Stansted Transit

Stansted Transit

Stansted Transit Buses Ltd was a bus operating company based in Braintree, with an outstation at Saffron Walden, United Kingdom.

It was established in October 2000, initially with the name London Transit. Other names used included Stevenage Link (see below) and Transit Group.

Its original depot was at Hare Street, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire. In 2004, another base was established at Stansted Business Park, and Hare Street closed in 2006. The Braintree depot was opened in December 2007, and the Stansted site was vacated during 2008. There were two sites used at Stansted; initially an enclosed yard on Second Avenue, but after Braintree opened, an open parking area on First Avenue was used instead. The outstation at Saffron Walden, (Viceroy Coaches, Bridge Street) ultimately replaced Stansted.

Although mainly associated with contracted bus routes in north west Essex/east Herts, Stansted Transit also briefly ran commercial routes in Milton Keynes (2001–02), and Stevenage (2003–06).

A coach division, called Stansted International Travel, was started in 2006.

On 4 June 2009 Stansted Transit entered administration. By 5 June Essex County Council had taken control of all of their services which continue to operate as normal until a formal tender process takes place later in the summer. As a result of their conduct in managing Stansted Transit Limited and Stansted Transit Buses Limited, the company directors, Suzanne Morris and Sian Morris, were both disqualified from being company directors for 5 years. Stansted Transit had failed to file accounts and failed to make tax or National Insurance payments to HM Revenue and Customs. Former Stansted Transit director Sian Morris was disqualified a second time in relation to her role in the management of Essex County Buses which also ceased trading.

Stansted Transit operated 22 bus routes, in Essex and on the Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders, as well as many school bus contracts tendered by Essex County Council.

By September 2009 the 22 bus routes have been reallocated to other bus companies, most to Hedingham Omnibuses.

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