Capital Logistics

Capital Logistics is a former bus and coach operator in England. It was formed in August 1997 following the merger of Whyte's Airport Services and Capital Coaches (West Drayton) the previous April. The company was sold to Tellings-Golden Miller in 1999. Capital Logistics is not to be confused with the other former London bus operator Capital Citybus.

The company operated a variety of coach and contract services around London Heathrow Airport, and some London Bus services, including the H26 Hoppa minibus service. This route used Mercedes-Benz 709D minibuses fitted with wheelchair lifts and was supported by Hounslow Council.

In the summer of 1998, Capital Logistics was due to take over London Buses route 60. Problems with delivery of buses meant that the company could not start the contract on time, and the route was temporarily operated by no less than 8 different operators on an ad-hoc basis (including near-namesakes Capital Citybus), with double sub-contracting.

Eventually, in March 1999, Capital was able to operate the route with 16 DAF DB250 double-decker buses, 6 with Optare Spectra bodywork and 10 with Plaxton President bodywork. Some buses ran with Capital Connections branding. It was soon to be operated by new company Omnibus London, after Capital Logistics ran into financial difficulties. It was then run by Arriva London (who had lost the route before) for a period, then re-tendered to Connex a few months later, and then back to Arriva London

Capital Logistics also operated Connections branded Optare Excels on local Uxbridge - Heathrow route U3 and the ex-Green Line route 726 gained from London Coaches, replacing the DAF SB220s initially used.

Capital Logistics was bought by Tellings Golden Miller on 1 June 1999, coincidentally just after a new contract for the 726 had been awarded to TGM in their own right, for takeup during 2000.

In April 2000 AirLinks acquired the airport coach business.

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London Buses Route 60 - History
... Capital Logistics was due to start operating route 60 from September 1998, however the new low floor buses specified were not ready in time ... Blue Triangle, Omnibus London, Stagecoach Selkent, Stagecoach East London, Capital Citybus, Nostalgiabus of Mitcham, Classic Coaches of High Wycombe and Sidney Road Travel ... This continued until 11 March 1999, when Capital Logistics was able to take the route over in full using low-floor DAF DB250LF double-deckers these were followed by further new buses of the same type ...

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