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Westlink[1] was an English bus operator. A subsidiary of London Regional Transport, it was established in August 1986, being privatised in January 1994, and sold to London United in September 1995.

Westlink
ParentLondon United
Founded1986
Ceased operationMid-to-late 1990s
Service areaSouth West London
West London
Depots2

HistoryEdit

Weslink was formed in 1986 by London Regional Transport to operate tendered services in South West London and West London.[2]

Routes operated included 81, 116, 117, 131, 203, 216, 371, 411, H20, H23, K1, K2, K3, K4 and K6.[3] Garages were operated in Hounslow Heath and Kingston.

On 19 January 1994, Westlink was privatised in a management buyout.[4] It was quickly sold to West Midlands Travel. The business was included in the April 1995 sale of West Midlands Travel to National Express[5] who sold it in September 1995 to London United.[6] It continued to operate independently for a period, before being integrated into the London United business and the name fell out of use.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 1983867 Stanwell Buses Limited
  2. ^ In Brief Commercial Motor 16 August 1986 page 17
  3. ^ In Brief Commercial Motor 25 June 1987 page 20
  4. ^ Hansard House of Commons 4 March 1994
  5. ^ Key dates National Express
  6. ^ Development of Organised Transportation in London Transport for London January 2013

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