Midland “Red”
Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC) Leyland National - Miscellaneous Information

Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC)
Leyland National — Miscellaneous Information


The Leyland National saw service with BMMO and its various descendant companies for over 30 years, but now they have all disappeared. Therefore, instead of listing vehicles in service, this page gives information on the last examples to survive with “Midland Red.”

For a full list of all Leyland National buses owned or operated by BMMO and all the Midland “Red” offspring compinies, see the “History and Allocations” pages in the links below.

Midland Red (North) Limited (Arriva Midlands North Limited)

The last two Leyland Nationals in service with Arriva Midlands North Limited (previously named Midland Red North Ltd) were withdrawn in 2002, and are both now used for driver training. These are…

Midland Red (South) Limited(Stagecoach in Warwickshire)


Midland Red (South) Limited (trading as Stagecoach in Warwickshire) withdrew their final Leyland National on 27th March 2004.

Midland Red (West) Limited (First Midland Red Buses Limited)


By Friday 30th November 2001, First Midland Red Buses Limited (previously named Midland Red West Limited) had withdrawn their last three Mark I Leyland Nationals from service. These vehicles were:

The Mark II Leyland National was never popular in the Midland Red West fleet; however, it did outlive the Mark I with two examples surviving until May 2002.

One final Leyland national remained with First Midland Red as a driver training bus until 2007…