London Country was by far the biggest operator of bus services in the Thurrock area, running from the massive Grays
garage, located on the corner of Hogg Lane & London Road with the office buildings on London Road incorporating a
public enquiry office.
Bus deregulation in 1986 saw London Country prepared for sale into private hands, the first stage being to split the
company into four areas - Grays became part of London Country North East. London Country North East was sold in
1987, to AJS Holdings, who set up County Bus & Coach Company and Sovereign Bus; to find out what happened
next, visit the ThameSide page.
Some information about vehicles allocated to Grays garage can be found by clicking here.