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London Buses route G1 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Streatham and Shaftesbury Estate, it is operated by London General.

HistoryEdit

Route G1 commenced operating on 5 August 1988 between Tooting Broadway and Bettersea Rise via St. George's Hospital - Aboyne Road - Burntwood Lane - Wandsworth Common - Bolingbroke Grove - Bolingbroke Hospital - Clapham Junction as Monday to Saturday service. The route was initially operated by Wandsworth Health Authority from their Streathram (AK) garage using MCW Metroriders.

In 1992, the Clapham Junction terminus was changed to Meyrick Arms and southern terminus was changed to West Norwood. An evening service was introduced at the same time.

In 1995, the route was cut back to Streatham garage and an evening service was introduced. The MCW Metroriders were replaced by Duple/Carlyle Dartline bodied Dennis Darts at the same time.

In 1997, Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts were introduced.

On 29 April 2000, the route was extended along Streatham High Road from Streatham Garage to the junction with Green Lane.

In January 2002, the route was converted to low floor using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 30 April 2005, the route was retained by Travel London.

In May 2009, the route was included in the sale of Travel London to Abellio London.

On 1 May 2010, the route passed to London General from their Waterside Way (PL) garage using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs, the route was diverted in both directions direct via Northcote Road instead of Bolingbroke Grove and was diverted between Tooting Broadway and St. George's Hospital via Tooting High Street and Blackshaw Road instead Garratt Lane.

On 2 May 2015, the route was retained by London General with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

Current RouteEdit

  • Hermitage Lane
  • Streatham Station
  • Tooting Broadway Station
  • St George's Hospital
  • Springfield Hospital
  • Wandsworth Common Station
  • Clapham South Station
  • Clapham Junction Station
  • Shaftesbury Estate Wickersley Road

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