Category:South London Transport
English: The South London Transport Ltd was a London bus operator that was incorporated on 14 December 1988 as part of the splitting up of London Buses Ltd, which was one of the stages in the process of privatisation of London bus services. As a London Buses subsidiary, it adopted the brand name of South London alongside a logo representing a Tower Bridge, which appeared on buses in addition to the uniform branding already being used by London Buses before the split. The company was fully privatised in December 1994 when it was sold to the Cowie Group, their first purchase of an ex-London Buses operator, followed by a second, the Leaside Bus Company Ltd (Leaside). In Cowie ownership, the livery was changed to allover red, with a corporate Cowie style adopted, featuring a horizontal stripe across the front, and two large yellow stripes sweeping diagonally up the rear of buses. The bridge logo was dropped, but the South London name retained, in a corporate typeface, presented alongside the corporate Cowie logo. In November 1997 the Cowie Group was rebranded as Arriva plc, which involved a renaming of bus operating subsidiaries into a common Arriva format. Accordingly on 2 April 1998 South London Transport Ltd was renamed Arriva London South Ltd. As part of this rebranding, all of Arriva's London operations eventually adopted a common identity, a red variant of the corporate Arriva scheme adopted outside London - see Category:Arriva London for information and images relating to the period after that renaming.