1985 - 2003
Badgerline was a large national Bus operator in England and Wales. It originated as a privatised part of the Bristol Omnibus Company. Badgerline subsequently became Badgerline Holdings who then bought other Bus operators throughout England and Wales. Bagerline Holdings was renamed Badgerline Group in 1993 and subsequently merged with the GRT Group in 1995 to become First. The original Bristol operations continued to trade as Badgerline until 2003 when Badgerline and Southern National merged to become First Somerset.