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Industry Public Transport
Founded 2007
Headquarters London, England
Area served
Greater London
Products Airport bus operator
Parent National Express

Dot2Dot[1] was a demand responsive airport bus service and company operating in London, United Kingdom. It started operations on 1 November 2007, after National Express rebranded the Hotelink business it acquired in April 2007.[2][3][4]

Dot2Dot 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 three stops between pick-up and drop-off.[5] On 18 July 2008, Dot2Dot withdrew the service to Gatwick Airport though this was later re-instated.[6]

National Express announced in late 2008 that not having turned a profit, Dot2Dot would close in early 2009 if no buyer was found.[6] In January 2009, Dot2Dot was sold to Corot plc of Milton Keynes for £1.[3][7] Operations ceased in November 2009.[8]

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  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 2590727 Smooth Limited formerly National Express Dot2Dot Limited formerly Hotelink Limited
  2. ^ Launch of Dot2Dot and acquisition of Kings Ferry National Express 12 November 2007
  3. ^ a b Millar, Alan (March 2009). "Questions over NatEx future as it sells National Express Dot2Dot". Buses Magazine (648): 5. 
  4. ^ Hotelink - Heathrow to London airport transfer service by National Express Dot2Dot Archived 11 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Dot2Dot
  5. ^ New look for NatEx Hotelink service Bus & Coach Professional 26 September 2007
  6. ^ a b National Express gives up on National Express Dot2Dot Bus & Coach Professional 3 November 2008
  7. ^ Dot2Dot bus service sold for £1 The Wharf 13 January 2009
  8. ^ Home Dot2Dot

External links[edit]

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