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!!