Nuneaton (Coton Road) depot

Coton Road, Nuneaton (depot code: NN)

Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) expanded their operations to the Nuneaton area on Friday 1st February 1918, when they acquired the business and assets of North Warwickshire Motor Omnibus and Traction Company Limited. Operations in the area quickly expanded and by the 1960s five different sites in the town had been used to garage the company’s vehicles, although between 1921 and 1960 the primary site of operations in the town was the purpose built BMMO depot on Coton Road.

Nuneaton was also the base for many Midland “Red” services in the nearby City of Coventry which, except for a short period in the early 1920s, was never home to a BMMO garage or depot. Due to vehicle height restrictions, double-deck buses could not be allocated to Nuneaton (Coton Road) depot from the introduction of higher enclosed-roof designs in 1931, so other depots in the area were required to operate such vehicles in Coventry and Nuneaton until a new depot at Newtown Road was built in 1960.

Midland “Red”