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List of night buses in London

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First London Alexander Dennis Enviro400 on route N26 in July 2011
London General Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL on route N11 in July 2014
Arriva London Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B5LH on route N29 in June 2014

The London Night Bus network is a series of night bus routes that serve Greater London. Services broadly operate between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00.

Many services commence from or operate via Trafalgar Square and are extensions or variations of daytime routes and hence derive their number from these; for example, route N73 Oxford Circus to Walthamstow follows that of route 73 as far as Stoke Newington, before continuing further north.[1][2][3]

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HistoryEdit

The first night bus was introduced in 1913. A few more services were introduced over the following decades, before all ceased during World War II. Services resumed after the war, increasing as trams and trolleybuses were replaced in the late 1950s and 1960s. In April 1984, the number of routes was increased from 21 to 32. At this point the peak service required 80 buses, by August 2013 this had grown to 890.[4]

Originally the night bus network had its own fare structure, but with the introduction of the Oyster card in 2003, was incorporated into the Transport for London fare structure. Up until the mid-2000s, all routes had N prefixes. However, as some routes merely mirrored their day time equivalents, the N prefixes were dropped and these routes became 24-hour services; for example, route N14 was no longer differentiated from route 14.[4]

Services are operated by private operators under contract to London Buses. The Night Bus contracts are often bundled with that of the equivalent daytime route and awarded for a five-year period, with an optional two-year extension based on performance standards being met. Some however are tendered individually.[4][5][6]

With some London Underground lines operating a 24-hour service from August 2016 on weekends, a further eight routes commenced 24-hour operation on Friday and Saturday nights.[7] Further changes were made as the Night Tube network expanded.

In May 2015, the Night Bus network was the subject of The Night Bus, a Channel 4 documentary.[8][9]

OperationEdit

Night bus routes are often related to the day numerical equivalent, normally running the same route but with an extension at either end of the service. This is normally to provide a night service to destinations served by tube or train during the day.

However, there are a few N-prefixed route numbers that have no relation to their daytime equivalents: the N5, N20 and N97 all operate in a different part of London to their respective day routes, and the N550 and N551 (which provide night service on parts of the Docklands Light Railway network) have no corresponding daytime routes.

Route Start End Operator
N1 Thamesmead Tottenham Court Road station London General
N2 Crystal Palace Marylebone station Arriva London
N3 Bromley North Oxford Circus Abellio London
N5 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N7 Northolt Oxford Circus Metroline
N8 Hainault Oxford Circus Stagecoach London
N9 Heathrow Terminal 5 Aldwych London United
N11 Ealing Broadway Liverpool Street bus station London General
N15 Romford Oxford Circus Blue Triangle
N16 Edgware Victoria bus station Metroline
N18 Harrow Weald Trafalgar Square Metroline
N19 Clapham Junction Finsbury Park bus station Arriva London
N20 Barnet Trafalgar Square Metroline
N21 Bexleyheath Trafalgar Square London Central
N22 Fulwell Oxford Circus London General
N25 Ilford Oxford Circus Tower Transit
N26 Chingford Trafalgar Square CT Plus
N27 Hammersmith Chalk Farm London United
N28 Camden Town Wandsworth Tower Transit
N29 Enfield Town Trafalgar Square Arriva London
N31 Camden Town Clapham Junction Tower Transit
N33 Fulwell station Hammersmith bus station London United
N38 Walthamstow bus station Victoria bus station Arriva London
N41 Tottenham Hale Trafalgar Square Arriva London
N44 Sutton station Aldwych London General
N53 Plumstead station Horse Guards Parade Stagecoach London
N55 Woodford Wells Oxford Circus Stagecoach London
N63 Crystal Palace King's Cross London Central
N65 Chessington World Of Adventures Ealing Broadway London United
N68 Old Coulsdon Tottenham Court Road station London Central
N72 East Acton Roehampton London United
N73 Walthamstow bus station Oxford Circus Arriva London
N74 Roehampton Baker Street London General
N83 Ealing Hospital Golders Green station Metroline
N86 Harold Hill Stratford bus station Stagecoach London
N87 Kingston Aldwych London General
N89 Erith Trafalgar Square London Central
N91 Cockfosters Trafalgar Square Metroline
N97 Hammersmith bus station Trafalgar Square Tower Transit
N98 Stanmore Holborn Metroline
N109 Croydon Oxford Circus Abellio London
N113 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N133 Morden Liverpool Street bus station Arriva London
N136 Chislehurst Oxford Circus London Central
N137 Crystal Palace Oxford Circus Arriva London
N155 Morden Aldwych London General
N171 Hither Green Tottenham Court Road station London Central
N199 St Mary Cray Trafalgar Square Stagecoach London
N205 Leyton Paddington station Stagecoach London
N207 Uxbridge station Holborn Metroline
N242 Homerton University Hospital Tottenham Court Road station Arriva London
N253 Aldgate Tottenham Court Road station Arriva London
N277 Cubitt Town Islington Stagecoach London
N279 Waltham Cross Trafalgar Square Arriva London
N343 New Cross Gate Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N381 Peckham Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N550 Canning Town Trafalgar Square CT Plus
N551 Gallions Reach Shopping Park Trafalgar Square CT Plus

N1Edit

Route N1 commenced operating on 28 June 1995 between Plumstead garage and Trafalgar Square. It was originally operated by London Central, being taken over by First London on 14 November 1998. On 8 January 2000 it was extended beyond Plumstead to Thamesmead, and in April 2000 withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Aldwych being diverted to Tottenham Court Road station. Upon being re-tendered, the route was taken over by East Thames Buses on 15 October 2005.[4]

In October 2009, East Thames Buses was sold to London General, which included a five-year contract to operate route N1.[10][11][12]

Route

Route N1 operates via these primary locations:[13]

N2Edit

Route N2 commenced operating on 13 April 1984 between Crystal Palace and Trafalgar Square. In October 1984, it was extended north from Trafalgar Square to Friern Barnet and south from West Norwood station to Crystal Palace. In June 1995, it was withdrawn between Camden Town and Friern Barnet, and rerouted to Hampstead Heath. In November 1999, the Trafalgar Square to Hampstead Heath section was withdrawn and replaced by route N24. Upon being re-tendered, it passed from Metroline to Arriva London in April 2000.[4]

Route

Route N2 operates via these primary locations:[14]

N3Edit

Route N3 began operating on 27 October 1989 between Beckenham Junction station and Victoria bus station via Oxford Circus. In October 1993, it was extended to start back at Chislehurst. In May 2000, it was altered to operate between Bromley North station and Oxford Circus. Its operation passed from London Central to Connex on the same date.[4]

Route N3 was included in the sale of Connex to Travel London in February 2004[15] which in turn was sold to Abellio London in May 2009.[16][17] New Routemasters commenced operating route N3 on 8 February 2016.

Route

Route N3 operates via these primary locations:[18]

N5Edit

Route N5 commenced operating on 28 October 1989 between Edgware station and Victoria bus station. In June 1995, it was withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Victoria. It has been operated by Metroline since its inception.[4]

Route

Route N5 operates via these primary locations:[19]

N7Edit

Route N7 commenced operating on 30 August 2003 between Northolt and Russell Square partly replacing route N23. It was initially operated by First London. Upon being re-tendered it passed to Metroline on 23 June 2007[20][21] who commenced a further contract on 21 June 2014.[22] In October 2014 it was withdrawn between Oxford Circus station and Russell Square.

Route

Route N7 operates via these primary locations:[23]

N8Edit

Route N8 commenced operating on 13 August 1988 between Bow Church and Queensbury station. In July 1992, the Marble Arch to Queensbury section was withdrawn, with the route redirected to Victoria bus station. In July 1995, it was altered to operate from Woodford Wells to Trafalgar Square. In June 1999, it once again began operating to Victoria, albeit via Piccadilly Circus. This was altered in April 2000 with it now routed via Berkeley Square. In June 2004, its eastern terminus was altered to Hainault. In June 2009, it was again withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Victoria being replaced by route C2.[4][24]

Route N8 has been operated by East London since its inception. On 28 June 2014, a further contract commenced with New Routemasters.[25][26][27]

Route

Route N8 operates via these primary locations:[28]

N9Edit

Route N9 commenced operating on 25 February 1994 between Kingston and Trafalgar Square replacing parts of routes N65 and N92. In March 1997 it was extended from Trafalgar Square to Aldwych. On 29 September 2001, the Hammersmith bus station to Kingston section was withdrawn and the route diverted to Heathrow Central bus station, In March 2008 it was extended to the new Heathrow Terminal 5.[29] Route N9 has been operated by London United since its inception.[4]

Route

Route N9 operates via these primary locations:[30]

N10Edit

Route N10 commenced operating on 29 September 2001 between Richmond and Archway station replacing route N9 between Richmond and Hammersmith bus station. Initially operated by London United on 3 September 2004, the route passed to First London. At the same time, the route was withdrawn between Kings Cross and Archway, being replaced by route N390. On 29 January 2010 route N10 was withdrawn and replaced by routes 10 and 33.[4][31]

Route

Route N10 operated via these primary locations:

N11Edit

Route N11 commenced operating on 13 April 1984 between Shepherd's Bush Green and Liverpool Street station. In April 1985 it was extended at both ends, westward to Acton Town and east to Hackney Central. It was extended east again in November 1985 to Hackney Wick. In August 1986 it was diverted at the western end from Shepherds Bush to Turnham Green, this was reversed in February 1994.[4]

Having been replaced between Trafalgar Square and Hackney Wick in October 1989 by route N6, it resumed operating to Liverpool Street in February 1994. In March 2001 it was diverted at Hammersmith to Wembley Stadium. Having been operated by London United since its inception, on 29 June 2003 it was taken over by London General. On 7 June 2008, route N11 was diverted at West Ealing to Ealing Broadway being replaced by route 297.[4][32]

Route

Route N11 operates via these primary locations:[33]

N13Edit

Route N13 commenced operating on 13 April 1984 between North Finchley and Trafalgar Square, being extended on 27 October 1984 from North Finchley to Chipping Barnet and on 8 July 1992 from Trafalgar Square to Victoria bus station, the latter being reversed on 23 June 1995. Upon being re-tendered, on 1 September 2001, the route passed from Metroline to London Sovereign being extended from Trafalgar Square to Aldwych on the same day.[4] It ceased on 1 April 2017 when route 13 was converted to 24-hour operation.[34]

Route

Route N13 operated via these primary locations:[35]

N15Edit

Route N15 commenced operating on 15 July 1995 between Becontree Heath and Paddington station to replace a section of withdrawn route N95 between Becontree Heath and Aldgate. In August 1998 the route was extended from Becontree Heath to Romford Market and withdrawn between Marble Arch and Paddington. The latter was reverted in May 2001.[4] In October 2007 the route was extended from Paddington to Paddington Basin. In August 2010 the route was withdrawn between Regent Street and Paddington Basin, this section replaced by route 159.[36] In May 2013 the route was withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Regent Street.[37]

Having been operated by East London since its inception, it was taken over by Blue Triangle on 26 August 2017.[38]

Route

Route N15 operates via these primary locations:[39]

N16Edit

Route N16 commenced operating on 19 January 1991 between Edgware bus station and Victoria bus station via Trafalgar Square. In October 2002 it was rerouted away from Trafalgar Square to run direct from Marble Arch via Park Lane to Victoria. It has always been operated by Metroline.[4]

Route

Route N16 operates via these primary locations:[40]

N18Edit

Route N18 commenced operating on 13 April 1984 between Sudbury and Liverpool Street station. In April 1985 it was extended from Sudbury to Harrow Weald via Edgware at its outer end and curtailed from Liverpool Street to Aldwych at its inner end.[4] Having been operated by First London since privatisation, it was included in the sale of Willesden Junction garage to Metroline in June 2013.[41][42] In November 2017 operation of the route passed to London United.[43]

Route

Route N18 operates via these primary locations:[44]

N19Edit

Route N19 commenced operating on 28 October 1989 between Clapham Junction station and Finsbury Park station. London General operated it until April 2000 when it was taken over by Arriva London. London General won the route back when re-tendered from March 2012,[45] before it returned to Arriva operation in April 2017.[4][46][47]

Route

Route N19 operates via these primary locations:[48]

N20Edit

Route N20 commenced operating on 28 October 1989 from Chipping Barnet to Aldwych as route N1. It was curtailed from Aldwych to Trafalgar Square on 18 July 1992. It was renumbered as N20 on 24 June 1995. First London operated it from 15 July 1998 until it returned to Metroline on 25 August 2003.[4]

Route

Route N20 operates via these primary locations:[49]

N21Edit

Night Bus Route N21 is the night service for route 21 between Bank and Lewisham, and - until 10 October 2009 - for route 233 between Eltham and Foots Cray, for route 51 between Blackfen and Foots Cray and for route 321 between New Cross Gate and Eltham and Sidcup (Police station) and Foots Cray.

The N21 was introduced to provide a night service over the original route 21 between Central London and Sidcup (Foots Cray), but with a deviation via Avery Hill and Blackfen, to serve the University of Greenwich, which provides the route with steady patronage between there and Central London (not just at weekends either). It originally operated from Victoria to Foots Cray via its current routing but on Friday and Saturday Nights some journeys ran via New Eltham and Mottingham, terminating at Sidcup. In 1999 the route was re-structured again with the extra weekend journeys via New Eltham being revised to operate from Eltham to Chislehurst via Mottingham and was introduced to run every night (not just weekends). The original service to Foots Cray via Blackfen and Sidcup remained unchanged. Changes to the frequency meant buses running every 30 minutes between Victoria and Eltham then every 60 mins to Chislehurst and Foots Cray respectively.

In 2002, another re-structure saw the Chislehurst Journeys withdrawn and run through to Foots Cray. Instead, providing a 30 min service over the whole route. The route was also shortened to start and terminate at Trafalgar Square as opposed to Victoria. On Friday and Saturday nights, patronage was such that extras were introduced between Eltham High Street and Trafalgar Square, combined with the Foots Cray Buses providing a 15-minute service over that section of route. With the withdrawal of the Chislehurst Services, Mottingham and Chislehurst were without a night bus route until Feb 2008 when the N136 was introduced (replacing parts of the N36).

The route was further amended on 10 October 2009, being withdrawn between Blackfen and Sidcup, instead running to Bexleyheath via Blendon, Bridgen and Old Bexley along the established day route 132. The Night service to Sidcup was simultaneously replaced by a 24-hour service on route 321, restoring a night service to New Eltham after an absence of 10 years. On 27 May 2017, the route was transferred to London Central.[50]

Route

Route N21 operates via these primary locations:[51]

N22Edit

Route N22 commenced operating on 24 November 2000 between Richmond and Piccadilly Circus replace the withdrawn section of route N9 between Richmond and Putney Bridge. On 29 September 2001, the route was extended from Richmond to Kingston. On 3 June 2006, it was withdrawn curtailed from Kingston to Fulwell. It has always been operated by London General.[4] On 16 July 2017, the route was withdrawn between Green Park and Piccadilly Circus and diverted to Oxford Circus via Berkeley Square, partly replacing route C2.[52]

Route

Route N22 operates via these primary locations:[53]

N25Edit

Route N25 commenced operation on 15 July 1995 between Romford station and Trafalgar Square. Initially operated by East London, upon being re-tendered it passed to First London on 26 July 1999. It ceased On 26 June 2004, when route 25 was converted to 24-hour operation.[4] Route N25 was reintroduced on 1 December 2018 when route 25 ceased to be a 24-hour route.[54] It will again be operated by East London from 23 May 2020.[55]

Route

Route N25 operates via these primary locations:[56]

N26Edit

Route N26 commenced operation on 18 July 1992 between Walthamstow Central station and Victoria bus station. It was introduced to replace the withdrawn sections of route N6 between Trafalgar Square and Walthamstow. In 1995 it was curtailed from Victoria to Trafalgar Square. In 2001 it was withdrawn extended to Chingford station, partly replacing route N38.[4]

Route

Route N26 operates via these primary locations:[57]

N27Edit

Route N27 was introduced on 3 February 2001 between Turnham Green and Chalk Farm. It was operated by First London. It ceased on 19 March 2004 when route 27 was converted to 24-hour operation.[4] It resumed on 9 March 2019 when route 27 ceased to be a 24-hour route, this time being operated by London United.[58] On 9 November 2019, it will be taken over by Abellio London.[59]

Route

Route N27 operates via these primary locations:[60]

N28Edit

N29Edit

Route N29 commenced operating on 27 February 1980 between Enfield Town and Trafalgar Square. On 14 January 2006 it was curtailed from Enfield Town to Ponders End with Mercedes-Benz O530G articulated buses introduced. On 26 November 2011 it was converted back to double deck operation.[4]

Route

Route N29 operates via these primary locations:[64]

N31Edit

Route N31 commenced operation on 11 November 1989 between Camden Town and Notting Hill Gate. It initially operated on Friday and Saturday nights only until it became a seven days a week service on 18 July 1992 with the Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds were replaced by Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts that in turn were replaced by Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Darts in 1999.[4]

On 29 May 1999, the route was diverted to terminate at Clapham Junction station. It was converted back to double decker operation in June 2004 with Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.[4] It was included in the June 2013 sale of First London's Westbourne Park to Tower Transit.[61][62] Upon being re-tendered, on 28 April 2018 the route passed to Metroline.[65][66]

Route

Route N31 operates via these primary locations:[67]

N33Edit

Route N33 commenced operating on 18 May 2019 between Fulwell station and Hammersmith bus station with the curtailment of route 33 due to the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.[68]

Route

Route N33 operates via these primary locations:[69]

N35Edit

Route N35 commenced on 26 April 1997 between Clapham Junction station and Trafalgar Square. In April 2000, the route was withdrawn between Holborn and Trafalgar Square and diverted to Tottenham Court Road station. Having been operated by London Central since its inception, upon being re-tendered in 2009 it was taken over by Travel London.[70] It was included in the May 2009 sale of Travel London to Abellio London.[4][16][17] It ceased on 30 April 2016 when route 35 was converted to 24-hour operation.[71]

Route

Route N35 operates via these primary locations:[72]

N38Edit

Route N38 commenced operating on 14 July 1995 between Chingford station and Trafalgar Square. Initially operated by East London, upon being tendered it passed to Arriva London from 19 April 1997, being diverted to Victoria bus station on the same date. On 28 April 2001, the route was curtailed from Chingford to Walthamstow.[4]

Route

Route N38 operates via these primary locations:[73]

N41Edit

Route N41 commenced operation on 9 December 2000 between Tottenham Hale bus station and Archway. On 5 February 2005 it extended from Archway to Trafalgar Square. It has always been operated by Arriva London.[4]

Route

Route N41 operates via these primary locations:[74]

N44Edit

Route N44 commenced operating on 18 August 1995 between Sutton station and Trafalgar Square. On 26 April 1996 it was extended to Aldwych. It has always been operated by London General.[4]

Route N44 operates via these primary locations:[75]

Route

N53Edit

Route N53 commenced operating on 27 October 1989 between Erith and Victoria bus station. On 28 July 1995 the route was extended at either end to Thamesmead and Oxford Circus. On 8 January 2000 the Thamesmead to Plumstead section was withdrawn. On 28 June 2002, the route was withdrawn between Plumstead and Erith. On 15 February 2003 it was withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus. It ceased on 20 March 2004 when route 53 was converted to a 24-hour service.[4] It was reinstated on 15 June 2019 when route 53 ceased to be a 24-hour service.[68]

Route N53 operates via these primary locations:[76]

Route

N55Edit

Route N55 commenced operating on 28 April 2001 between Whipps Cross and Oxford Circus station. On 25 June 2004 it was extended from Whipps Cross to Woodford Wells. It has always been operated by East London.[4]

Route N55 operates via these primary locations:[77]

Route

N63Edit

Route N63 commenced operating on 16 November 2002 between Crystal Palace and King's Cross station. It has been operated by London Central since its inception.[4]

Route N63 operates via these primary locations:[78]

Route

N65Edit

Route N65 commenced operating on 31 August 2002 between Kingston and Ealing Broadway station. It ceased on 24 January 2004 when route 65 was converted to 24-hour operation.[4] It was reintroduced on 25 October 2018 between Chessington World of Adventures and Ealing Broadway.[79]

Route N65 operates via these primary locations:[80]

Current route

N68Edit

Route N68 commenced operating on 27 March 1999 between Purley Cross and Trafalgar Square. On 28 April 2000, the route was diverted at Aldwych via Kingsway, and High Holborn to Tottenham Court Road station and extended from Purley to Old Coulsdon. Having been operated by Arriva London from its inception, on 31 March 2006 it was taken over by London Central and on 31 March 2018 by Abellio London.[4][81]

Route N68 operates via these primary locations:[82]

Route

N72Edit

Route N72 commenced operating on 5 September 1999 between East Acton and Roehampton. It ceased on 24 April 2004 when route 72 was converted to 24-hour operation.[4] With the closure of Hammersmith Bridge, it was reintroduced on 18 May 2019.[68]

Route N72 operates via these primary locations:[83]

Route

N73Edit

N74Edit

N83Edit

Route N83 commenced operating on 13 September 2002 between Ealing Hospital and Golders Green station. Operated by First London, it ceased on 16 April 2004 when route 83 became a 24-hour service.[4]

It was reintroduced on 13 September 2016 when route 83] was curtailed to only operate between Alperton and Golders Green stations and route 483 introduced between Ealing Hospital and Harrow bus station.[87][88]

Route

Route N83 operates via these primary locations:[89]

N86Edit

Route N86 commenced operating on 26 June 2004 between Harold Hill and Stratford bus station replacing the withdrawn section of route N25 between Harold Hill and Ilford.[4]

Route N86 operates via these primary locations:[90]

Route

N87Edit

Route N77 commenced on 18 August 1995 between Tolworth and Trafalgar Square. On 3 June 2006 route N77 was renumbered N87 and curtailed between Tolworth and Kingston.[4]

Route N87 operates via these primary locations:[91]

Route

N89Edit

N91Edit

Route N91 commenced operating on 25 February 1994 between Hornsey Rise and Trafalgar Square. On 23 June 1995, the route was extended from Hornsey Rise to Potters Bar. Having been operated by MTL London since its inception, when re-tendered it passed to Capital Citibus on 31 January 1997. It passed with the Capital Citibus to First London in July 1998. When next tendered, it was awarded to Metroline from 6 February 2009.[4][93]

Route N91 operates via these primary locations:[94]

Route

N97Edit

The route is primarily used as a night replacement for the Piccadilly line between Piccadilly Circus and Hammersmith stations. Passengers can then continue their journey using night routes N91 (to Cockfosters) or N9 (to Heathrow). There is currently no night service for the Uxbridge branch. Operation of the route passed from London United to Tower Transit on 5 March 2016.[95]

Route

Route N97 operates via these primary locations:[96]

N98Edit

Route N98 commenced operating on 19 August 1995 between Stanmore station and Trafalgar Square. On 29 April 2000 the route was diverted at Oxford Circus to Red Lion Square. Initially operated by CentreWest, since 3 February 2001 it has been operated by Metroline.[4]

Route N98 operates via these primary locations:[97]

Route

N109Edit

Route 109 commenced operating on 11 March 1994 between Coulsdon and Aldwych. It was withdrawn on 17 September 1999, being replaced by route N159. It was reintroduced on 28 August 2010 between Croydon and Oxford Circus station replacing route N159. Initially operated by Arriva London, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Abellio London on 31 January 2015.[4][98][99]

Route N109 operates via these primary locations:[100]

Route

N113Edit

N133Edit

Route N133 commenced operation on 24 January 2003 between Tooting and Liverpool Street bus station. On 1 September 2007 it was diverted at Streatham to Mitcham. Having been operated by London General since its inception, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Arriva London on 22 January 2010.[4][104]

Route N133 operates via these primary locations:[105]

Route

N136Edit

Route N136 commenced operating on 9 February 2008 between Chislehurst and Oxford Cirus station replacing route N36 between Grove Park and Oxford Circus. Having been operated by Selkent since its inception, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by London Central on 27 May 2017.[4][106]

Route N136 operates via these primary locations:[107]

Route

N137Edit

Route N137 commenced operating on 16 March 2001 between Crystal Palace and Oxford Cirus station. Having been operated by London Central since its inception, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Arriva London on 9 July 2004.[4][108]

Route N137 operates via these primary locations:[109]

Route

N155Edit

Route N155 commenced operating on 18 August 1995 between Sutton station and Trafalgar Square. On 28 May 1999, the route was extended from Trafalgar Square to Aldwych. On 12 December 2003, it was withdrawn between Sutton and Morden, being replaced by route N44. It has been operated by London General since its inception.[4]

Route N155 operates via these primary locations:[110]

Route

N171Edit

Route N171 commenced operatiing on 27 April 1996 between Hither Green station and Trafalgar Square. In 2000 it route was diverted at Aldwych to Tottenham Court Road station instead of Trafalgar Square. In 2006, the route was changed to terminate at Catford Bus Garage instead of Hither Green, and so mirror the day 171 route.[4]

On 30 April 2011 it was rerouted to back Hither Green station.[111] Since it inception, it has been operated by London Central.

Route

Route N171 operates via these primary locations:[112]

N199Edit

N205Edit

Route N205 was introduced on 31 August 2013 when route 205 ceased to be a 24-hour route. It has been operated by East London since its inception.[115][116]

Route N205 operates via these primary locations:[117]

Route

N207Edit

Route N207 commenced operation on 11 October 1996 between Uxbridge station and Victoria bus station. On 12 November 1999 it was diverted at Oxford Circus to Aldwych. On 28 April 2000 it was again rerouted to Holborn.[4] Having been operated by First London since privatisation, it was included in the sale of Hayes garage to Metroline in June 2013.[41][42] Upon being re-tendered, it passed to Abellio London on 6 April 2019.[118][119]

Route N207 operates via these primary locations:[120]

Route

N242Edit

Route N242 commenced operating on 31 January 2003 between Homerton University Hospital and Tottenham Court Road station. It ceased on 23 April 2004 when route 242 was converted to a 24-hour service.[4] It was reinstated on 15 June 2019 when route 242 ceased to be a 24-hour service.[68]

Route N242 operates via these primary locations:[121]

Route

N253Edit

N277Edit

Route N277 commenced operating on 30 June 2018 between Cubitt Town and Islington.[123]

Route N277 operates via these primary locations:[124]

Route

N279Edit

Route N279 commenced operating on 26 April 1996 between Upshire and Victoria bus station. On 15 October 1999 it was withdrawn between Upshire and Waltham Cross. On 15 October 2004 it was cut back from Victoria to Trafalgar Square.[4]

Route N279 operates via these primary locations:[125]

Route

N343Edit

Route N343 commenced operating on 2 February 2001 between New Cross garage and Victoria bus station. Having been operated by London Central since its inception, about being re-tendered it was taken over by Travel London in 2006.[126] It was included in the sale of Travel London to Abellio London in May 2009.[16][17] Upon being re-tendered it returned to London Central on 13 February 2018.[127]

Route N343 operates via these primary locations:[128]

Route

N381Edit

Route N381 commenced operating on 9 October 1999 between Peckham and Trafalgar Square. Initially operated by London Central, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Connex on 9 October 2004.[129] It was included in the sale of Connex to Travel London in February 2004[15] which in turn was sold to Abellio London in May 2009.[16][17]

Route N381 operates via these primary locations:[130]

Route

N550Edit

Route N550 commenced on 30 October 2008 between Canning Town bus station and Trafalgar Square replacing route N50 between Canning Town and East Beckton. Initially operated by East London, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Tower Transit on 31 August 2013.[4][131] When next tendered it passed to CT Plus on 1 August 2018.[132]

Route N550 operates via these primary locations:[133]

Route

N551Edit

Route N551 commenced on 30 October 2008 between Gallions Reach Shopping Park and Trafalgar Square. Initially operated by Docklands Buses, upon being re-tendered it was taken over by Tower Transit on 31 August 2013.[4][131] When next tendered it passed to CT Plus on 1 August 2018.[132]

Route N551 operates via these primary locations:[134]

Route

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Route N73 Transport for London
  2. ^ Route 73 Transport for London
  3. ^ Central London Night Bus map Transport for London
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd Wallis, Philip (2013). London's Night Buses 1984-2013 (2 ed.). London: Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 978-1854143723.
  5. ^ Tender Results Stagecoach London 16 July 2014
  6. ^ London's Bus Contracting and Tendering Process Transport for London
  7. ^ TfL introduces new Friday and Saturday night bus services to support Night Tube Transport for London 17 August 2016
  8. ^ "The Night Bus" community on Arriva London buses Arriva London 11 May 2015
  9. ^ The Night Bus; nocturnal naughtiness on the N29 The Guardian 11 May 2015
  10. ^ Go-Ahead Acquires East Thames Buses Archived 22 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine Go-Ahead Group 30 July 2009
  11. ^ Go-Ahead buys East Thames Buses Archived 24 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Bus & Coach Professional 3 August 2009
  12. ^ East Thames Buses Archived 24 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Go-Ahead London
  13. ^ Route N1 map Transport for London
  14. ^ Route N2 map Transport for London
  15. ^ a b National Express buys 200 London busesThe Daily Telegraph 27 February 2004
  16. ^ a b c d National Express Group plc agreement to sell Travel London National Express Group 21 May 2009
  17. ^ a b c d NedRailways acquisition reinforces long term commitment to UK transport market NedRailways 9 June 2009
  18. ^ Route N3 map Transport for London
  19. ^ Route N5 map Transport for London
  20. ^ Bus tender results - Route 7/N7 Transport for London] 2 November 2016
  21. ^ "Route 7 change reveals increased tendering competition" Buses issue 625 April 2007 page 20
  22. ^ Tender News Bus Talk issue 25 December 2013
  23. ^ Route N7 map Transport for London
  24. ^ London Buses announces changes to bus routes 8, N8 and C2 Transport for London 23 June 2009
  25. ^ Major Routes Retained & First New Bus for London Stagecoach 1 February 2014
  26. ^ Tender News Bus Talk issue 26 February 2014
  27. ^ Service Changes 24 May to 5 July 2014 inclusive Transport for London 5 June 2014
  28. ^ Route N8 map Transport for London
  29. ^ Five bus routes to the new Terminal 5 Transport for London 18 March 2008
  30. ^ Route N9 map Transport for London
  31. ^ New night bus services in west London Transport for London 22 January 2010
  32. ^ Route 297 to become a 24-hour service Transport for London 3 June 2008
  33. ^ Route N11 map Transport for London
  34. ^ Bus Service Changes 11 March to 16 April 2017 Transport for London 24 March 2017
  35. ^ Route N13 map Transport for London
  36. ^ Major changes to routes 15, N15, 159 and N159 Transport for London 24 August 2010
  37. ^ Bus routes 6, 15 and N15 Transport for London 13 August 2018
  38. ^ Tender News Go-Ahead London 28 March 2017
  39. ^ Route N15 map Transport for London
  40. ^ Route N16 map Transport for London
  41. ^ a b Aberdeen firm FirstGroup sells off depots for £80m BBC News 9 April 2013
  42. ^ a b First quits London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013
  43. ^ Stagecoach lose out in bus tendering Coach & Bus Week issue 1285 5 April 2017
  44. ^ Route N18 map Transport for London
  45. ^ Bus tender results - Route 19/N19 Transport for London 27 June 2011
  46. ^ Bus tender results - Route 19/N19 Transport for London 25 August 2016
  47. ^ Tender News Bus Talk issue 42 October 2016 page 12
  48. ^ Route N19 map Transport for London
  49. ^ Route N20 map Transport for London
  50. ^ Bus Service Changes 5 May to 16 June 2017 Transport for London 19 May 2017
  51. ^ Route N21 map Transport for London
  52. ^ Bus service changes 16 June to 28 July 2017 Transport for London 30 June 2017
  53. ^ Route N22 map Transport for London
  54. ^ Permanent Bus Changes 2 November to 14 December 2018 Transport for London 26 November 2018
  55. ^ Success for Stagecoach in London Coach & Bus Week issue 1404 30 July 2019 page 7
  56. ^ Route N25 map Transport for London
  57. ^ Route N26 map Transport for London
  58. ^ Permanent Bus Changes 8 March to 19 April 2019 Transport for London 22 March 2019
  59. ^ Abellio, Stagecoach gain in TfL tender results Coach & Bus Week issue 1387 2 April 2019
  60. ^ Route N27 map Transport for London
  61. ^ a b Tower Transit announces First Group partial acquisition Tower Transit 9 April 2013
  62. ^ a b First confirms London sell-off Coach & Bus Week 16 April 2013
  63. ^ Route N28 map Transport for London
  64. ^ Route N29 map Transport for London
  65. ^ Bus tender results - Route 31/N31 Transport for London 24 August 2017
  66. ^ Latest tendered service awards Buses issue 751 October 2017 page 21
  67. ^ Route N31 map Transport for London
  68. ^ a b c d Permanent Bus Changes 12 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 Transport for London 7 June 2019
  69. ^ Route N33 map Transport for London
  70. ^ Bus tender results - Route 35/N35 Transport for London 15 September 2008
  71. ^ Bus service proposal: 35 and N35 Transport for London 18 March 2016
  72. ^ Route N35 map Transport for London
  73. ^ Route N38 map Transport for London
  74. ^ Route N41 map Transport for London
  75. ^ Route N44 map Transport for London
  76. ^ Route N53 map Transport for London
  77. ^ Route N55 map Transport for London
  78. ^ Route N63 map Transport for London
  79. ^ Permanent Bus Changes 5 October to 16 November 2018 Transport for London 23 October 2018
  80. ^ Route N65 map Transport for London
  81. ^ London Central loses out in tender round Coach & Bus Week 1303 8 August 2017 page 7
  82. ^ Route N68 map Transport for London
  83. ^ Route N72 map Transport for London
  84. ^ Bus service changes 19 May to 30 June 2017 Transport for London 2 June 2017
  85. ^ Route N73 map Transport for London
  86. ^ Route N74 map Transport for London
  87. ^ Changes to route 83 and the introduction of new route 483 Archived 8 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine Transport for London 7 June 2016
  88. ^ Bus Service Changes 5 August to 24 September inclusive Transport for London 27 August 2016
  89. ^ Route N83 map Transport for London
  90. ^ Route N86 map Transport for London
  91. ^ Route N87 map Transport for London
  92. ^ Route N89 map Transport for London
  93. ^ Bus tender results - Route 91/N91 Transport for London 19 June 2008
  94. ^ Route N91 map Transport for London
  95. ^ Over 50 new electric buses on their way to London Coach & Bus Week issue 1198 21 July 2015 page 6
  96. ^ Route N97 map Transport for London
  97. ^ Route N98 map Transport for London
  98. ^ Bus tender results - Route 109/N109 Transport for London 17 April 2014
  99. ^ Abellio continues its winning streak Buses issue 711 June 2014 page 19
  100. ^ Route N109 map Transport for London
  101. ^ Bus service proposal: new night bus route N113 and changes to route N13 Transport for London 1 June 2012
  102. ^ New night bus N113 links Mill Hill, Watford Way and Hendon Way with central London Transport for London 26 June 2012
  103. ^ Route N113 map Transport for London
  104. ^ Bus tender results - Route 133/N133 Transport for London 14 September 2009
  105. ^ Route N133 map Transport for London
  106. ^ Sullivan Buses and London Central gain London bus tenders Coach & Bus Week issue 1266 15 November 2016 page 9
  107. ^ Route N136 map Transport for London
  108. ^ Bus tender results - Route 137/N137 Transport for London 2 February 2004
  109. ^ Route N137 map Transport for London
  110. ^ Route N155 map Transport for London
  111. ^ Bus service proposal: route N171 Transport for London
  112. ^ Route N171 map Transport for London
  113. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  114. ^ Route N199 map Transport for London
  115. ^ Have your say on proposals for bus services to serve the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Transport for London August 2013
  116. ^ Six routes transfer in latest TfL tender results Coach & Bus Week issue 1375 8 January 2019 page 7
  117. ^ Route N205 map Transport for London
  118. ^ Bus tender results - Route 207/N207 Transport for London 11 July 2018
  119. ^ Metrobus and Abellio gain TfL contracts Coach & Bus Week issue 1351 17 July 2018 page 7
  120. ^ Route N207 map Transport for London
  121. ^ Route N242 map Transport for London
  122. ^ Route N253 map Transport for London
  123. ^ Permanent Bus Changes 1 June to 13 July 2018 Transport for London 15 June 2018
  124. ^ Route N277 map Transport for London
  125. ^ Route N279 map Transport for London
  126. ^ Bus tender results - Route 343/N343 Transport for London 9 March 2005
  127. ^ Sucessful TfL tender round for London General Coach & Bus Week issue 1299 11 July 2017 page 7
  128. ^ Route N343 map Transport for London
  129. ^ Bus tender results - Route 381/N381 Transport for London 15 March 2004
  130. ^ Route N381 map Transport for London
  131. ^ a b Contracts awards show an enthusiasm for night work Buses December 2012 page 18
  132. ^ a b HCT wins three new London red bus routes HCT Group 13 December 2017
  133. ^ Route N550 map Transport for London
  134. ^ Route N551 map Transport for London