THE GALLERY

London
Travel London
Page 1
Travel London
was a
subsidiary of
National Express
Travel London Optare Solo
The first incarnation of Travel London included the C1 route and a fleet of Optare Solos though initial operations were with temporarily transferred buses from the Midlands fleet including white, blue and lime Travel Merry Hill Vario/Beaver 2s. Solo 231 (S231EWU) is seen in March 1999.
 
 
Travel London Optare Solo
A nearside view of 237 (S237EWU), also in 1999.
 
 
The C1 route passed to Limebourne with Travel London's 211 route when the company withdrew from London. Limebourne's expanded operations passed to Connex, then Travel London re-emerged taking over the expanded Connex operation. Thus 238 (S238EWU) and the other Solos on the C1 returned to National Express ownership, it is seen in June 2004 in a slightly revised Travel London colour scheme.
 
 
Travel London Optare Excel
Travel London's other initial route, the 211, was initially run using Volvo B6s from the Midlands until new Optare Excels arrived. These dual door buses only seated 26 and were replaced by UVG bodied Dennis Darts by Limebourne and low floor deckers by Connex. The picture of 421 (R421HWU) is from early in 1999.
 
 
TWM Optare Excel
Most of the 211 Excels were moved to the TWM fleet when replaced by Connex Tridents as they were still owned by National Express, 413 (R413HWU) is seen back in Birmingham in December 2003.
 
 
London
Travel London
Page 1
Travel London
was a
subsidiary of
National Express