York Pullman Bus Company Ltd

Benchmark Member
Benchmark Member
Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QA
01904 622 992
Email: richard.startup@yorkpullmanbus.co.uk
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Company Profile:

York Pullman joined BUSK Benchmark to work in partnership with them to promote safe coach travel. The company offer a safe and reliable service to schools using well maintained vehicles, experienced and uniformed drivers who take a pride in their work. With sixty vehicles, we are big enough to cope and as a family business, small enough to care. As part of our service to schools York Pullman provide an information sheet to assist in the completion of their Educational Visit risk assessment forms.

Management contact Richard Startup
Established since 1926
Fleet Fleet of 36 coaches 4 minibuses with one being wheelchair accessible.
Drivers York Pullman employ 35 full and 15 part time drivers. 
Training Drivers trained in on-going CPC modules and have completed training in Customer care, Safe working procedures for vehicles, passengers and staff and Drivers hours and working time.
Maintenance In house maintenance carried out in purpose built workshop facilities managed by Paul Hirst. Vehicles safety inspected every 5 weeks.
Members of BUSK Benchmark, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Freight Transport Association, Coach Tourism Council.

Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards 

York Pullman is a name synonymous with travel in York with it's history traced back to the early 1920s when garage owner Norman Pearce started operating a service between York and Stamford Bridge. In 1926 Hartas Foxton joined forces with Pearce to establish the York Pullman Bus Company, adopting a maroon, yellow and cream livery of the old 'Pullman' railway carriages.

Expansion of the company continued. By 1938 it had outgrown it's three garages in Lead Mill Lane, James Street and Piccadilly. Land was acquired in Navigation Road to build a new depot on the site of the former glass works factory. In 1939, during the war, the Piccadilly garage was requisitioned and would never fully return to Pullman use. The Company moved to new premises in 1951 and Bootham Tower became it's new home. By the 1970s York Pullman was carrying more than 1,000,000 passengers a year. As well as providing bus services it also offered customers extensive day excursions and holidays. By 1990 the trading name of York Pullman had been sold to Hull City Transport along with twenty coaches from the fleet. The York Pullman name was finally resurrected by K & J Travel of Rufforth in April 2007. The Company continues to flourish. For more information please contact us directly.

Benchmark License No: BE0072

Expiry Date: 30 June 2020

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