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London Buses route 452 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Vauxhall and Kensal Rise, it is operated by Abellio London.

HistoryEdit

Route 452 was introduced on 2 December 2006 in preparation for the extension of the Congestion Charging Western Extension. It was designed to provide relief on routes 137 and 52. The route was initially operated by Travel London with Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents until new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s were delivered in early 2007.

Route 452 was included in the sale of Travel London to Abellio London in May 2009.

There has been debate as to whether route 452 has yet reached its full potential as a north to south bus route - particularly due to the choice of terminating stops, with low rates of usage reported along the final stretches of the route. The southern terminus, at the little-used Wandsworth Road station and in an area with a relatively low population density, means there is only limited potential for connections to other bus routes or modes of transport.

Although route 452 was introduced in connection with the Western extension of the congestion charging zone, Transport for London maintained the route following the removal of the Western extension at the end of 2010.

On 3 December 2011, the route was retained by Abellio London.

On 19 November 2016, the route extended from Wandsworth Road to Vauxhall via Wandsworth Road.

Current routeEdit

  • Vauxhall Bus Station
  • Wandsworth Road Station
  • Queenstown Road Station
  • Battersea Park Station
  • Sloane Square Station
  • Knightsbridge Station
  • High Street Kensington Station
  • Notting Hill Gate Station
  • Ladbroke Grove Station
  • Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's
  • Kensal Rise Station

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