After 82 years of operation, our Alperton garage closed at the end of the operating day on Friday 10 September.
Built by the London Passenger Transport Board in 1939, route 83 transferred in when the garage opened and was the last route to transfer out, along with its newer counterpart routes 483 and N83. The garage survived bomb damage during the Blitz and was expanded with its western extension in the late 1970s. During privatisation ownership passed to CentreWest, including a period branded as Challenger, and on to First Group before eventually joining Metroline in 2013. Under Metroline’s ownership, Alperton was award winning; London Bus Garage of the Year at the UK Bus Awards 2015, a finalist for the same award in 2019 and Garage of the Year at the 2019 Metroline Awards, recognising its regular position at the top of the London Buses league tables.
The Alperton Garage Farewell Open Day took place on 11th September 2021, a day after sending buses out into service for the last time. Families, former drivers, Bus enthusiasts and more all came down to see the Alperton Garage and the vintage buses on display.