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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

London United Park Royal Garage [PK]...Revisit

Roughly about a week ago, I visited London United's Park Royal Garage whilst trying to find my way to First London's new Atlas Road Garage which is situated just 5 minutes down the road. The garage is actually the remains of Metroline's old Atlas Road Garage. The garage is fairly new after its re-opening in 2007 by NCP Challenger who later became known as NSL Services.London United staff at the Garage are also pleased to announce they have retained the Route E11 which runs from Ealing Common to Greenford Broadway.

The Garage was officially opened again in May 2007 following the now defunct NCP Challenger winning Routes 272, 440 and E11. All Buses bought for the contracts were E200s, which proved a smart move by the company as the buses are cheap, practical and very easy for engineers to maintain. In November 2009 Transdev bought out the NSL operations taking over this garage and Twickenham Garage [NC] in the process, this proved a smart move by the company as the routes they lost just over two years ago transferred back to them, bringing more profit into the organisation. Following the takeover by London United the Garage gained high profile Route C1 from Abellio which runs from Victoria to White City.Interestingly this is one of the last Routes London United gained off another company but with recent success regarding the Route E11, lets hope the company can get back to 'winning ways'. More photos from the visit are placed below. Credit to London United staff for allowing me on their premises.

London United DPS625 SK02 XGT
London United OV65 YJ09 EZC
London United OV55 YJ09 EZF
London United OV63 YJ09 EZA


at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:53:00 am said...

Nice pics as always. But I don't think London Traveller or Metropolitan Omnibus ever used the Park Royal site - it was used by Metroline between 1994 and 2005 (albeit as a non-operational base between 1995 and 2000). London Traveller did have a base close by, but not on the same site.

Fred the Shred
at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:04:00 pm said...

London Traveller/
Metropolitan Omnibus site was on the other side of the water, ie the fence that backs onto the canal they were roughly opposite.

Jamaal says:
at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:42:00 pm said...

Thanks guys. I will correct pronto.

at: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:21:00 am said...

What happened to OV65?

Joe brown says:
at: Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:50:00 pm said...

I worked here when it was metroline back in the day. on route 266 and 46

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