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Metrobus is a bus operator with routes in South London, and parts of Surrey, Kent & Sussex. Metrobus operates its London Buses as a Go-Ahead London Subsidary company and remains and independent company for its commercial services. Formed through a management buyout in 1983, Metrobus was purchased by the Go-Ahead Group in September 1999.

Metrobus previously operated many routes under contract to Transport for London in south and south-east London, but following a restructure, on 1 April 2014 these were transferred to Go-Ahead London and Metrobus became a Go-Ahead London company, a subsidiary. The remaining operations were brought under the control of Brighton & Hove on 1 July 2014.

Croydon (C)

Croydon Garage operates London bus routes 127, 355, 359, 403, 434, 455, 463, S1, express route X26, school routes 633 and 663 and 24-hour route 119.

History

The Beddington Lane depot was opened by Metrobus in December 2005 to house route 127 which had been surrendered early by Centra. Work was completed on the garage buildings in February 2006. This garage took over the London routes that ran from Godstone with the exception of routes 146 and 246 which transferred to Orpington (MB) garage.

On 30 August 2008, Metrobus commenced operating route 293.

On 25 April 2009, Metrobus commenced operating route 75.

On 14 April 2012, route X26 passed to Quality Line.

On 19 May 2012, route T33 passed to Abellio London and route 54 was transferred to this garage.

On 26 April 2014, route 75 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 3 May 2014, route 54 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 24 October 2015, route N64 was withdrawn.

On 19 March 2016, route 367 passed to Abellio London.

On 27 August 2016, route 64 passed to Arriva London.

On 27 August 2016, route 355 was transferred to this garage from London Central's Camberwell (Q) garage.

On 3 December 2016, route 118 was transferred from London General's Merton (AL) garage to this garage.

On 28 January 2017, route 118 was transferred from this garage to London General's Stockwell (SW) garage.

On 4 March 2017, Metrobus commenced operating route 455.

On 15 April 2017, Metrobus recommenced operating route X26.

On 26 August 2017, route 130 passed to Abellio London.

On 1 September 2018, route 293 passed to Quality Line.

On 27 October 2018, Metrobus commenced operating route 403.

On 31 August 2019, Metrobus commenced operating route 197 and 663.

On 29 August 2020, Route 405 passed to Arriva London.

On 19 September 2020, Route 202 passed to Arriva London.

On 3 April 2021, Metrobus commenced operating route 633.

On 8 May 2021, Metrobus commenced operating route 463.

On 3 July 2021, Metrobus commenced operating route S1.

On 18 June 2022, route 197 was transferred from this garage to London Central’s Peckham (PM) garage.

Metrobus will commence operating route 264 from 27 August 2022.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 8.9m for route 434
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.3m for route S1
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (SE) for route 455 and S1
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (SE/SEN) for route 359
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m / Optare Esteem (SOE) for route 455
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for routes 127 and 403
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for route 119
  • BYD DD Electric 10.9m / Enviro 400 City EV (Ee) to be introduced on route 119 and 264 from 27 August 2022
  • Optare MetroCity 9.9m (OM) for route S1
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL/WVN) for routes 127, 633, 663 and X26
  • Volvo B5TL 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WVL) for route 127
  • Volvo B5LH 10.6m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) for route 119
  • Wright StreetLite 8.8m (WS) for route 463
  • Wright StreetLite 10.8m (WS) for route 355
  • Wright Electroliner EV (EL) 10.9m for route 119

Orpington (MB)

The Green Street garage operates London bus routes 126, 138, 162, 208, 227, 233, 320, 352, 353, 354, 358, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and school routes 654 and 684.

History

A former farm, Green Street Green depot was for many years the only garage for all of Metrobus' London tendered routes since the award of route 61 in 1986. More recently routes have been operated from Godstone and in December 2005 a new depot was constructed in Croydon to cope with new tender awards. During mid-2005 major reconstruction started on the Green Street Green site to make improvements and provide an expansion. During these works, a temporary base was being used at Polhill in next to the base of what was Southlands Travel.

On 2 May 2009, Metrobus commenced operating route 54.

On 19 May 2012, route 54 was transferred from this garage to Croydon (C) garage.

On 23 February 2013, Metrobus commenced operating route 233.

On 23 March 2013, Metrobus commenced operating route 126.

On 19 September 2015, Metrobus commenced operating route 246.

On 23 January 2016, route B14 was transferred from this garage to London Central's Bexleyheath (BX) garage.

On 20 August 2016, routes 146 and 336 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 20 May 2017, route 464 passed to Abellio London.

On 17 March 2018, routes 161, 181 and 284 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 8 December 2018, Metrobus commenced operating routes 51, R5 and R10.

On 22 June 2019, Metrobus commenced operating route 227. At the same time, route 51 was transferred to London Central's Bexleyheath (BX) garage.

On 27 July 2019, Metrobus commenced operating route 208.

On 19 September 2020, Metrobus commenced operation of route 354 and at the same time route 246 passed back to Stagecoach London.

On 5 December 2020, Metrobus commenced operation of route R7.

Route 684 will pass to Stagecoach London on 27 August 2022.

Metrobus will commence operating route 664 on 3 September 2022.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 8.9m (SE/SEN) for routes 138, 162, 233, 354, R1, R4, R5, R8 and R10
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.6m (SE/SEN) for routes R2 and R11
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (SE) for route R9
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (SE) for route 126
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E/EN) for routes 320, 654 and 684
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.2m (EH) for route 320
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for routes 208 and 353, to be introduced to route 664 from 3 September 2022
  • BYD DD Electric 10.9m / Enviro 400 City EV (Ee) to be introduced on route 353 from 22 October 2022
  • Wright StreetLite 8.8m (WS) for routes 352, R3, R6 and R7
  • Irizar IeTram electric to be introduced on route 358 from late 2022
  • Wright StreetLite 10.8m (WS) as logistical spares
  • Wright StreetLite 11.5m (WS) for route 227
  • Mercedes-Benz O530 C2 Citaro 12.0m (MEC) for route 358

Former Garages

Crawley (CY)

Crawley garage operated London bus route 465.

History

On 3 October 2009, there was further expansion in the fleet as Arriva decided to sell their Horsham bus operations to Metrobus. Metrobus took over the operations of route 465. Six Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts used on the 465 continued on that route.

On 30 June 2012, route 465 passed to Quality Line.

Fleet

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