London Buses route A10

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A10
London Buses route A10 055.jpg
Overview
Operator Metroline
Garage Uxbridge (UX)
Route
Start Uxbridge station
Via Stockley Park
End Heathrow Airport Central bus station
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Service
Level Daily

Route A10[edit]

London Buses route A10 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Uxbridge station and Heathrow Airport Central bus station, it is operated by Metroline.

History[edit]

The route was inaugurated on 31 August 1996 to link Uxbridge and Heathrow Airport, halving the time it took to travel between them. It also serves the Stockley Park business estate.[1] London Buslines had in fact won the original contract for the route, but was absorbed by CentreWest between this time and the start of operations.[2] CentreWest thus inherited seven Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts, among the first low-floor Darts in London, which sported a blue and yellow livery, with a diagonal red stripe. The buses bore the slogan "Heathrow fast...and it is". CentreWest was bought out by First Group in March 1997, and as a result their logo was added to the livery.[1]

In 2008 upon being re-tendered, route A10 was retained by First London with new (red) Alexander Dennis Enviro200s.[3]

On 22 June 2013, route A10 was included in the sale of First London's Uxbridge garage to Metroline.[4][5]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Route A10 londonbusroutes.net
  2. ^ McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 109. ISBN 1-898432-74-0. 
  3. ^ GB BG - the magazine of the GB Bus Group Volume 3 No. 2 February 2008 GB Bus Group
  4. ^ First quits London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013

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