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WIDNES &
HALTON BUSES

SECTION 1
WIDNES

Commer
Leyland Lion LT7
Leyland PD2/40 31
Leyland PD2/40 38 
Leyland Leopard 
Leyland NationalNo1 
Widnes Crest     
Picture Gallery
Withdrawals, Disposals
Fleet list 1909 - 1974

SECTION 2
HALTON     
Leyland Lynx 57
Leyland Lynx 35
Leyland National 23
Leyland National 33
Leyland Leopards
Picture Gallery      
Fleet List From 1974

SECTION 3
BUS LINKS
Halton Transport
Official Timetable & Information Site.
N.W.M.O.R.T.
North west museum of road transport
Crosville DVL 435 
Preserved Bristol VR
Crosville Liverpool
Information and pictures
Merseyside Dennis Dart
Great web site for information and pictures of North West Darts.
Salford City
AEC Reliance TRJ 109

Bus & Coach Preservation

SECTION 4
OTHER LINKS
P.J Stokes Vocalist
The best cabaret artist on the club circuit. Also Weddings, functions & Corporate events catered for
All About Widnes
Great new website
Go and see
Czech Transport
Photo's of Czech Republic Transport
Holmesy's Ship
Have a look at the war ship my son serves on
Holmesy's Spider
Have a look at my pet Tarantula's
Holmesy's Grandchildren
Brittany, Reece, Eliott & Jo
C2C Cycle Ride
My coast to coast cycle ride

 

 
 These pages provide information and pictures about
Widnes Corporation and Halton Transport buses
from the creation of the Corporation to the change over to the current Halton Transport    

Widnes is a North Western industrial town situated on the banks of the river Mersey about 15 miles up river from Liverpool. In 1909 Widnes started its own corporation bus service and purchased four Commer covered top double deck buses from Commercial Cars LTD based in Luton. These were the first covered top double deck buses in England "probably the world". They had to be covered top due to the corrosive atmosphere and acid rain in Widnes associated with the chemical factories. The name "Widnes Corporation" was displayed on the side of all the buses until April 1974, it was then that the name was changed to the present day name of  Halton Transport. During the Corporation years they purchased over one hundred buses, sadly most of them have long been scrapped. Five of these buses still remain with us, four of them at the North West Museum of Road Transport in St. Helens. Three of them have been preserved and are all fully road worthy, the fourth is awaiting preservation and the fifth was turned into a tow bus by Halton Transport and is currently at the Manchester Transport Museum. Open links for details and photographs of the five buses. There are also quite a number of Halton Transport buses in preservation. If you require more detailed information on any aspect of Widnes Corporation or Halton Transport buses please e-mail   

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Widnes & Halton Buses
1909 - 2009
100 Years

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