- Quality Line
Infobox Bus transit
name = Quality Line
logo_size = 250
image_size = 300
image_caption = An
East Lancs Esteemof Quality Line at the 2007 Longcross bus rally.
founded = 1980
Spun off from
Surreyand SW London, England
service_type = Mainly urban bus services
destinations = Cobham,
Epsom, Kingston, and Morden
website = [http://www.epsomcoaches.com/ www.epsomcoaches.com]
Quality Line is the trading name of the bus division of
Epsom Coaches, and operates over sixty buses throughout the south Londonand Surreyarea, with many under contract to London Busesor Surrey County Council.
In the mid-1980s
Epsom Coachesmade the move into the bus market.
Epsom Coaches took advantage of the deregulation of the bus industry, and initially began operating hopper type services around the Epsom area.
Since 1997, Epsom Buses have expanded into the London Bus market initially winning the tenders for routes S1 and 413 from London General. However these two routes were soon to be joined by other London tenders, including its service route 293 between Epsom General Hospital and Morden.
In 2003, Epsom Coaches decided to rebrand its bus division as Quality Line and repainted its vehicles from their traditional cream and brown into allover red - in order to comply with TfL (Transport for London) regulations regarding the colour of buses. However from July 2006 with the introduction of routes E15 and E16, Quality Line began to return to its roots with buses operating outside of London appearing in their traditional cream and brown livery, however since the displacement of Alexander bodied Darts from route S1, buses outside of London have been appearing in red once again.
Until May 2007 the whole fleet consisted of only single decker buses. Since May 2007 Quality Line began to take delivery of high profile
Alexander Dennis Enviro400double-deck vehicles, which began operating on routes 406 and 418 on the 30th June 2007. A number of single decker Enviro200 Darts also arrived at that time.
They have 1 garage, in Epsom.
Bus types in use
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Dennis Dart/ East Lancs Myllennium
Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart/ East Lancs Esteem
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
* [http://www.epsomcoaches.com/ Epsom Coaches]
* [http://www.epsomcoaches.com/busservices.php Quality Line bus services]
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