Category:GM Buses (UK bus company)
GM Buses was a bus company in Greater Manchester, based in Gorton, Manchester, and owned by UK North. In early 2005, the GM Buses name, which had previously been used by publicly owned Greater Manchester Buses, reappeared on the side of buses when UK North decided to rename some of their bus services as GM Buses, including the 192 service between Hazel Grove or Stepping Hill and Manchester. They used a logo previously used by Greater Manchester Buses in the late 1980s and early 1990s and a picture indicating the depot that the bus was operating from. However, they did not adopt the orange livery, keeping UK North's red and white livery instead.
In December 2006, UK North and GM Buses services were suspended during the Christmas period, due to safety fears after several buses were involved in accidents, and a man was killed in an incident involving a UK North bus. The North West Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell, launched an investigation into the company and found that 100 of its 130 drivers were Polish, had a poor understanding of English and felt that they weren't properly trained. It had been planned for the company to return to the street in January 2007 but they went into receivership before this could happen.