Central Buses

Central Buses

Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 in September 2012
Parent Cen Group Ltd
Headquarters Perry Barr
Service area Birmingham
Service type Bus services
Routes 19 (March 2016)
Depots Perry Barr (Main HQ)
Fleet 30 (March 2016)
Chief executive Geoff Cross
Website www.centralbuses.com

Central Buses[1] is a bus company based in Birmingham, England.


Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart in September 2009

Central Buses was founded in September 2003 by 16-year-old Geoff Cross, in partnership with his father Peter.[2]

Later, a separate arm of the company was created. Centrad was created under the CEN Group brand, which Central Buses also joined. This supplies electronic equipment to the bus industry.[2]

Many of the current services operated by Central Buses are operated under contract to Centro. All of the buses have been equipped to use prepaid fare cards.[3][4][5][6]


As of March 2016 the fleet consists of 30 buses.[7] Fleet livery is red and grey.

See also


  1. Companies House extract company no 4754447 Cen Group Limited
  2. 1 2 Start your own business: Young bus operator takes slow lane to success Daily Express 24 February 2010
  3. "Buses to trial new pre-paid systems". Express & Star. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  4. John, Patrice (9 October 2009). "Date set for Birmingham's delayed bus smartcard system". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  5. John, Patrice (17 October 2009). "West Midlands public transport users soon to see electronic ticketing system". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  6. Authi, Jasbir (20 January 2010). "Smartcard a step closer on Midlands transport". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  7. Central Buses Fleet List Central Buses fleet list as of April 2016.

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