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Yelloway keen as mustard to retain famous identity

Published: 12 Feb 2020

Yelloway Coaches, a business famous for adding a splash of colour to the transport sector, continued its remarkable tradition recently with the introduction of a new Plaxton Leopard.

And, you’ve guessed it, the livery features the time-honoured yellow, along with a touch of maroon and orange, and a number plate that features the letters YEL.

It all adds to the history, heritage and identity of a company that has been transporting people since 1915 and continues to be a name synonymous with the transport sector across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Mark Brook, Managing Director of the family run business, commented: “We’ve come a long way since the early 1900s when our first coach tour departed from Oldham for Devon, and included a teenage passenger called Gracie Fields.

“She became the biggest box-office draw and highest paid singer and actress in Britain during the 1930s. I doubt very much that she would have anticipated the luxury coaches we operate today.

“Our new 12.2m Leopard is a 70 seat model with B8R engine and ZF automatic transmission. It joins a range of Plaxton coaches that comprise 50% of our total fleet and reinforces a long and successful relationship with the Scarborough operation.

“The Leopard ticks all the right boxes in terms of capacity, comfort and proven track record. It also has a real street presence and helps us make a statement about our business. Being located in Oldham, with a 230,000 population in the Metropolitan Borough, and just seven miles from Manchester and 10 miles from West Yorkshire, we’re kept busy with corporate hires, excursions and contracts for schools and education authorities, all of which can be undertaken by the versatile Leopard.”