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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 Tower Transit.

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. It was operated by CentreWest using Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds from Westbourne Park (X) garage.

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

Rerouted at Kensington Church Street to South Kensington Station via Queens Gate in 1993.

On 14 June 2000, the route passed to Thorpes operating from their Wembley (WB) garage with Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2003, the allocation was transferred from Wembley (WB) garage to new Perivale (FE) garage.

On 3 August 2004, the route was included in the sale of Thorpes's Perivale (FE) garage to Metroline.

In 2010, the allocation was transferred from Perivale West (PA) to Perivale East (PV) garages.

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 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.

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

London United will take over the operation of route 70 from 24 June 2017.

Current routeEdit

  • 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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