Thorpes

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Thorpes
Parent ComfortDelGro
Ceased operation January 2007
Service area London
Depots 2
Fleet 66 (August 2004)

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

Transport for London local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London

Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England. Its head office is 55 Broadway in the City of Westminster.

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History

Thorpes was a coach operator that diversified into operating bus services under contract to Transport for London in the 1990s. In October 2001 it purchased the business of London Traveller.

London Traveller

London Traveller was a bus operator in London in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was partially owned by Yorkshire Traction, and was sold to Thorpes in October 2001.

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

ComfortDelGro Corporation is a multi-national land transport company listed on the Singapore Exchange, operating 46,010 vehicles in seven countries. It was formed in March 2003 through a merger of Singapore-based land transport companies Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation.

Metroline

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Routes operated included 70, 187, 210, 487, 705, 981 and SL2.

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References

  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