is one of many operators of London Buses
and owned by First Group
. They did also run the Tramlink
network, in a partnership with Tramtrack Croydon
before June 2008. Their registered office is at Paddington station
. First London is a widely known bus company in west and north west London
, as nearly all the routes in that area are operated by First London.
First London has the operator with the third largest number of London Buses
routes, after Go-Ahead London
(1st place), and Arriva London
First entered bus operations in London
in 1997 after acquiring Centrewest and Capital Citybus
in 1998. More recently, the two divisions have been re-organised into one brand, "First London", split into two areas: First London West (the former Centrewest) and First London East (the former Capital area). Local identities, such as the old "First Gold Arrow" and "First Challenger" Centrewest brands have also been discarded in favour of the simpler "First" identity. First Berkshire's (the former First Beeline) operations have also been transferred to First London management.
Legally, operations are split between three registered companies. They all share the same main address.
First Capital East Ltd
First Capital East Ltd operates one bus garage based in Dagenham
This garage holds 101 buses, and runs London bus routes 165
, school routes 370D
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