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Parent ComfortDelGro
Ceased operationJanuary 2007
Service area London
Fleet66 (August 2004)

Thorpes [1] was an English bus operator. It operated services under contract to Transport for London.



Plaxton Pointer-bodied Dennis Dart SLF on route 326 in Hendon, with Thorpes branding in 2006 Two buses pass in The Burroughs.jpg
Plaxton Pointer-bodied Dennis Dart SLF on route 326 in Hendon, with Thorpes branding in 2006

Thorpes was a coach operator that diversified into operating bus services under contract to Transport for London in the 1990s. Their Stationlink routes connected London termini using disabled access vehicles, terminating in Paddington. They also started operating mobility routes.

In October 2001 it purchased the business of London Traveller.

In August 2004, the business was purchased by ComfortDelGro. [2] [3] In January 2007, ComfortDelGro integrated Thorpes into its Metroline subsidiary. [4]

Routes operated included 70, 143, 187, 210, 316, 326, 487, 705, 981, C11, H12 (school journeys), and SL2.

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  1. Companies House extract company no 2544617 FE Thorpe & Sons Limited
  2. Metroline snaps up Thorpes Bus & Coach Professional 6 August 2004
  3. Annual Report 2004 ComfortDelGro
  4. History Metroline