September 1994: The Go-Ahead Group entered the bus market, following the acquisition of London Central due to privatisation.
May 1996: The company purchased London General, and the two companies adopted similar liveries.
September 1999: Go-Ahead purchased Metrobus, which operated two London garages. However in 2014, Go-Ahead brought these under London General’s control.
September 2006: Docklands Buses was acquired, and was absorbed under the London General branch. The brand name however still appears on buses.
June 2007: Go-Ahead acquired Blue Triangle
2008: Go Ahead’s current logo was unveiled, as part of a new corporate image.
October 2009: Go Ahead took over East Thames Buses. TFL had invited multiple operators to bid, and Go-Ahead was selected as the preferred bidder. Go Ahead brought these under London General’s control.
March 2012: Go Ahead took control of First’s Northumberland Park garage. The London General branch also took this over.
- Go-Ahead is the largest London bus operator
- The first battery electric buses, trialled on routes 507 and 521, were operated by the company
- The company also operates the most diverse range of buses out of any London operator