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Docklands Buses is a bus company operating in East London. It is a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group and operates services under contract to Transport for London.

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HistoryEdit

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Docklands Buses was formed by Harry Blundred's Transit Holdings in 1988 as Docklands Transit.[1][2] It initially operated local commercial routes using Ford Transit minibuses, but these proved not to be viable so it switched to operating tendered Transport for London services.[3] Stagecoach purchased the bus side of the company in 1997, and Docklands Transit continued operating private hire vehicles. In 2002 Docklands Buses commenced operating route 167, soon winning other contracts.

In September 2006 the company was purchased by Go-Ahead Group.[4]

In August 2008, Go-Ahead's London bus operations all took up the new trading name of Go-Ahead London.

GarageEdit

Docklands Buses operate one garage.

Silvertown (SI)Edit

Silvertown garage operates London bus routes 276, 541,[5] 549, D6, D7, D8, 24-hour route 474, schools routes 150 and 673.

On 6 July 2013, route 425 passed to Tower Transit.[6]

On 31 August 2013, route N551 passed to Tower Transit.[7]

Bus types in useEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Companies House extract company no 2212346 Docklands Transit Limited
  2. Blundred's minis to sail into docklands Commercial Motor 1 December 1988 page 5
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  4. Go-Ahead annual report 30 June 2007 Go-Ahead Group plc
  5. 5.0 5.1 Service changes
  6. Bus tender results Route 425 Transport for London 25 October 2012
  7. Bus tender results Route N551 Transport for London 25 October 2012

External linksEdit

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