Una de les notícies més importants i amb més trascendència que remarquem de la comarca del Ripollès, és un important document denominat “Llibre de ruta” que, segons les disposicions de l’època sobre legislació en carretera, les diligències havien de portar.
Aquest document corresponia a l’empresa denominada Família SIRVENT que feia el servei entre Ripoll i Vic el 1865. Deduim que aquesta familia tenia relació amb l’existència actual d’AUTOCARS MIR S.A, ja que l’any 1900 es va trobar un document on hi figurava un carro i una cavalleria a nom de FELIP MIR SIRVENT.
One of the most important and far-reaching news in the Ripollès area has to do with an important document called “Book of route”, which the stagecoaches had to carry along, according to the laws of that time.
This document belonged to the SIRVENT company, which covered the route between Ripoll and Vic in 1865. It can be deduced that this family had some relationship with the present ATOCARS MIR S.A., since in 1990 a document was found which showed a carriage and horses labelled FELIP MIR SIRVENT.
The first piece of evidence for the real existence of transporters Mir in Ripoll is from 1990 with the certificate of a carriage and horses owned by Felip Mir i Sirvent, Peixateria Street, 3. In 1917 Felip Mir i Sirvent retires with a carriage and a horse. From this onwards, we go back to 1921, when Manel Mir i Prat, son of Felip Mir, registers a Hispan-Suiza, GE of 15 to 20 horsepower and with engine number 4247, 18 seats, and Lancia (GE.467) of a 25 to 35 horsepower, and with the engine number 52278.
At that time, the Mir company had the route Ripoll-Puigcerdà and they were also responsible for the collection of rubbish and the transport of meat to the local slaughterhouse. Between 1922 and 1923, a statistical survey about carriages and transporters and of that time shows only four-wheel cars. There is no evidence for the name of the owners within a six year period. Between 1912 and 1925 Manel Mir i Prat, under the name of Transportes Garaje Ripollès covered the route from Ripoll, La Pobla to Solsona.
From 1926 to 1928 Manel Mir i Prat, apart from the route Ripoll-Pobla de Lillet, got the folowing:
– Ripoll-Sant Joan de les Abadesses and Camprodon.
– Ripoll – Berga.
– Ripoll- Ribes de Freser.
In the past the route Camprodon-Ripoll was held by a transporter from Camprodon called Güell. In 1929, and as a result of a central administrative law, exclusive routes arise (only for a transporter). As a consequence, the service Ripoll-Camprodon is no longer held by the Mir family, who keep only the line Ripoll-Pobla de Lillet (and Ribes de Freser). The family company was placed in Pl. Llupions, 8.