there are loads of cross boundary bus services bordering the Greater London
area, many of those cross boundary routes are part of London Buses.
North West, North East, South East and South West London bus maps also show
cross boundary services. The routes that are in green are not part of the
London Buses network and so different fares apply.
Debden and Loughton in Essex are currently
linked to North East London by TfL bus routes 20, 167, 397 and 549. Essex County Council provided funding
towards the operation of routes 20 and 167, however this stopped in April.
won't be showing any political bias here as this article is solely for informational purposes only.
Back in early 2015, I
wrote an article about the private companies contracted to TFL; in this
article I will be explaining about the operational
share of the London bus market based by share from European, International
and British companies.
CT Plus now has about half of its new
E400H-City buses and the first
(2501) entered service on route 26 on 10th June.Delivery began in the past week of the batch
of E400H-MMCs (batch 12365-400) for
Stagecoach Selkent route 53.
The current Volvo hybrids at Plumstead
are to stay there and thus more
routes (eg the 51) will gain hybrid buses and diesel E400s are to move to
Romford.Delivery has also started of the final batch of LTs from the original
order (batch LT789-811) due for Metroline
route 189 and a small pvr increase
on route 16.
This article will be
about the more obscure moments of London Buses. The mainstream history of
London Buses revolves around the red buses, so I have researched and compiled
some of the histories that I've found.
The general public
only knows the London Bus service as the red
bus in London, but there are several oddities when taking a closer look at
the history of London Buses.
This is a response to
an article from Londonist titled “Why Are London Buses Red?” as the
author forgot to mention that some of the London Bus services during the 1980s
and 1990s were non-red.
Here is a brief
history of the non-red London Buses:
Transport (LRT) was formed in 1984 by the British Government which took powers
away from the Greater London Council controlled, London Transport Executive.
Basically the LRT was formed to privatise the London Bus Routes to competitive
The private bus
operators contracted to LRT were not required to have their buses carry LT Red
livery, but they were required to carry a “London Transport Service” banner to
signify a London Bus service.