28/05/2011

Burtons Yellow Star goes into administration

Haverhill based Yellow Star t/a Burtons have informed Suffolk County Council that they have gone into administration

From Suffolk County Council website...

Suffolk County Council have been informed that a local bus operator, Yellow Star Travel Services of Haverhill (operating as Burtons) will cease to trade and company matters are being dealt with by a firm of administrators.

Burtons operate several contracts for local bus services in the area as well as some commercially operated services. Suffolk County Council have been working closely with the administrators to ensure that the travelling public will continue to have bus services available.

As a result with immediate effect services will be operated by the new owners of the company and in some cases it has been agreed that contracts will transfer to different bus companies. In all cases the intention is that services will continue on their current timetable and the only difference will be the operating company.

The following services will be operated by Galloway European Coachlines: 377 & 386

The following services will be operated by Stephensons of Essex: 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 15B, 16, 17, 905, 981 & 985

The following services will be operated by Stephensons of Essex as of Monday 6th June: 200, 201, 312, 343, 944, 945, 946

Stephensons of Essex will also be operating Essex County Council contract service 59.

Burtons was until late 2009 owned by Tellings Golden Miller but was sold off in a management buyout.