NSL Buses

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Parent NSL Services Group
Founded 12 November 2005
Ceased operation 13 November 2009
Service area London
Service type Bus operator
Routes 7
Depots 2
Fleet 87 (November 2009)

NSL Buses was a bus operator in west London operating services under contract to Transport for London.


Old NCP Challenger logo

NSL Buses commenced operating as NCP Challenger on 12 November 2005, owned by NCP Services Group which emerged from the car park operator National Car Parks. It had successfully tendered to operate routes 33 and 419 under contract to Transport for London.

A depot was established at Twickenham Trading Estate (off Rugby Road), and a number of London United staff filled the management positions. On 31 March 2007, NCP Challenger commenced operating route 493.

A second garage opened in Park Royal after NCP Challenger were awarded contracts to operate routes 272, 440 and E11 from 26 May 2007. The garage was previously occupied by Metroline, having closed in 2005.

On 28 February 2009, NCP Challenger commenced operating route 283.

In April 2009, NCP Challenger was rebranded NSL Buses, as part of a rebranding of the NCP Services Group to NSL.[1]

On 13 November 2009, NSL buses was sold to Transdev London.[2][3]



  1. ^ Worthing's parking firm NCP Services changes name to NSL Worthing Herald 1 June 2009
  2. ^ NSL sells London buses to Transdev Bus & Coach Professional 24 November 2009
  3. ^ Annual Report 2009 Transdev

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