18/05/2011

Carnells Coaches goes into liquidation

Long Sutton based coach operator Carnells Coaches have gone into voluntary liquidation.

The company which was established in 1969 and operated a fleet of twelve vehicles, employed nine drivers, two fitters and two members of office staff told Lincolnshire County Council last Wednesday it would not be able to fulfill its contracts after Friday.

Lincolnshire County Council then quickly set about finding operators that could take over its contracts at short notice.

Norfolk Green have taken on a Spalding to King's Lynn collage service whilst Translinc Ltd is now operating the Carnells Coaches services to Spalding's Gleed Boys' School, Gleed Girls' Technology College and Spalding High School.

Tydd Travel have been appointed to take over the contracts between Gedney Church End, Sutton Bridge Westmere and Sutton Bridge to The Peele Community College in Long Sutton and Lutton Primary School - all of these services will operate until the end of the school year and will be put out to normal tender from September.

The companys three times a day public service between Long Sutton, Holbeach and Boston has been taken over by Brylaine Travel.

All of the staff have unfortunatly lost their jobs although a company spokesperson told the Spalding Guardian that some have already found alternative employment.