London Buses route 135 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Crossharbour and Old Street, it is operated by Docklands Buses.
Route 135 commenced operating on 24 May 2008 between Crossharbour and Old Street station. It was initially operated at a frequency of every 15 minutes off-peak and every 10 minutes during peak hours, with a maximum requirement of 13 double-deck buses. The route was initially operated by Arriva London from their Barking (DX) garage using brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.
On 7 March 2015, Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs were introduced.
On 18 June 2015, the Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s were replaced by brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC bodied Volvo B5LHs.
On 17 September 2016, the route was be re-routed between Crossharbour and Canary Wharf via current route D3.
The route links Crossharbour to Old Street, serving a number of intermediate points including Canary Wharf, Westferry, Limehouse, Aldgate and Hoxton. It provides the only direct bus link between Canary Wharf and the City of London, and serves a number of heavily cultural locations. Parts of the route provide an alternative to the Docklands Light Railway.
Route 135 operates via these primary locations:
- Crossharbour Asda
- Cubitt Town
- Island Gardens Station
- Mudchute Station
- Canary Wharf Station
- Westferry Station
- Limehouse Station
- Aldgate East Station
- Aldgate Station
- Liverpool Street Station
- Shoreditch High Street Station
- Old Street Station for Moorfields Eye Hospital
Previous route 135Edit
The route number 135 was previously used for a service between Marble Arch and Archway via Camden Town. Operated by Metroline after privatisation, it was withdrawn in December 2000 and replaced by extending route 88 to cover part of its route and increasing the frequency of route 134, which already ran over much of the 135 route.