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London Buses route 80 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Belmont Prisons and Hackbridge, it is operated by London General.

HistoryEdit

At the time of the formation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933, route 80 was an established service operating between Kingswood and Morden station via Burgh Heath, Belmont, Sutton and St Helier.

On 29 November 1939, it was withdrawn between St Helier and Morden, and diverted to Tooting. From 22 March 1969, it was diverted at Sutton from Tooting to Morden.

In 1981, Daimler Fleetlines were introduced.

From 24 April 1982, the route was withdrawn between Kingswood and Belmont. On 23 April 1983, it was extended from Morden to Putney Bridge station. From 26 November 1988, route 80 was withdrawn at its northern end between Morden and Putney Bridge, but extended from Belmont to Banstead at the southern end.

In 1993, the Daimler Fleetlines were replaced by MCW Metrobuses.

On 30 November 1996, the route was retained by London General and was converted to low floor operation using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs. On the same date, the route was extended from Morden to Hackbridge via St Helier and it was withdrawn between Banstead and Belmont Prisons, this section was replaced by route S1.

On 1 December 2001, the route was retained by London General.

On 6 December 2008, the route was retained by London General with brand new Optare Esteem bodied Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

On 5 December 2015, the route was retained by London General with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

The route has always been operated from Sutton (A) garage.

Current routeEdit

Route 80 operates via these primary locations:

  • Belmont Prisons
  • Sutton Station
  • Morden South Station
  • Morden Station
  • St Helier
  • Hackbridge

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