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London Buses route 64 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Thornton Heath Pond and New Addington, it is operated by Arriva London.

HistoryEdit

In 1950 route 64 operated between provided a daily service between West Croydon station and Addington being operated out of Croydon (TC) garage. On 20 July 1960, route 64 was extended from West Croydon to Wimbledon Stadium to replace trolleybus route 630. By 10 May 1961 the route had been withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon Stadium.

On 4 December 1971 the route was converted to one man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Daimler Fleetlines. On 22 August 1987, the route was extended from Addington to New Addington replacing route 130B, it was then withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway and was diverted via London Road to Thornton Heath garage.

On 30 August 1997, the route passed to Metrobus with East Lancs Pyoneer bodied Volvo Olympians from Orpington (MB). The allocation moved to Croydon (C) garage in 2006. In 2002, the route was retained by Metrobus with brand new Scania OmniDekkas introduced. In August 2009, route 64 was retained by Metrobus with the Scania OmniDekkas replaced by brand new Scania OmniCitys.

On 28 August 2010, night bus N64 was introduced to replace the withdrawn N159 from New Addington to Thornton Heath.

In July 2014, the Go-Ahead Group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of Route 64 from Metrobus to Go-Ahead London.

On 24 October 2015, route 64 was revised in New Addington to start from King Henry's Drive Vulcan Way (north arm) via Vulcan Way (return direct), then via current route 130 to New Addington, then via route T31 to Addington Interchange, then as currently to Thornton Heath Garage. A half hourly night service was introduced at the same time.

In 2016, Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs were introduced.

On 27 August 2016, the route passed to Arriva London operating from their Thornton Heath (TH) garage with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced and was re-routed in New Addington in both directions via Overbury Crescent (south) and Central Parade, instead of Overybury Crescent (north).

Current RouteEdit

  • Thornton Heath Pond
  • West Croydon Station
  • Wellesley Road Tramlink
  • East Croydon Station and Tramlink
  • Croham Road for South Croydon Station
  • Selsdon
  • Addington Village Tramlink
  • Fieldway Tramlink
  • King Henry's Drive Tramlink
  • New Addington Tramlink

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