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London Buses route 70 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between South Kensington and Chiswick Business Park, it is operated by London United.

HistoryEdit

Route 70 commenced operating on 2 March 1991 between Kensington Phillimore Walk and Acton via Notting Hill  - Bayswater - Ladbroke Grove - East Acton as a Monday to Saturday route. The route was operated by CentreWest from their Westbourne Park (X) garage using Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds .

In 1992, the Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds were replaced by Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts.

In 1993, the route was diverted at Kensington Church Street to South Kensington Station via Queens Gate.

On 14 June 2000, the route passed to Thorpes operating from their Wembley (WB) garage and the route was converted to low floor operation using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2003, the allocation was transferred to Perivale (FE) garage.

On 3 August 2004, the route was included in the sale of Thorpes to Metroline.

On 25 June 2005, the route was retained by Metroline.

In 2010, the allocation was transferred to Perivale East (PV) garage.

In 2011, the Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by MCV Evolution bodied MAN 12.240s.

On 23 June 2012, the route passed to First London operating from their Westbourne Park (X) garage with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

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

On 30 January 2016, the route was extended from Acton to Chiswick Business Park via Acton Town Station and Bollo Lane.

On 24 June 2017, the route passed to London United operating from their Shepherd's Bush (S) garage using brand new Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds.

The Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds will be replaced by brand new Enviro 200 MMC Electric bodied BYD K9Es from August 2018.

Current RouteEdit

Route 70 operates via these primary locations:

  • South Kensington Harrington Road
  • Kensington High Street
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Queensway
  • Bayswater
  • Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's
  • Hammersmith Hospital
  • East Acton Savoy Circus
  • Acton Central
  • Acton Horn Lane
  • Acton Station
  • Bollo Lane
  • Chiswick Business Park

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