Sudden and unexpected Richardsons closure
Richardsons Travel of Midhurst, Sussex, has gone into administration, having ceased operations.
The operator went into administration with immediate effect. Bohunt School in Liphook, which the operator served continuously for 30 years, described the news as ‘sudden and unexpected’. At the time of going to press, alternative services for the significant majority of students to the school had been found.
Churchers College of Petersfield, Hampshire, has also put in place alternative travel arrangements in response to Richardson’s Travel closing.
Richardsons was set up in Sheffield in 1976. The company moved south in 1989 after a South Yorkshire transport company made an offer for its network. Richardsons founder, Roger Richardson, took on Weller’s Coaches that same year.
Roger passed away unexpectedly in 2011, after which the running of the company was taken on by Christine Richardson, Roger’s widow.
Richardsons predominantly Volvo fleet wore a distinctive blue livery. As well as school transport, the company provided coach hire, excursions and tours.
Attempts by B&CB to contact the company have gone unanswered at the time of going to press.