35 years ago The Guided Bus

History and Heritage – The Opening of a first Guided Bus trial on the 65 Bus Route in Birmingham, took place 35 years ago.

I was Chair of the West Midlands County Council in those days. It was a history making day .

Here I am greeting my cousin who was the Deputy Leader of Cheshire County Council Cllr Derek Bateman, who was present on the day. Derek played a huge role in the national transport scene, playing a lead role in the Shire Counties transport policies.

It was a high profile day with plenty of TV radio and newspapers present. It was nice to meet my cousin who was leading the Cheshire County Council team on the day.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more