There has been a lot of interest in an advert placed on DaltonsBusiness.com:
The full advert reads
BUS OPERATING COMPANY, undertaking numerous REGISTERED SERVICES, including town, country and coastal routes. Benefits from no competition in some areas. Operating a fleet of modern buses, all low floor ensuring easy access. Main depot premises, presented and equipped to a high standard, vehicle and wash down area, bus parking facilities, additional visitor car parking, considered one of the largest operators in the area, benefiting from new Lease terms. Enjoying multiple income streams, income increasing year on year, turnover in excess of £1 million. Superb opportunity to acquire professional transport business, masses of potential to expand, could be amalgamated with similar business. Price on Application. Ref: M31380N
It remains to be seen who this is, and if they do get a sale. If its one of the larger companies then there may be competition issues to contend with?
There has been plenty of speculation with several companies mentioned as possibilities. Being described as one of the largest operators in the area does narrow the field down a bit as does the modern fully low floor fleet. That bit seems to rule out Countrybus at least. Dartline seems to fit the bill but the advert does not mention the coach business. I am sure all will become clear over time.