Stagecoach London

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Stagecoach London
Stagecoach London 13066 on Route 177, Greenwich Cutty Sark (19000981162).jpg
Volvo B5LH hybrid with Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC bodywork in June 2015, Working Route 177 From Peckham to Thamesmead
HeadquartersWest Ham
Service areaCentral London
East London
South East London
Service typeBus services
Fleet1294 (2016)
OperatorEast London

Stagecoach London is a major bus operator in Greater London. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach and operates services under contract to Transport for London mostly in East and South East London as well as some services into Central London.

It is the largest subsidiary of Stagecoach group with 314.5 million passengers journeys in 2015-16 and a fleet of nearly 1300 buses.


Mercedes-Benz Citaro on route 453 in May 2005 in Stagecoach livery introduced in 2000
Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2 on route 277 at Leamouth in April 2013 in the current livery

In 1994 Stagecoach purchased the East London and Selkent operations during the privatisation of London bus services. Both continued to trade under their existing names until November 2000 when Stagecoach consolidated its London operations under the Stagecoach London brand with both remaining as separate legal entities.[1][2]

In August 2006 Stagecoach sold its London bus operations to Macquarie Bank.[3][4] The new owner restored the East London and Selkent trading name logos.

In September 2008 Thameside was established to operate route 248.[5]

In October 2010 Stagecoach reacquired its old London operations with all operations once again rebranded as Stagecoach London.[6]


Stagecoach London operates services under contract to Transport for London. These are operated by 3 legal entities which all exist but under the Stagecoach London brand:[1][2][5]

In 2000 Stagecoach's standard bus livery of a dark blue skirt and orange and light blue swirl at the rear with the standard white replaced by red was introduced. After the sale to Macquarie Bank, an all red livery was introduced.

A coach operation traded under the brand East London Coaches ceasing in February 2007 and a Travelshop which closed in March 2009 that was based at the company's then Ilford head office. The head office is now at the West Ham depot.

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  1. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 2328402 East London Bus & Coach Company Limited
  2. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 2328595 South East London & Kent Bus Company Limited
  3. ^ The mighty Macquarie is only human The Independent 20 August 2006
  4. ^ Interim results for the six months ended 31 October 2006 Stagecoach Group 6 December 2006
  5. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 6667411 East London Bus Limited
  6. ^ Stagecoach re-enters London bus market BBC News 15 October 2010

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