New High Peak bus company following merger

A NEW bus company is to be formed with the merger of two of the High Peak’s biggest bus operators.

The company, to be called High Peak, has been formed by the merger of Bowers, based at Chapel-en-le-Frith and Trent Barton’s Dove Holes unit near Buxton.

The new operator will operate from Dove Holes and will have a combined fleet of 50 buses and around 100 employees. All the staff currently employed by the two operators will transfer to the new operation and no jobs will be lost.

It is expected that High Peak will start operating in the late summer or early autumn as soon as the necessary Operating Licences have been granted by the Traffic Commissioner.