Essex-based Hedingham Omnibuses has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by national train and bus operator Go-Ahead. Hedingham operates a fleet of 80 vehicles across north Essex and into Suffolk, plus a number of school services.
It is based in Colchester and has depots in Clacton, Harwich, Kelvedon and Tollesbury, with other towns served by its routes included Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Halstead, Braintree, Witham and Chelmsford.
Go-Ahead is one of Britain's largest bus operators with a fleet of around 3,900 vehicles. It also owns stakes in the Southern, Southeastern and London Midland train franchises.