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History of Padarn Bus
Padarn Bus was a bus company that operated through the North of Wales throughout the year and through various other parts of Wales during the Summer.
The company was founded as a taxi firm in 1979 by Dafydd and Darren Price, moving into coach hire in 1984. The name is derived from the nearby Llyn Padarn lake. Padarn began operating a tendered route in Bangor in 1989 as part of the Bws Gwynedd scheme.
It won work on Anglesey a year later and launched two competing routes in Bangor with new Dennis Darts in 1991. However, in 1995 the loss of contracted work prompted the company to give up local service work, although some school contracts continued.
Many of its vehicles and routes were acquired when it merged with larger company KMP. The operator, who were being investigated by North Wales Police over allegations of fraud at the company, closed down on 30 May 2014
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