Docklands Buses
Scania OmniDekka on route 425 at Stratford in February 2012
ParentGo-Ahead London
Service areaEast London
Service typeBus services
Routes2 (January 2024)

Docklands Buses Limited,[1] trading as Go-Ahead London, is a bus company operating in East London. The Docklands Buses brand is a subsidiary of Go-Ahead London and operates services under contract to Transport for London.


Docklands Buses was formed by Harry Blundred's Transit Holdings in 1988 as Docklands Transit.[2][3] It initially operated local commercial routes using Ford Transit minibuses, but these proved not to be viable so it switched to operating tendered Transport for London services.[4] Stagecoach purchased the bus side of the company in 1997, and Docklands Transit continued operating private hire vehicles. In 2002, Docklands Buses commenced operating route 167, soon winning other contracts.

In September 2006 the company was purchased by the Go-Ahead Group.[5] In August 2008, Go-Ahead's London bus operations all adopted the Go-Ahead London trading name, although the individual company names are still applied beneath the logo.


Silvertown (SI)

As of January 2024, Silvertown garage operates routes 300 and 376.


As at May 2015, Docklands Buses had a peak vehicle requirement of 76 buses.


  1. ^ Docklands Buses Limited Companies House
  2. ^ Docklands Transit Limited Companies House
  3. ^ Blundred's minis to sail into docklands Commercial Motor 1 December 1988 page 5
  4. ^ McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 73. ISBN 1-898432-74-0.
  5. ^ Annual Report 30 June 2007 Archived 23 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine Go-Ahead Group plc