Eastern Counties was one of several large companies that the government decreed should be split up prior to privatisation and on 9 September 1984, its western area operations went to a new company. Cambus Ltd inherited 172 vehicles, of which, not surprisingly, given the Tilling Group background, 128 were Bristols. Only Leicester City Transport had ever operated Bristol products (and then not many of them). There were depots at Cambridge, Peterborough, Ely, March, and Newmarket (actually in Suffolk), and stage carriage services were operated throughout Cambridgeshire and into neighbouring counties; Spalding and The Deepings in Lincolnshire, King�s Lynn in Norfolk, Haverhill and Mildenhall in Suffolk, Saffron Walden in Essex, Royston in Hertfordshire and Oundle in Northamptonshire. More National Express and tour work came at the end of November 1985 from Ambassador Travel, the other offshoot of Eastern Counties, along with 24 vehicles.