Central Buses

Jack Grove, General Manager for Central Buses (left) with Richard Yeo, Business Development Manager for Omnibus

Central Buses gets the best of both worlds with Omnibus

Central Buses, the award-winning West Midlands operator, has purchased OmniTIMES and OmniBASE from Omnibus to improve and speed up the processing of its timetables and schedules data.

When making the decision to move on from manual schedules to using software, Central Buses found that Omnibus offered the best of both worlds in that systems are electronic but still require an element of personal input and expertise.

Jack Grove, General Manager for Central Buses, says that the company took the decision while its fleet was still relatively small at 32 vehicles. Grove explains: “We had been using a manual system and were on the cusp of requiring a software solution, but still wanted to maintain a level of human input. We found that the Omnibus software provided us with the perfect solution and the time saved in planning and scheduling has justified our investment in it.”

Central Buses has been undergoing a period of Omnibus training and data input, with the system going live for the next schedule change implementation.

Grove concludes: “We wanted to retain ownership and control over the system, which our previous manual system of course had, but we wanted to take the monotony out of it. Now we can make changes instantly and try out different parameters. We will certainly see some cost efficiencies in the coming year.”


Omnibus provides passenger transport software – to timetable, schedule, staff, record, manage and publicise services around the world saving customers time and money.

Designed to be flexible enough to meet with a client’s unique demands, Omnibus software is employed by some of the world’s largest passenger transport organisations and some of the smallest too.

The extensive range of software is designed for public transport operators, Local Authorities or executives, encompasses timetabling, scheduling and operational requirements.

The core products available are robust and proven in use all over the world. These are augmented by more specialised modules which enable users to get the most value from the Omnibus solutions.

Omnibus provides the full service: from conception and design, through scheduling and publication, to management and operation.

For further information please contact:

Alison McCalpin
Tel 01353 659564
Mobile 07855 608 573

Carol Crichton or Michael Meilton
0161 683 3100