Metrobus was formed in 1983 from am management buy out and has been expanding ever since. However a recent restructuring by Go-Ahead has seen Metrobus, although still using the Metrobus brand, effectively split in two with Go-Ahead London managing the TfL operations and Brighton & Hove running everything else.
I have known Metrobus since 1989 when they only had one London route - the 61 from Bromley North to Chislehurst which they used Cummings engined Olympians on - the first Cummings engines I had heard, although in 1986 when Metrobus first won the contract they used something far more exciting on the route.
|DMS 2056 on the 61 in Orpington in 1986|
|Metrobus 6496 Scania Omnidekka YN54 AJX at East Grinstead Station on the 281 to Lingfield|
|Metrobus 6727 E200 GN07 AYU on rest room duties at East Grinstead Station - at last a useful and worthwhile use for an E200!|
|Metrobus 622 East Lancs Esteem bodied Scania Omnitown YN06 JXY at East Grinstead having journeyed from Haywards Heath|
|Metrobus 548 Scania Omnicity YN05 HCD on the 400 to Caterham|
|Metrobus 958 Scania Omnilink decker YT59 DYA at East Croydon on the 64 to New Addington|
|Metrobus East Lancs Loyne bodies Volvo Olympian R833 MFR|