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#AYearOfBuses 358: Crystal Palace – Orpington

#AYearOfBuses 358: Crystal Palace – Orpington

Merry Christmas! Today’s Christmas Eve, and it’s also day 358 on #AYearOfBuses.

London’s route 358 is an interesting one. Formerly a commercially-operated route run by Metrobus, it became a TfL-tendered route in 2002 – who promptly awarded it to Metrobus.

Go-Ahead restructured its operations in 2014, transferring the 358 to its London General subsidiary in the process. A fleet of Mercedes-Benz Citaros were introduced in 2015, ousting the incumbent Scania Omnicitys – only for several Omnicitys to resurface later, after the Orpington bus depot fire.

Image credit: Aubrey Morandarte

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Matt Harrison is a communications and marketing expert with over 10 years' experience, specialising in public transport. As Founder of Transport Designed, Matt is on a mission to celebrate and work with the most forward-thinking and innovative transport operators on the planet.

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