Docklands Buses

Docklands Buses
Go Ahead London Docklands Buses
Parent Go-Ahead Group
Founded Various
Service area Greater London
Service type Bus
Routes 6
Operator Go-Ahead London

Docklands Buses is one of many bus companies operating contracted services on behalf of London Buses.



The company was formed by Transit Holdings in 1993 as 'Docklands Transit'. It initially operated local commercial routes using minibuses, but these proved not to be viable so it switched to operating tendered services.[1] Stagecoach purchased the bus side of the company in 1997, and Docklands Transit continuted operating private hire vehicles. In 2002, they won the contract to operate ex-Arriva route London Buses route 167, soon winning other contracts after.

In September 2006 the company was purchased by London General, [2] a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group. As part of the Go-Ahead Group, their head office is based in Merton and they operate one bus garage in Silvertown (SI) which holds 38 buses. In August 2008 a new trading name for Go-Ahead's London operations was created, called Go-Ahead London.


Route number Route Bus type used Notes
150 Becontree Heath to Gants Hill Volvo B7TL 10m / Plaxton President Schooldays only , Main service operated by Arriva London
276 Newham Hospital to Stoke Newington Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.8m
425 Clapton Nightingale Road to Stratford Scania OmniCity 10.6m
Volvo B7TL 10m / Plaxton President
Volvo B9TL 10.4m / MCV DD103
474 Manor Park Station to Canning Town B9TL 10.4m / Eclipse Gemini 2
Scania OmniDekka 10.6m
549 South Woodford to Loughton Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.2m/MCV Evolution
673 Warren School to Beckton Bus station Volvo B7TL 10m/Plaxton President Schooldays only
D6 Hackney to Crossharbour Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.8m
D7 Poplar to Mile End Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2
D8 Stratford City to Crossharbour Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.2m
N551 Trafalgar Square to Gallions Reach Scania OmniDekka 10.6m
Bus types in use


See also


  1. ^ McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 73. ISBN 1898432740. 
  2. ^ The Go Ahead Group-London Central and London General accessed: 17 July 2008

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