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Capital CityBus was born in 1990 when Ensign sold itís network of routes, most of which were
London Buses contracts, to Citybus of China.

Within Thurrock, Capital Citybus made many changes, but the core routes 323 and 348 operated
almost unchanged throughout their period of time under Capitalís ownership. Other variants, |

such as the 324, 347 and 349 came along as the network grew and Capital also joined with fellow Thurrock operator
Thameside on route 510 before taking over the whole route as itís own.

In 1998, Capital Citybus was acquired by First group and thus became part of First London, though it retained the
Capital Citybus name on the vehicles.

The writing was on the wall for Capitalís operations in Thurrock when they won the contract for central London route
25 and the drivers & garage space were needed. In February 1999, Route 324 was handed over to Ensign Bus and the
348 went to fellow First owned company Eastern National before also moving on to Ensign - the original operator of
the routes before Capital Citybus!!

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Please note there are more galleries below!!

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On 13th April 1998, Capital Citybus had a special Red & Orange running day using buses that carried Red liveries
(London Transport) or the Orange livery used on the special contract for the East London line rail replacement
service.

Below is a gallery of images from the day supplied by Trevor Wright...

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6th February 1999, was the last day for Capital Citybus on routes 324 and 348. To mark the occasion, Capital had a
special running day- below is a gallery of images from the day supplied by Trevor Wright...

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