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NSL sells London buses to Transdev

London Sovereign, part of Transdev, has purchased the London bus operations of NSL Services Group. NSL operated 87 buses on seven Transport for London routes from depots in Twickenham and Park Royal, and employed 279 people. The acquisition marks significant expansion for London Sovereign, which before the takeover ran just over 100 buses and employed 350 people.

London Sovereign shares its management with Transdev London United. NSL started life in 2005 as NCP Challenger after winning two Transport for London contracts from London United.

The company adopted the NSL Buses name earlier this year when its parent NCP group changed its name to NSL.

 www.londonsovereign.co.uk

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