A part of the HCT Group

CT Plus is a transport social enterprise, providing a wide variety of transport services across London. We operate London red bus routes, Special Educational Needs transport, adult social services transport and more.

A range of transport services

About CT Plus

CT Plus has built a justified reputation for delivering transport contracts to a high standard since its inception, competing on price, quality and customer service. But CT Plus is not your usual bus operator...

CT Plus is a part of the HCT Group arguably the UK's leading transport social enterprise. It was founded as a wholly-owned trading arm of HCT Group in 2001 to create a platform for the Group as a whole to compete for contracts in the markeplace. The basic idea is simple - earn money by providing an outstanding contract service and then reinvest the money made into community transport projects or services that have a real social impact. More information about how our commercial success enables our community impact can be found here

Our operations in London also include services under the HCT Group banner - formerly operated by Impact Group, who joined us in 2018. 

What we do

In London, CT Plus has grown both the type and number of the services that it provides:

London red bus services: We now provide seventeen of London’s iconic red bus routes from our depots at Ash Grove and Walthamstow Avenue. Find out more here.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport: We help children and young people with SEN travel safely to and from school in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and Waltham Forest - and directly under the HCT Group banner in Croydon, Kensington and Chelsea/Westminster and Sutton. Find out more here.

Adult Social Care transport: We provide transport that gets older and disabled people to day centres and other activities in the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and Waltham Forest - and directly under the HCT Group banner in Ealing. Find out more here.

Coach hire: We provide great value coach hire from London to anywhere in the UK. Find out more here.

Route 812:  A community bus aimed at older and disabled people in the London borough of Islington. Find out more here.  

School Transport: High quality mainstream home to school transport in west and south London, directly contracted by schools and delivered under the HCT Group banner. Find out more here.     

Staff Transport: Connecting staff with their workplaces with high quality staff transport in west and south London, directly contracted by employers and delivered under the HCT Group banner. Find out more here

Vehicle testing: we provide a vehicle testing and MOT service from our Perivale Depot. Find out more here.   

Interactive map: You can find out what we do where across London on our interactive map here

CT Plus also operates other services across the British Isles - for more details, please see here  

Why we’ve grown

CT Plus has grown and succeeded for three reasons:

We’re competitive on price and quality: We never ask the commissioners of services to make a trade-off between needing value for money and liking our community values. 

We’re focussed on customers: As a social enterprise, the passengers on our specialist transport are the reason we exist – we have both expertise in specialist transport and a deep empathy with our passengers. This attitude informs how we work with all passengers on all services – it’s no surprise that a CT Plus driver has won the TfL prize for customer service in five of the last seven years, despite us being one of the smaller TfL operators.

We work in partnership: As a social enterprise CT Plus shares the values of those Authorities and organisations that commission transport services – better outcomes for people and communities. This means we can create genuine partnerships with the organisations we work with.

If you’d like to find out more about how CT Plus can work with commissioners to improve services, please contact lawrencewilson@hctgroup.org