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Arriva London Edmonton Bus Garage

Arriva London Edmonton Bus Garage

Details of Arriva London's Edmonton Bus Garage, including Address, Allocation and History.

Edmonton Bus Garage

Operator: Arriva London
Address: Towpath Road, London N18 3QX
Garage Code:  EC
Opened:  1993
Peak Vehicle Requirement: 41

Vehicle Types Operated:

Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2
Wrightbus Eclipse New Bus for London (NB4L)

Garage History

The first Edmonton Bus Garage at this location was established in 1993 by London Suburban Buses to accommodate their new routes 4 and 271, and later Route 41 was added to their portfolio.

In 1995, MTL London Northern acquired London Suburban and relocated routes 4 and 271 to Holloway. The following year saw Cowie Leaside take over Route 41, and the garage was closed.

1996 saw County Bus & Coach acquired by Cowie Group, who re-opened the garage in early 1997 and merged County Bus with the Leaside Travel unit.

In the later part of the year, Cowie Group underwent a rebranding and became known as Arriva. As a result of this rebranding, the County Bus operation was integrated into Arriva East Herts & Essex, and the operations were relocated to Ware. At this time, the Edmonton garage was shut down.

Following the introduction of Mercedes Benz Citaro G Articulated vehicles by Arriva on Route 149, Edmonton was adapted and re-opened in 2005.

This operation lasted until September 2012 when articulated operation ceased and the garage was closed again.

The closure however only lasted for 2 years as the nearby Lea Valley garage was closed and all operations transferred to Edmonton.