LX55HGC “Spirit of London”

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Stagecoach East London bus No. 19000 (originally 18500) (reg. 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, and was the first production example of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double-decker.

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

This bus has since been preserved by Stagecoach in London with 11377 SK20BBF carrying the Spirit of London name.

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