London Service Permit Consultations

Welcome to our consultation project page for London Service Permit applications and variations

Transport for London (TfL) is required to consult relevant London highway, police and certain other authorities on proposals by licensed PSV operators to operate London Service Permit services i.e. bus services that do not form part of the London bus network and are not secured by or operate under agreement with London Buses. The information here should be regarded as the formal consultation by Transport for London to relevant authorities as required under s186(3)(c) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 in relation to LSP proposals.

Any live consultations are listed below and you are able to provide any comments in the survey below. Please make sure you indicate which consultation you are responding to. Alternatively, you can email responses to lsp@tfl.gov.uk.

Decisions on whether applications have been successful are published in the London Service Permit consultation bulletin*, published every two weeks.



Open Consultations

New Applications

Manchester Bus Tours Ltd - Service A - New Permit Application / Closes 10 June 2022

Renewal Applications

Thames Transit Ltd t/a Oxford Tube - Oxford Tube - LSP0863 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 838 - LSP0860 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 840 - LSP0861 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Routes 771/772/773/775/776/777/778/779 - LSP0858 Renewal / Closes 24 June 2022

Variation Applications

National Express Ltd - Routes 007/022 - LSP0939 Variation / Closes 15 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 739 - LSP1023 Variation / Closes 17 June 2022

Closed Consultations

Consultations awaiting decision

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Blue Route - LSP1068 Variation / Closes 6 June 2022

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - London In Style Tour - LSP0852 Renewal / Closes 3 June 2922

London General Transport Services Limited - 811 (Chelsea Flower Show Victoria Shuttle Service) - LSP0856 Renewal / Closes 13 May 2022National Express Ltd - Routes 075, 482, 490, 491 & 492 - LSP1048 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 007 & 022 - LSP10939 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 400, 422, 426, 435, 436, 440, 450, 451, 465, 540, 550, 551, 560, 561, 590 & 591 - LSP0941 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 075, 482, 490, 491 & 492 - LSP201, 202, 204, 210, 230, 240, 707 & 727 - :LSP0984 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Route W1 - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

First Essex Buses Ltd - Route Z2 - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

National Express Ltd - LSP0848 variation / Closes 1 April 2022

The Ghost Bus Tour - LSP0971 variation / Closes 15 April 2022

National Express Ltd - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 21 March 2022

AIRSYM Limited t/a AIRSYM - New Permit Application / Closes 18 March 2022

Arriva Kent Thameside Ltd - Route 8 - LSP0827 Renewal / Closes 28 Feb 2022

Arriva Kent Thameside Ltd - LSP1015 Variation / Closes 18 March 2022

First Beeline Buses Ltd - LSP0920 Variation / Closes 11 March 2022

Reading Transport Ltd - LSP0932 Variation / Closes 11 March 2022

FIrst Beeline Buses Ltd - Routes 4/7/RA1 Renewal /Closes 14 Feb 2022

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - HP Route - LSP0849 Variation / Closes 14 Feb 2022

Metroline Travel Ltd - Route 84 - LSP0844 Renewal / Closes 7 Jan 2022


Approved Consultations

East London Bus & Coach Company Limited t/a City Sightseeing & Stagecoach London - City Sightseeing Red - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

East London Bus & Coach Company Limited t/a City Sightseeing & Stagecoach London - City Sightseeing Blue - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

National Express Ltd - Various routes between Victoria, Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport - LSP0848 Renewal / Closes 7 Jan 2022

National Express Ltd - Route A40 - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 7 Jan 2022

Golden Tours Sightseeing Limited - London by Night Tour & Christmas Lights Tour - LSP0994 Variation / Closes 20 Dec 2021

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Ltd t/a Metrobus - Routes 420/830 - New Permit Application / Closes 6 Dec 2021

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Ltd t/a Metrobus - Route 866 - New Permit Application / Closes 6 Dec 2021

Gastonia Chauffeur Cars t/a Carlone Ltd - Route 442 - LSP0841 Renewal / Closes 10 Dec 2021

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 847 (Here East) - LSP0853 Variation / Closes 18 Oct 2021

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Blue Route - LSP0809 Renewal / Closes 11 Oct 2021

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Red Route - LSP1007 Renewal / Closes 11 Oct 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X21 - LSP0996 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X55 - LSP0995 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

National Express Ltd - Routes 817/821 - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X81H - LSP0753 Renewal / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X54 - New Permit Application / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Transport for London - Safer Travel for All - LSP0816 Renewal / Closes 4 Nov 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Independent Assisted Travel Programme - New Permit Application / Closes 4 Nov 2021

Hallmark Connections Ltd, Route 458, LSP0840 Renewal / Closed 21 Sep 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Route PW1 / Closed 16 Sep 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Route PW2 / Closed 16 Sep 2021



From October 2021 you can find details of closed consultations in the London Service Permit Archive. For details of any applications made prior to October 2021 please contact the licensing team at lsp@tfl.gov.uk .


*To subscribe to the London Service Permit consultation bulletin or to request a specific edition please email lsp@tfl.gov.uk

Welcome to our consultation project page for London Service Permit applications and variations

Transport for London (TfL) is required to consult relevant London highway, police and certain other authorities on proposals by licensed PSV operators to operate London Service Permit services i.e. bus services that do not form part of the London bus network and are not secured by or operate under agreement with London Buses. The information here should be regarded as the formal consultation by Transport for London to relevant authorities as required under s186(3)(c) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 in relation to LSP proposals.

Any live consultations are listed below and you are able to provide any comments in the survey below. Please make sure you indicate which consultation you are responding to. Alternatively, you can email responses to lsp@tfl.gov.uk.

Decisions on whether applications have been successful are published in the London Service Permit consultation bulletin*, published every two weeks.



Open Consultations

New Applications

Manchester Bus Tours Ltd - Service A - New Permit Application / Closes 10 June 2022

Renewal Applications

Thames Transit Ltd t/a Oxford Tube - Oxford Tube - LSP0863 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 838 - LSP0860 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 840 - LSP0861 Renewal / Closes 17 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Routes 771/772/773/775/776/777/778/779 - LSP0858 Renewal / Closes 24 June 2022

Variation Applications

National Express Ltd - Routes 007/022 - LSP0939 Variation / Closes 15 June 2022

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 739 - LSP1023 Variation / Closes 17 June 2022

Closed Consultations

Consultations awaiting decision

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Blue Route - LSP1068 Variation / Closes 6 June 2022

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - London In Style Tour - LSP0852 Renewal / Closes 3 June 2922

London General Transport Services Limited - 811 (Chelsea Flower Show Victoria Shuttle Service) - LSP0856 Renewal / Closes 13 May 2022National Express Ltd - Routes 075, 482, 490, 491 & 492 - LSP1048 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 007 & 022 - LSP10939 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 400, 422, 426, 435, 436, 440, 450, 451, 465, 540, 550, 551, 560, 561, 590 & 591 - LSP0941 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Routes 075, 482, 490, 491 & 492 - LSP201, 202, 204, 210, 230, 240, 707 & 727 - :LSP0984 Variation / Closes 13 May 2022

National Express Ltd - Route W1 - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

First Essex Buses Ltd - Route Z2 - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

National Express Ltd - LSP0848 variation / Closes 1 April 2022

The Ghost Bus Tour - LSP0971 variation / Closes 15 April 2022

National Express Ltd - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 21 March 2022

AIRSYM Limited t/a AIRSYM - New Permit Application / Closes 18 March 2022

Arriva Kent Thameside Ltd - Route 8 - LSP0827 Renewal / Closes 28 Feb 2022

Arriva Kent Thameside Ltd - LSP1015 Variation / Closes 18 March 2022

First Beeline Buses Ltd - LSP0920 Variation / Closes 11 March 2022

Reading Transport Ltd - LSP0932 Variation / Closes 11 March 2022

FIrst Beeline Buses Ltd - Routes 4/7/RA1 Renewal /Closes 14 Feb 2022

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - HP Route - LSP0849 Variation / Closes 14 Feb 2022

Metroline Travel Ltd - Route 84 - LSP0844 Renewal / Closes 7 Jan 2022


Approved Consultations

East London Bus & Coach Company Limited t/a City Sightseeing & Stagecoach London - City Sightseeing Red - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

East London Bus & Coach Company Limited t/a City Sightseeing & Stagecoach London - City Sightseeing Blue - New Permit Application / Closes 8 April 2022

National Express Ltd - Various routes between Victoria, Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport - LSP0848 Renewal / Closes 7 Jan 2022

National Express Ltd - Route A40 - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 7 Jan 2022

Golden Tours Sightseeing Limited - London by Night Tour & Christmas Lights Tour - LSP0994 Variation / Closes 20 Dec 2021

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Ltd t/a Metrobus - Routes 420/830 - New Permit Application / Closes 6 Dec 2021

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Ltd t/a Metrobus - Route 866 - New Permit Application / Closes 6 Dec 2021

Gastonia Chauffeur Cars t/a Carlone Ltd - Route 442 - LSP0841 Renewal / Closes 10 Dec 2021

London General Transport Services Ltd - Route 847 (Here East) - LSP0853 Variation / Closes 18 Oct 2021

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Blue Route - LSP0809 Renewal / Closes 11 Oct 2021

Golden Tours Sightseeing Ltd - Red Route - LSP1007 Renewal / Closes 11 Oct 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X21 - LSP0996 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X55 - LSP0995 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

National Express Ltd - Routes 817/821 - LSP0848 Variation / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X81H - LSP0753 Renewal / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Ensign Bus Company Ltd - Route X54 - New Permit Application / Closes 18 Nov 2021

Transport for London - Safer Travel for All - LSP0816 Renewal / Closes 4 Nov 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Independent Assisted Travel Programme - New Permit Application / Closes 4 Nov 2021

Hallmark Connections Ltd, Route 458, LSP0840 Renewal / Closed 21 Sep 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Route PW1 / Closed 16 Sep 2021

East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd t/a Stagecoach London - Route PW2 / Closed 16 Sep 2021



From October 2021 you can find details of closed consultations in the London Service Permit Archive. For details of any applications made prior to October 2021 please contact the licensing team at lsp@tfl.gov.uk .


*To subscribe to the London Service Permit consultation bulletin or to request a specific edition please email lsp@tfl.gov.uk

  • Please share your view on any open consultation for a London Service Permit new application or variation request by taking part in our online survey. Please ensure you complete question one with the title for the new application, or permit number for a variation request,  that you are wishing to make a comment about. This is to ensure your comments can be linked to the correct permit consultation.

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