About Warrington's Own Buses
Warrington’s Own Buses can trace its routes back to 1902, when the first electric tram commenced operation in Warrington. Over 119 years later, we’re still going strong, providing quality local bus services the town of Warrington rightly deserves.
We carry over 6 million passengers per year using a fleet of 118 buses that operate approximately 5 million kilometres in service per annum. Warrington is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the North West and high quality public transport is essential to the town's continued development. We strive to deliver the best possible public transport service for Warrington, and our community ownership gives locals a real say on transport strategy.
We operate under a number of different brands including The Cheshire Cat, Connect17 and The Pops, each giving an enhanced product offering to the communities they serve. In 2018, we introduced the Cheshire Cat branding on services 5/6/7/8/9 with brand new buses, each fitted with USB charging, Wifi, visual/audio announcements and even a sofa! While we still promote the same traditional core values that our customers love, we’re also working to innovate bus travel in and around Warrington.
With seven non-executive directors on our board, as well as three locally based, full-time management directors, we combine the best of private sector experience with public sector ethos, allowing local people to make local decisions about the running of local services.