LX55HGC

Tom

LX55HGC is named Spirit of London in tribute to the 13 people killed on a bus during the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

It was built as a one-off replacement for the bus destroyed in the attack.

Unveiled on 3 October 2005, it has since operated across London for East London in a variety of liveries.

Incidents

On 19th October 2012 it was seriously damaged in an arson attack, but was repaired at a cost of around £60,000 and returned to service during April 2013.

Preservation and Replacement

This bus was preserved by Stagecoach in London in 2020, with it transferring to the London Transport Museum in 2021.

ADL Enviro400MMC (an updated version of the ADL Enviro400) 11377 SK20BBF is now carrying the Spirit of London name in honour of LX55HGC and those who lost their lives in the London Bombings.

Trivia

LX55HGC is the first production example of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double-decker and was demonstrated at the Coach & Bus Live 2005 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham alongside Travel West Midlands BX55XOA

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Tom

Hi, I'm Tom (aka The Trainbasher). I'm the owner of this site as well as the main photographer.
I love riding buses as can be seen here on Busmiles.

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