THE long-established transport business Sea View Coaches has gone into administration.

The company, based in Fancy Road, Poole, had licences to operate 25 vehicles.

A public notice announced the appointment of joint administrators from insolvency firm Begbies Traynor in Bath.

Sea View Coaches was founded in the mid-1960s with one coach, mainly to transport staff to and from the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Winfrith.

It expanded into a successful private hire coach firm, running work, school and leisure trips in the UK and on the continent. It ran trips to national and international speedway meetings and has been a sponsor of speedway in Poole.

Trade publication Coach & Bus Week reported that Sea View Coaches’ fleet of Beulas and Neoplan coaches were leased and some were now available from the Bus and Coach Centre in Oxford, with the rest at an auction house in Lincolnshire.