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Go Ahead London General Sutton Bus Garage

Go Ahead London General Sutton Bus Garage

Details of Go Ahead London's Sutton Bus Garage, including Address, Allocation and History.

Sutton Bus Garage


Operator: Go Ahead London
Subsidiary: London General
Address: Bushey Road, Sutton SM1 1QJ
Garage Code:  A
Opened:  January 1924
Peak Vehicle Requirement: 85


Vehicle Types Operated

Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro 200 EV
Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro 400 EV City
Optare Olympus
Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3



Go Ahead London General Sutton Bus Garage (1)
Go Ahead London General Sutton Bus Garage


Garage History

Sutton Bus Garage was opened by the London General Omnibus Company in January 1924, with a capacity for 100 buses. However, the garage was underused and regularly only housed 40 vehicles.

Following the extension of the London Underground’s Northern line to Morden and the associated expansion in housing, the number of vehicles allocated to the garage increased to 100 in 1945 before peaking at 128 in 1952.

On 1 April 1989, London Buses was divided into 12 individual business units to prepare for the sell-off to private companies. Sutton Garage and its routes were allocated to the London General business unit, which had responsibility for routes in the South West area of London.

The London General business unit was purchased by its management in 1994, however, this only lasted for two years before the business was sold on to the Go-Ahead Group, who still operate the garage today.