21 March 2014

Another sad day

We regret to announce that as of 1700 on Friday 21 March 2014 DAC Coaches will seize trading. We would like to thank all our customers over the years and specially our drivers. This is of somewhat a very hard and heart breaking decision but we wish you all well and well for the future. Many thanks All the team at DAC Coaches

DAC Coaches - SF56GOK - Tavistock - 24 January 2012

[cc] Steven Hughes January 2012 Tavistock


  1. Very sad, I expect jackets will get some of there work

  2. Have they suddenly crashed into administration? I only got one of their buses from Callington to Tavistock on Tuesday, however at 9.15 I was the only paying customer out of a total of 10 people over the course of the journey. I consider
    £2.50 for a single a real bargain, so perhaps the pricing needed reviewing. All that said, this is very sad news for this company who are very much a community service.

  3. Anyone know any truth in the rumour that Jacketts we're going to buy DAC?

  4. This is as is said, very sad news, they have been with us for many years and of cours Fords before that from the same premises. Let us see whether the other local newcomer to the scene over the last few years with his expansion into Plymouth and Yelverton soon can takeover some of this work, an ideal depot there also.

  5. Sad news! I remember DAC from years past! I hope all the drivers can find jobs!

  6. This has just appeared on the Western Greyhound Facebook page - 79 to be jointly run by PCB and WG from Monday (for now) ...


    Plymouth Citybus and Western Greyhound are happy to announce that we will be stepping in to run the service 79 between Callington and Tavistock from Monday 24th March.

    The rescue plan comes in after the sad news that DAC coaches announced earlier today that they will cease trading with immediate effect. WGL and PCB and Cornwall Council have come to the agreement that Plymouth Citybus will run 75% and Western Greyhound 25% of the service.

    The timetable and fares for the service will remain unchanged to that of the DAC service. However, the service will run free on Monday whilst registrations are put into place.

    Mark Howarth Director at Western Greyhound said "We are very sad to hear the sudden news about DAC, but are delighted that we can step in very quickly along with Plymouth CityBus to make sure that passengers are not inconvenienced”

    Richard Stevens Managing Director at Plymouth Citybus said "We are happy to be able to come to an agreement and step in alongside Western Greyhound to make sure that the passengers will have as little disruption to the route as possible."

    The timetable will be on our website soon.

  7. Following update from the DAC website ...

    March 21, 2014 2:13 pm 4 Comments
    Following the announcement DAC coacheswill cease trading later today (Friday 21 March). The Council has been making arrangements with other bus companies to cover the work that the company operated under contract to the Council. At such short notice, it has not been possible to cover bus services which would have operated at the weekend; however the following replacement services have been arranged from Monday 24 March.
    School/College Services: pick-up times and locations are unchanged
    Callington Community College
    CAL104 – Calstock – will be operated by C J Down Coaches – tel: 01822 810242
    CAL105 – St Dominick – will be operated by C J Down Coaches – tel: 01822 810242
    CAL109 – Blunts, Quethiock – will be operated by C J Down Coaches – tel: 01822 810242
    CAL111 – Pensilva – will be operated by Caradon Riviera Tours – tel: 01579 362226
    CAL113 – Rilla Milla, Linkinhorne – will be operated by Caradon Riviera Tours – tel: 01579 362226
    CAL114 – Stoke Climsland – will be operated by Caradon Riviera Tours – tel: 01579 362226
    CAL116 – Luckett – will be operated by Target Travel – tel: 01752 242000
    Liskeard School & Community College
    LIS109 – Budges Shop, Doddy Cross – will be operated by Jackett’s Coaches – tel: 01822 832304
    Launceston College
    LAU007 – Laneast, Pipers Pool – will be operated by Group Travel – tel: 01208 77989
    Cornwall College Saltash
    SC0021 – Pensilva, Liskeard – will be operated by Caradon Riviera Tours – tel: 01579 362226
    Local Bus Services: Timings may alter, please check with the new operator.
    Service 236 Liskeard – Launceston – will be operated by Group Travel – tel: 01208 77989
    Service 283 Menheniot – Liskeard – St Neot – will be operated by Jackett’s Coaches – tel: 01822 832304
    Service 79 Callington – Tavistock – STILL AWAITING CONFIRMATION
    For any other queries about the bus services, please contact Cornwall Council’s Passenger Transport Unit on 01872 323562.

  8. I can confirm that following the unfortunate demise of DAC Coaches, PCB in conjunction with WGL will be operating service 79 between Tavistock and Callington starting from Monday 24th March. PCB will provide three vehicles and WGL the fourth. The published timetable will be in operation for the first two weeks during which time CCC will put the route out to tender. We have been delighted to be able to offer employment to six ex DAC drivers this afternoon. No fares will be charged on Monday 24th March as we get the ticket machines updated and the drivers trained.

  9. Anybody know how jackets got on at there PI?
    Section 5.3 – Notice of Transport Manager Public Inquiries to be Held

    TM Public Inquiry (EpisodeId:1363 PublicInquiryId:1738) for TREVELLYAN JAMES JACKETT
    to be held at Jubilee House Croydon Street Bristol BS5 0GB, on 15 April 2014 commencing at
    14:00 (Previous Publication:(6093))
    Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009

    Public Inquiry (48355) to be held at Jubilee House, Croydon Street, Bristol, BS5 0GB, on 15
    April 2014 commencing at 14:00(Previous Publication:(2500)
    PH1101608 SN

    PSV - S17 - Consideration of disciplinary action under Section 17 (The Public
    Passenger Vehicles Act 1981)
    PSV - S28 - Consideration of disciplinary action under Section 28 (The Transport Act


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