Connex Bus UK
|Service area||Greater London|
|Service type||Bus services|
In 1999 Connex successfully secured the contract to operate route 3. It purchased a fleet of Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2s and established Beddington Cross garage. In 2001 it commenced operating routes 157 and 196.
Following it losing its Connex South Central and Connex South Eastern rail franchises in 2001 and 2003, the latter for financial mismanagement, Connex decided to withdraw from the United Kingdom market. In February 2004 the business was sold to National Express and rebranded Travel London.
- Companies House extract company no 3786162 Connex Bus UK Limited
- Optare Excels: Travel London, Limebourne, Connex Ian's Bus Stop
- Train firm loses franchise BBC News 27 June 2003
- Basher Bowker pulls the plug on Connex The Telegraph 29 June 2003
- National Express buys 200 London buses The Telegraph 27 February 2004