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London Buses route 295 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Ladbroke Grove and Clapham Junction, it is operated by Metroline.

HistoryEdit

Route 295 commenced operating on 4 June 1967 between East Acton and Hammersmith via Shepherd's Bush as a Monday to Friday service. It was initially operated by London Transport from their Shepherd's Bush (S) garage with AEC Routemasters.

In September 1968, it was extended to Wandsworth Bridge.

In June 1972, it was converted to one-man operation with Daimler Fleetlines and the allocation was transferred to Wandsworth (WD) garage.

In October 1975, the route was extended to Clapham Junction station.

In October 1978, the route was extended to Battersea Park station.

In April 1981, the route was withdrawn Clapham Junction and Battersea Park Station.

In 1983, the Daimler Fleetlines were replaced by MCW Metrobuses.

In July 1987, the allocation was transferred to Westbourne Park (X) garage.

In November 1987, the allocation was transferred to Shepherd's Bush (S) garage.

In October 1992, the route was converted to midibus operation with Plaxton and Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts and the allocation was transferred to Victoria Basement (VB) garage. A Sunday service was introduced at the same time.

In January 1994, the allocation was transferred to Battersea (BB) garage.

In 1996, the route passed to London General but still operating from Battersea (BB) garage.

In June 1998, the route was converted to double deck using MCW Metrobuses and Northern Counties Palatine bodied Leyland Olympians. The allocation was transferred to Stockwell (SW) garage at the same time.

On 28 October 2000, the route passed to First London operating from their Westbourne Park (X) garage and was converted to low floor single deck operation using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs .

In February 2003, the route was converted to double deck operation using Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 29 October 2005, the route was retained by First London.

On 15 September 2007, the route was converted to a 24-hour service.

On 30 October 2010, the route was retained by First London.

In September 2012, the Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs.

On 22 June 2013, the route was included in the sale of First London's Westbourne Park garage (X) to Tower Transit.

On 31 October 2015, the route passed to Metroline operating from their Willesden Junction (WJ) garage with brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LHs introduced.

Current RouteEdit

Route 295 operates via these primary locations:

  • Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's
  • Latimer Road Station
  • Shepherd's Bush Green
  • Hammersmith Upper Bus Station
  • Charring Cross Hospital
  • Fulham Broadway
  • Wandsworth Bridge
  • Clapham Junction

External linksEdit

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