West Yorkshire Road Car Company Limited, Harrogate

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Including Keighley-West Yorkshire Services Limited and York-West Yorkshire Joint Services


West Yorkshire was formed in December 1927 but had its origins in the Harrogate Road Car Company, incorporated in November 1906. The name changed in 1924 to Harrogate & District Road Car and then again to West Yorkshire to reflect the wider area that was being covered as a result of the takeover of Premier Transport (Keighley) and Blythe & Berwick of Bradford. Many small operators were acquired in the 1926 to 1933 period and in 1932 the Company reached agreement to form a joint operating company with Keighley Corporation, that was called Keighley-West Yorkshire. A similar agreement, though not a separate company, was reached in 1934 to form York-West Yorkshire. SULs ran at various times from all depots except Bradford, Leeds, Wetherby and Scarborough.

SU's Operated

18 x SUL Buses, For full details click here.

Secondhand SU's Operated

Fleet No Reg No In service Out Service Original Op Remarks

Fleetnames Used

bullet West Yorkshire
bullet Keighley-West Yorkshire
bullet York-West Yorkshire

Operating Depots

bullet Bradford
bullet Harrogate
bullet Otley
bullet Pateley Bridge
bullet Keighley
bullet Grassington
bullet Iklley
bullet Skipton
bullet Leeds 
bullet Wetherby
bullet York
bullet Malton
bullet Scarborough