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Welcome to our Network




Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting on the future of funding for bus services in this area, and for the concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people.  If you value your bus service, please respond to the consultation.


To respond to the consultation now please CLICK HERE


Grant Palmer Limited is an ambitious, family owned business established in 1999. From small beginnnings, the business has grown to run a fleet of 26 buses on a network of local bus services and bespoke contracts, serving the needs of the communities of Bedfordshire.


Our team of 42 drivers, 4 engineers and 4 cleaners is hand picked to ensure we can provide a friendly, approachable, but dependable service for all our customers.  Keeping it local, and in the family, is one of the keys to our success.

Our principle bus services are the busy 42 and 44 routes, linking Toddington, Flitwick, Ampthill and Bedford.  We also provide a network of essential rural services connecting the villages of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough, and the popular route C on the Luton and Dunstable Busway. 


Local authorities and businesses like us too; we provide contract services for both Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils, student transport services for University of Bedfordshire, and guest and staff transport services for Centerparcs Woburn Forest.


Our success can be measured in numbers. 


In 2015 we invested over £150,000 in buses, and nearly £100,000 in a CCTV system for all of our fleet.  We have already followed this up with an order for 2 brand new buses in 2016, a further investment of £250,000 in routes 42 and 44.  Our single deck fleet is now fully accessible.


Passenger numbers in 2015 across our business were up by more than 5% compared to the year before.  On some routes within Bedford Borough we have seen passenger growth of more than 20%.

We work closely with all our partners; the local councils, Bus Users UK, Bedford Bus Users and our corporate customers; to deliver on expectations all the time. 


We work with developers to provide the essential transport services for residential and employment areas alike; we are always keen to build new partnerships and services.


And above all, we work with our staff to deliver that dependability that is so essential for a bus service, listening to their views, improving communication and the quality of our service.


If you think Grant Palmer has something to offer you, please do get in touch.  Right away on 01525 719 719


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