A-Z Archive: U Challenge

From My Archive I Choose…

U is Uno…

Originally set up to provide student transport for the University of Hertfordshire, Uno now operates an extensive network of services in Hertfordshire and into North London for use by the general public. The companies vehicles are instantly recognisable in their pink and purple colourscheme and make a change from the sea of red to be found throughout London’s suburbs on Transport for London controlled routes. You can catch up with their Information and Timetables here.

StAlbans Station

09:30 and Uno buses congregate at St. Albans railway station.   Even the flowers are colour-coordinated 😉

Optare Solo

An Optare Solo on St.Albans High Street.


One of Uno’s Scania double-deckers in Edgware on the 614 route to Queensbury from Hatfield.


A Dennis Dart at the terminus of the 610 Hatfield – Enfield route.


One of the newest vehicles in the fleet, a Mercedes-Benz Citaro passes Trinity United Reformed Church in St.Albans.



  1. unique martin, great post!

  2. uno is O.K. = so let’s forget the United Nations Organisation UNO

    • LoL – I heard they were now the Dis-United Nations Organisation 😉 I could have scanned a Radio Contact Confirmation card I have from them 🙂

  3. Whoa! Reminds me of Swinging London — those were the days, and obviously on some roads, still are! Can’t miss those babies —

  4. A wonderful choice for ‘U’, and as always a wonderful post overall. I’ve enjoyed browsing your city streets, admiring the UNO bus. 🙂

  5. Very ingenious! Love these U photos. 🙂 The pink Uno vehicles are very striking indeed. 🙂

  6. Not only is it perfect, but it’s fun! Who doesn’t love a pink bus?

  7. They are GORGEOUS! Thanks, Martin.

  8. I had no idea, Martin (as usual)!
    Wow – it would be difficult to ‘miss’ those buses, wouldn’t it?!

    • Hi Bob – I’m sure there are other Londoners who have no idea either… If you’re not in an area where they work why should you 🙂 It has been suggested to me that passengers need to choose their clothes well to avoid a color clash 😉

  9. Another Finchley favourite for me


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