Dot2Dot

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Smooth Ltd.
Dot2Dot (Smooth Limited)
Liquidated
Industry Public Transport
Founded 2007
Headquarters London, England, UK
Area served
United Kingdom
Products Bus Services
Parent Corot PLC (Dissolved)
Subsidiaries Smooth Limited (Liquidated)
Website www.dot2.com
A Volkswagen Crafter of Dot2Dot in central London.

Dot2Dot was a demand responsive airport bus service and company operating in London, United Kingdom. It started operations on 1 November 2007, after National Express Group rebranded the Hotelink business it acquired that year.[1][2]

As National Express Dot2Dot, the company operated a mixed fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter minibuses and carried passengers from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports to any location in a defined area of central London or Canary Wharf, and vice-versa. The company promised to have no more than 3 stops between pick-up and drop-off.[3] On 18 July 2008, National Express Dot2Dot withdrew the service to Gatwick Airport though this was later re-instated.

National Express Group announced in late 2008 that the subsidiary's profits were not as good as expected, and National Express Dot2Dot would close in early 2009 if no buyer was found.[4]

In January 2009, Corot PLC of Milton Keynes bought National Express Dot 2 Dot for £1,[1][5] renaming it as Smooth Limited while continuing to trade under the Dot2Dot name. The company closed operations in November 2009.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Millar, Alan (March 2009). "Questions over NatEx future as it sells National Express Dot2Dot". Buses Magazine (648): 5. 
  2. ^ Hotelink - Heathrow to London airport transfer service by National Express Dot2Dot Dot2Dot
  3. ^ "New look for NatEx Hotelink service". www.busandcoach.com. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "National Express gives up on National Express Dot2Dot Limited". www.busandcoach.com. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Dot2Dot bus service sold for £1 Wharf.co.uk

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