Docklands Buses

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Docklands Buses
425 bus at Stratford Scania Omnidekka N94UD BV55 UCY - Flickr - sludgegulper.jpg
Parent Go-Ahead Group
Founded 1988
Headquarters Merton
Service area East London
Service type Bus services
Routes 10
Hubs Silvertown

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.


MCV Evolution bodied Dennis Dart on W19 in March 2010
Docklands Buses logo

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.


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 use[edit]

See also[edit]


  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
  3. ^ McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 73. ISBN 1-898432-74-0. 
  4. ^ Go-Ahead annual report 30 June 2007 Go-Ahead Group plc
  5. ^ a b 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
  8. ^ Forthcoming planned services changes 28 May 2014

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