughton Mills Road

Acquired from Devaway in 3/1998

(Closed 10/1998 under Arriva Cymru)

Caernarfon


Became outstation of Bangor from 1/1991

Bangor Rd depot closed 6/1991

Moved to Cibyn Ind Est 6/1991;

- to Arriva Cymru

Corwen

London Road

Became outstation of Wrexham 1/1989

During strike at Wrexham (10/1990) was outstation of Oswestry

When Oswestry transferred to Midland Red in 12/1991 became outstation of Rhyl

- to Arriva Cymru

Denbigh

Lenten Pool depot closed in 9/1990

Became outstation of Rhyl at various locations

- outside old depot, old Railway Station and Industrial Estate;

Greenfield

Phillips Coaches, Ind. Est, Rhyl Road

Opened 2/1996 – transfer from Bagillt. Closed 2/1998

Holywell

Phillips Coaches, Brynford Street

Closed 12/1992 and transferred to Bagillt

Holyhead

Holland Park Ind. Est, Cyttir Road

Outstation of Bangor by 11/1991.

Victoria Rd depot closed 6/1992

At Holland Park Industrial Estate from 6/1992;

Lampeter

Filling Stn, Cwmann

Outstation of Aberaeron until 1989 then outstation of Aberystwyth until closed in 7/1994

Llangefni

Bridge Street /

Industrial Estate Glanhwyfa Road

Outstation of Bangor 12/1987;

Bridge Street depot closed 1/1989 and moved to Industrial Estate on Glanhwyfa Road

Llanidloes

Mount Lane

Outstation of Oswestry until closed 12/1990 transferred to Abermule

Llanrwst

Betws Road

Outstation of Llandudno Junction

- to Arriva Cymru

Machynlleth

Industrial Centre, Heol Y Doll

In 12/1989 became outstation of Aberystwyth and depot closed with vehicles being kept at a Garden Centre / Industrial Estate not far from the original depot. The depot re-opened in 8/1995.

- to Arriva Cymru

Newcastle Emlyn

New Road

To an out-station by 8 /1980 and closed 9/1990

New Quay

Park Street Bus Stand

Depot became outstation of Aberystwyth in 9/1990

- to Arriva Cymru

Newtown

Car Park, Wesley Street

Opened 8/1988 as outstation of Oswestry and closed 4/1990

– transferred to Abermule

Plas Madoc

Llangollen Road

Opened 2/1991 as outstation of Oswestry (during strike at Wrexham)

Became outstation of Mold when Oswestry transferred to Midland Red North 12/91.

Closed 1/1992 – transfer to Ruabon

Porthmadog

Outstation of Pwllheli at Ffestiniog Rail Station until 1993 and location moved to rear of office, High Street

Ruabon

Gardden Industrial Estate

Opened 1/1992 as an outstation of Mold (transfer from Plas Madoc). Became outstation of Wrexham (Caego) in 1994 and closed by 12/1994

Tregaron

Cattle Market, Station Road

Outstation of Aberystwyth

- to Arriva Cymru

Tywyn

Rail Station Forecourt, Station Road

Outstation of Dolgellau until closed in 1995

Welshpool

Car Park, Off Church Street

Outstation of Oswestry – closed 12/1990 – transferred to Abermule

In addition to those listed above there were a number of other locations where buses were left overnight. These included :-

Bala (Arenig Street / Station Road)

Bryneglwys (School)

Llanybydder (Ffinant Isaf Farm, Alltyblaca / Allt-Y-Mynydd)

Minera

Rhoslan (Criccieth)

Talgarreg (Bwlch-y-Fadfa, Llandysul)