Monday 22nd April 1833
Hancock’s steam omnibus, Enterprise, began a regular service between London Wall and Paddington via Islington, England. It was the first regular steam carriage service, and was the first mechanically propelled vehicle specially designed for omnibus work to be operated. The engine worked on a crank and iron chains applied the power to the back wheels. Due to a dispute between Hancock and the operators the service came to an end and Hancock himself built and operated further steam buses between 1833 and 1840.