London Buses route 209 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Hammersmith Station and Mortlake, it is operated by Metroline.
Route 209 commenced operation on 8 March 1997 between Mortlake Avondale Road and Hammersmith Bus Station via High Street - The Terrace - Barnes Bridge Station - The Terrace - Barnes High Street - Church Road - Castelnau - Hammersmith Bridge - Hammersmith Bridge Road - Queen Caroline Street - Broadway. The route was initially operated by London United from their Shepherd's Bush (S) garage using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts. The route was introduced replace withdrawn route 9A between Hammersmith and Mortlake. On 30 August 1997, school day journeys were introduced.
On 5 September 1998, part of the allocation was transferred to Fulwell (FW) garage.
On 30 January 1999, the Fulwell (FW) allocation was transferred to Shepherd's Bush (S) garage.
On 30 October 1999, the route passed to Armchair operating from their Brentford (AH) garage and was converted to low floor using Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs and the school day journeys were transferred to route 609.
On 21 August 2004, the route was retained by Armchair.
In November 2004, the route was included in the sale of Armchair to ComfortDelGro.
On 6 January 2007, ComfortDelGro integrated Armchair into its Metroline subsidiary.
In October 2009, the Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.
On 20 August 2011, the route was retained by Metroline.
In September 2011, the Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replace by Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts.
Route 209 operates via these primary locations:
- Hammersmith Lower Bus Station
- Barnes High Street
- Barnes Bridge Station
- Mortlake Avondale Road
Previous route 209's in LondonEdit
Between 14 May 1952 and 4 July 1992, route 209 ran between Stanmore and South Harrow until replaced by route H12.