Thamesdown Transport provide the main Town network within Swindon, their routes are as follows:
1 Fleming Way - Outlet Village - West Swindon Centre - Grange Park - Middleaze - Ramleaze
1A Fleming Way - Outlet Village - West Swindon Centre - Ramleaze - Middleaze - Grange Park
2 Fleming Way - Walcot East - Covingham & Nythe
11 Haydon Wick - Pinehurst - Fleming Way - Old Town - Croft - Park & Ride - East Wichel
13 Haydon Wick - Moredon - Rodbourne - Fleming Way - Queens Drive - Eldene - Liden
13A Fleming Way - New College (College Terms only, Mon-Fri approx 1100-1400)
14 Haydon Wick - Moredon - Rodbourne - Fleming Way - Queens Drive - Liden - Eldene
15 Bus Station - North Star - Northern Road - Wood Hall - Haydon End - Haydon Wick
15A Bus Station - North Star - Northern Road - Taw Hill - Oakhurst - Redhouse - Haydon Wick
16 Fleming Way - New College - Great Western Hospital
17 Penhill - Gorse Hill - Fleming Way - Walcot West - Park North
18 Fleming Way - Queens Drive - Park South
19 Fleming Way - Bridgemead - Westmead - West Swindon Centre - Eastleaze - Nine Elms - Roughmoor - Peatmoor - Sparcells, service 19 is extended in the evening from Sparcells to Taw Hill - Oakhurst - Redhouse - Haydon Wick (instead of the 15A)
19A Fleming Way - Bridgemead - Westmead - West Swindon Centre - Hillmead - Sparcells
19B Sparcells - Peatmoor - Ramleaze - West Swindon Centre - Fleming Way - New College
20 Bus Station - Gorse Hill - Kingsdown - Lower Stratton - Greenbridge - Covingham - Eldene - Liden - Great Western Hospital
20B Bus Station - Old Town - Croft - Liden - Eldene - Covingham - Greenbridge
21 Stratton Park - Coleview - Fleming Way - Tesco - Gorse Hill - Pinehurst - Penhill - Lower Penhill
22 Fleming Way - Old Town - Town Gardens - Okus - Kingshill - West Swindon Centre
24 Blunsdon - St Andrews Ridge - Abbey Meads - Haydon Wick - Pinehurst - Kembrey - Fleming Way - Old Town - Lawns - Coate Water - Great Western Hospital
25 Fleming Way - OId Town - Kingshill - Blagrove & Windmill Hill
26 Bus Station - Rodbourne - Regent Circus - Bus Station
27 Kembrey Park - Bus Station - Outlet Village - Lydiard Fields & Windmill Hill
27 Lunchtime Link Farnsby Street - Outlet Village - Lydiard Fields
28 Fleming Way - Gorse Hill - Groundwell
29 Bus Station - Barnfield - Bus Station
30 Fleming Way - Walcot East - Park South - Coate Water - Great Western Hospital
46/46A Bus Station - G. W. Hospital - Liddington - Aldbourne - Ramsbury - Hungerford
47 Bus Station - G. W. Hospital - Wanborough - Bishopstone - Ashbury - Lambourne
48/48A Bus Station - G. W. Hospital - Liddington - Aldbourne - Ramsbury - Marlborough
61 Cricklade - Purton - Hook - Royal Wootton Bassett - Lyneham - Bradenstoke (Wed Only)
70A Bus Station - OId Town - Coate Water - G. W. Hospital - Chiseldon - Marlborough
72A Bus Station - Old Town - Wroughton - Thorney Park - Chiseldon - Marlborough
Services 1, 2, 13, 14, 16, 17 & 29 run 7 days a week.
Thamesdown started out as Swindon Corporation Tramways in 1904 and moved into buses when the Trams ceased operating in 1927, the fleet steadily grew mostly using Leyland and the Daimler buses up until the 1980's.
In 1974 the name of the company was changed to Thamesdown to reflect the local authority boundary changes, and the company has traded with this name since that date.
In the 80's Thamesdown started a relationship with Dennis (who with Plaxton and Alexander became TransBus Internationalo) which would last until a certain Mr Brian Souter of Stagecoach fame purchased the remains of TransBus in 2007 to form Alexander Dennis, in this time Thamesdown have either purchased New or second hand Dennis chassis of the Dart, Dart SLF, Dominator (both single & double), Falcon, Javelin, Lancet and in 2010 Trident models
In 1985 Thamesdown became an arms length operation of the then Thamesdown Borough Council and became a Limited company (as required by Deregulation).
In 1996 Thamesdown Council (who are the major stakeholder in Thamesdown Transport) changed its name to Swindon Borough Council (as a new unitary authority), however the buses continue to trade as Thamesdown.
Thamesdown celebrated its Centeanary in 2004, and moved into a new purpose built depot in 2007.
The Main Single Deck Fleet is 100% Low Floor with buses from Dennis (including TransBus) and Scania, with bodywork by Plaxtons (again including TransBus) in the form of Pointer 2 MPD & SPD, and WrightBus Solars (includes 6 Solar 2 bodied buses with the original front to keep all buses looking the same).
The Main Double Deck Fleet is mostly Step Entrance ex-Lothian (Edinburgh) Volvo Olympians which are used mostly on School Bus work, however 6 Volvos are available for use mostly on the 13A, Contract and country services as needed (even the odd town service is operated usually the 29)
In 2011 Thamesdown acquired 2 Low Floor double deckers from London in the shape of 361 from Stagecoach in London (then East London Bus Group) which has joined similar buses in Swindon that are operated by Stagecoach, and took about 6 months to come out on service as they were busy getting rid of all traces of Stagecoach from the bus, and 362 from Metroline which is to the standard mid-staircase London design. these will be found on the 53 and Lunchtime Link contracts, they are both Dennis Tridents with Alexander ALX400 bodywork.
Another shock for Thamesdown was the purchase of 8 M.A.N engined Optare Versa integrals for the 20 and 24 services, which also usually appear on the 27 and 30 as well.
In July 2012 Thamesdown purchased 6 new Wright StreetLite Door Forwards for the 15/15A service, however 5 are currently in London assisting with the Olympic Games.