London Buses Route 148 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between White City and Camberwell Green, it is operated by London United RATP.


Route 148 commenced operation on 5 October 2002 between Shepherd's Bush Green and Camberwell Green via Holland Park Avenue - Notting Hill Gate - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Hyde Park Corner - Victoria - Victoria Street - Westminster - Lambeth North - Elephant & Castle - Walworth Road, as one of a number routes introduced in the lead up to the introduction of the London congestion charge. The route was operated by London United operated from their Shepherd's Bush (S) garage using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trdents.

In November 2002, the Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by brand new Volvo B7TLs.

On 24 January 2004, the route was converted into a 24 hour service.

In 2004, brand new East Lancs Myllennium Vykings bodied Volvo B7TLs Were introduced.

In 2006, the Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs were replaced by brand new Scania OmniCitys.

In 2007, the East Lancs Myllennium Vyking bodied Volvo B7TLs were replaced by brand new East Lancs Olympus bodied Scania N230UDs.

On 29 November 2008, the route was extended to White City Bus Station in order to coincide with the opening of Westfield London.

On 3 October 2009, the route was retained by London United and was converted to a full Scania OmniCity operation.

On 15 February 2014, the Scania OmniCitys were replaced by New Routemasters.

On 17 January 2015, the daytime service was temporarily withdrawn between White City and Shepherd's Bush Green due to road works at Parliament Square.

On 1 October 2016, the route was retained by London United RATP.

The daytime service will be restored to serve White City Bus Station from 4 June 2018.

Current Route

Route 148 operates via these primary locations:

  • White City Bus Station (Nights)
  • Shepherd's Bush Green (Nights)
  • Shepherd's Bush
  • Holland Park
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Queensway
  • Lancaster Gate
  • Marble Arch
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Victoria
  • Parliament Square
  • Westminster
  • County Hall
  • Lambeth North
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Camberwell Green

Previous route 148 in London

Until 20 March 1993, a route 148 ran between Leytonstone and Dagenham. It was replaced by route 364.

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