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FIRSTGROUP is expanding in Cornwall with the purchase of Truronian, one of the region’s biggest private bus operators. Truronian, set up in 1987 by Geoff Rumbles and David Rabey, operates 70 vehicles – 50 buses and 20 coaches. As well as an extensive local bus network, it runs a number of contracted services, including the Eden Project park-and-ride with Mercedes-Benz Citaro artics. Its coach operations range from European holiday tours to National Express contracts.

“The opportunity to be part of the UK’s largest surface transport company is definitely good news all round,”
says Rumbles.

The transaction is subject to clearance from the Office of Fair Trading and completion of the due diligence process.

Ironically, prior to setting up Truronian Rumbles and Rabey were senior managers with Western National, the predecessor to First Devon and Cornwall.

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