Connex Bus UK

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Connex Bus UK
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Parent Connex
Founded July 1999
Defunct February 2004
Headquarters Beddington
Service area Greater London
Service type Bus services

Connex Bus UK[1] was a bus company operating services in Greater London. It was a subsidiary of Connex and operated services under contract to Transport for London.


Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2 built for Connex for route 3 in January 2000, now operated by Abellio Surrey

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.

In July 2001 Connex purchased the Limebourne Buses business.[2] This included a depot at Battersea and routes 156, 211, 344, C1 and C3.

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.[3][4] In February 2004 the business was sold to National Express and rebranded Travel London.[5]

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