In April 1995 they bought three MB709D 23-seater midibuses for tendered route S3, (Belmont - Worcester Park). They were given prestige registration numbers: M70,80,90 TGM.
Two more added in 1996: N70 TGM and P70 TGM.
In March 2000 the S3 was re-awarded to Epsom Buses, who loaned four of the buses briefly. They returned in April 2000 to take up duties on the 426 and 441.
They were subsequently numbered 7, 8, 9, 17 and 27.
The last met a sad end in May 2003, when it was stolen and burned out.
7 was sold to MK Metro in the same month.
8,9,and 17 had been withdrawn by the time that Travel London took over in June 2005,
and were soon sold.
Two more were added in 1997, also with tail-lifts, but 20-seaters this time. Also in 1997 the company changed its name to Capital Logistics. It was taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller in June 1999. The Mercedes continued to be used on the Hounslow wheelchair routes. They took numbers 4,5,6, 55 and 56.
Most went in the March 2003 purge, displaced by new low-floor Darts,
but the youngest (56) persisted through the takeover by Travel London in June 2005,
and was the last step-entrance midibus on a TfL route when the demise of the H21
in December 2005 made it redundant.
Bus Stop Beaver index L&C histories photo refs Arriva Kent Thameside