50 years of London Country Bus Services

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The fleet’s bad reliability drove passengers away Photograph by Eamonn Kentell

With coronavirus topping the headlines, Leon Daniels instead ponders the beginning of London County Bus Services 
If I read my audience correctly the last thing you want to hear from me is anything about the coronavirus. 

So, I thought I would reflect on the celebrations we have already had for the 50 years since the creation of London Country Bus Services.  

On 1 January 1970, the Country Bus area of the old London Transport was hived off to the National Bus Company, inheriting 1,300 buses.  

It was a peculiar company - one with a hole in it - serving all the . . .

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