Names on the buses

854 David Mocatta

Connections with Brighton and Hove : The original fašade of Brighton Station was designed by David Mocatta and was a fine building. Unfortunately it was largely hidden later by ugly additions which did nothing for the listed building. Mocatta’s design was in Italianate style and had a long roof over the platforms. It also had a fine clock, recently restored. They all date from 1841. Mocatta also designed the impressive classical pavilions and balustrades on the Ouse Viaduct at Balcombe, designed by John Rastrick. A pupil of Sir John Soane, the designer of the Bank of England, Mocatta is reputed to have had a significant part in that enterprise. As architect to the London and Brighton South Coast Railway little of his work now remains apart from Brighton Station, the Grade II listed facade of the now disued Synagogue in Devonshire Place and some Italianate Villas in Osborne Villas.

854 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted in new Metro 5 livery December 2005. Metro 5 branding removed February 2009. Bus sold in March 2014.

Brighton Station