Greenfield, Holywell

Legal name:-      Town Lynx Limited

Operators licence no:-                  PG1113075/SN    [18]

address:       Greenfield Business Park 1, Bagillt Road, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GJ

Tel No : 01352 715757

Before starting his business in 1996 Stephen Andrew Lee was a driver with 'Crosville'. His first buses were a pair of 25 seater Volkswagen / Optare Pacers. His first route was the 28 Flint to Mold service. This was operated in addition to school contracts. His first full size buses were Leyland Nationals and in December 2001 the first double decker was acquired – a Leyland Atlantean with a 76 seater East Lancashire body.

The first depot away from the owner's home in Holywell was at the Brookfield Garage in Northop. This eventually proved to be too small and the operator moved in 2007 to the current premises in Greenfield where the fleet is maintained.

A separate business trading as Leeway Bus Company was operated in conjunction with the main business under the name of Carol Lee – the wife of Stephen. This business was allocated a separate operating licence. The buses allocated to 'Leeway' were predominately used for school contracts. This licence was revoked following a Public Inquiry in February 2020. 

A legal entity Town Lynx Limited was formed in March 2012 and this new company was given an Operators licence in April 2015. Stephen and his wife Carol are the Directors of this company.

Initially the chosen fleet livery was blue and yellow. Later a substantial number of vehicles in the fleet were given the Flintshire County Council Conexxions livery. The current preferred fleet colour is now Lime Green.

Interestingly a large number of vehicles acquired and at one time the main part of the fleet started their life in the Republic of Ireland.

In the past routes have been operated from Mold to Chester, Mold to Denbigh and Wrexham evening services to Rhos and Chirk and for a while the company operated a commercial service in competition with Arriva the T1 Greenfield to Chester .

The principal route that the firm has operated involves the 28 route from Flint to Mold.  This was extended to Wrexham some time ago and then to Greenfield. However in early 2019 the service reverted back to the original Mold to Flint journey and for most of the day only one vehicle is utilised.  Another route run is the 6 Mold to Pantymwyn which is contracted with Flinsthire County Council. The company did operate the 40 Prestatyn Town service which also worked to Rhyl and Dyserth. In 2020 this 40 Prestatyn Town Service was converted to a Fflecsi Service and operated as demand responsive with passengers booking their ride by telephone or using an 'App'.  However this service is now operated by Llew Jones of Llanrwst.

A number of school contracts are also operated and the firm has a fleet of former military owned coaches some of which have now been up-seated to 70 seats and are in a plain white livery. A number of double deck vehicles are also used on some school and college services.

A large number of buses are stored on the premises out of use.  Some are withdrawn and are being used as a source of spares but others are being stored and may see further use.


Fleet History

The table below gives a list of all recorded vehicles known to have been with this operator.  

I am indebted to David Donati for his dedicated work in compiling this data and enabling me to present it.

In the 'Links' column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle.  The photo will open in a new window.

Chassis and body numbers can be seen by scrolling to the right.

Photo courtesy Stephen Monoghan