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London Buses route 440 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Gunnersbury and Stonebridge Park, it is operated by London United.

HistoryEdit

Route 440 commenced operating on 27 May 2002 between Stamford Brook Garage and Park Royal Asda via Turnham Green - Acton Green - Chiswick Park - Bollo Lane - Winchester Street - Acton High Street - Uxbridge Road - Twyford Avenue - West Acton Station - Noel Road - Westfields Road - Northfields Road - Eastfields Road - Noel Road - Horn Lane - Victoria Road - link Road - Wales Farm Road - Victoria Road (for North Acton Station) - Chase Road - Standard Road - Park Royal Road. The route was introduced to replace withdrawn route H40 between Park Royal Asda and Turnham Green. The route was initially operated by London United from their Stamford Brook (V) garage using Wright Crusader bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 1 March 2003, the route was extended from Park Royal Asda to Stonebridge Park Station.

On 4 September 2004, the buses towards Stonebridge Park were re-routed at North Acton via new link road in order to stop nearer North Acton Station.

On 4 April 2006, the Wright Crusader bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 26 May 2007, the route passed to NCP-Challenger (later NSL Buses) operating from their new Park Royal (PK) garage with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced. On the same date the route was withdrawn between Turnham Green and Stamford Brook Bus Garage.

On 16 November 2009, the route was included in the sale of NSL Buses to Transdev London.

On 9 January 2010, the route was extended from Turnham Green to Gunnersbury Power Road via Wellesley Road, replacing lost section of route H91 between Turnham Green and Gunnesbury.

On 3 March 2011, the route was included in the sale of Transdev London to London United.

On 24 May 2014, the route was retained by London United.

On 25 October 2014, Optare Versas were introduced.

Current routeEdit

Route 440 operates via these primary locations:

  • Gunnersbury Power Road
  • Gunnersbury station
  • Turnham Green Church
  • Acton Green
  • Chiswick Park Station
  • South Acton Station
  • Acton High Street
  • West Acton Station
  • North Action Station
  • Park Royal Asda
  • Central Middlesex Hospital Bus Station
  • Stonebridge Park Station

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