LHRG meeting (rescheduled): Len Wright

11 Mar 2021

The early years of bus tendering - an independent's perspective

Please note this meeting has been rescheduled from December 2020

The March 2021 LHRG meeting will feature a presentation by Len Wright on the early years of bus tendering from the perspective of an independent operator. 

Before setting up his own luxury coach business, Len Wright had worked for East Kent and Grey-Green.  Following the opening of London bus routes to competitive tendering, he formed a subsidiary company, London Buslines, to bid for bus services.  London Buslines became the first private operator to operate a tendered route when it took over route 81 on 13 July 1985.

The meeting will be held at 18.00 for 18.30 on Thursday, 11 March 2021 at TfL, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NJ (opposite Southwark tube station, buses 40, 63). 

We anticipate that the meeting will be in the ground floor meeting room, which is accessible directly from the Reception area and it is not necessary to book in via Reception.  If you arrive early, please wait in the seated area beyond Reception until the room becomes free.

Please check here prior to the meeting in case of a change in venue.