50 years of London Country Bus Services

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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