New Derby Operating Centre Opens


Linburg Coach Hire has significantly strengthened its commitment to its customers in the East Midlands with the opening in November 2010 of a new Derby Operating Centre.

Having buses and coaches permanently stationed in the centre of the City of Derby has further increased Linburg’s ability to support its existing customers who include National Express, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry Trains and Derbyshire County Council. It also means that Linburg Coach Hire are able to provide professional bus and coach hire services to new customers in the corporate sector, schools, clubs and societies in the Derby and Nottingham areas.

For Operations Director, John Hadaway, this has been something of an overdue business homecoming. His Great Grandfather, William Potter, pictured here on the left, operated horse-drawn coaches in Derby at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Business was brought to an abrupt holt however when, on the outbreak of The Great War, the Company’s horses were requisitioned by the Army for the war effort. William’s best horse however never made it out of Derby let-alone to the frontline, as unused to being saddled and ridden by an Army Officer, it bolted complete with rider, straight through the plate glass window of The Midland Drapery on St Peters Street in Derby, where the horse died of its injuries. Nearly one hundred years later, John is excited to be picking up the reigns on behalf of his Great Grandfather, bringing his own many years of professional coach hire operations experience back to Derby, supported by Linburg Coach Hire Sales Director, Gill Dawson, also a Derbyshire resident.

Things have changed a lot in a hundred years. Modern, powerful and smooth Linburg luxury coaches with air-cushioned suspension, ‘Royale’ reclining seats, air-conditioning and Central-heating can be seen everyday. The Linburg Coach Hire team for the Twenty-First Century will be delighted to discuss your own group travel needs.

Contact them in Derby on 01332 554823