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London Buses route 119 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Bromley North and Croydon Airport, it is operated by London General.

HistoryEdit

Route 119 commenced operation on 9 August 1939 as a daily route between Bromley North station and Croydon (Barclay Road). The route was operated by Bromley garage with AEC ST buses. This was the last new route introduced in London before the outbreak of World War II. It was also the third time that the route number 119 had been used on a London motor-bus route.

On 10 May 1961 the route was extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath.

On 31 October 1970 the Saturday and Sunday service was withdrawn and replaced by routes 119A and 119B.

On 16 October 1984 the AEC Routemasters were withdrawn and replaced by Leyland Titans.

On 30 June 1996 the route was re-routed to Croydon Airport instead of West Croydon station.

On 29 August 1998, the route passed from Selkent to Metrobus operating from their Orpington (MB) garage with East Lancs Pyoneer bodied Volvo Olympians introduced.

On 15 November 2003, the route was retained by Metrobus with brand new low floor Scania Omnidekkas introduced and a night service was introduced.

On 8 December 2007, the day allocation was transferred to Croydon (C) garage.

On 28 August 2010, the route was retained by Metrobus.

In July 2014, the Go-Ahead Group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of Route 119 from Metrobus to Go-Ahead London.

On 29 August 2015, the route was retained by London General with brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LHs and B5TLs introduced and the night service was transferred to Croydon (C) garage.

Current routeEdit

  • Bromley North Station
  • Bromley South Station
  • Hayes Station
  • West Wickham
  • Shirley
  • Addiscombe Road
  • East Croydon Station
  • South Croydon
  • Croydon Airport

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