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London Buses route 76 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Tottenham Hale and Waterloo, it is operated by Arriva London.

HistoryEdit

Routee 76 commenced on 28 November 1912 running from Victoria to Stoke Newington Weavers Arms.

Route 76 ran daily between Victoria and Tottenham Garage via Westminster, Waterloo, Blackfriars, Mansion House, Bank, Moorgate, Old Street Station, Hoxton, Dalston, Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill, extended Monday to Saturday peak hours and Sundays to Lower Edmonton. During Monday to Friday peak hours some journeys ran on to Brimsdown Power Station via Ponders End, and an additional service ran between Victoria and Liverpool Street Station. In 1958 it was withdrawn on Saturdays and Sundays between Tottenham and Lower Edmonton. In 1968 it was withdrawn between Waterloo and Victoria except during Monday to Friday peak hours. In 1969 it was withdrawn between Waterloo and Victoria except for a peak hour service to Westminster (Horse Guards Avenue). In 1970 it was withdrawn between Tottenham and Lower Edmonton except for the journeys running to Brimsdown Power Station. On Saturdays it was withdrawn between Mansion House Station and Waterloo, and on Sundays it was withdrawn between Moorgate and Waterloo. In 1978 it was extended from Waterloo to Victoria via Westminster on Mondays to Fridays, and extended from Mansion House to Waterloo on Saturdays. On Mondays to Saturdays it was diverted at Tottenham to run to Northumberland Park Station via Lansdowne Drive. In 1980 it was extended during peak hours to Northumberland Park Industrial Estate, but cut back again in 1982. In 1983 it was rerouted via St. Paul's and Ludgate Circus instead of Queen Victoria Street. In 1985 it was rerouted between Waterloo and Victoria via Millbank and Horseferry Road instead of Westminster. In 1985 it was further rerouted between Waterloo and Victoria via Lambeth bridge and Lambeth Palace Road. In 1986 it was withdrawn between Waterloo and Victoria except during Monday to Friday peak hours, and the Sunday service was withdrawn completely. In 1990 it was withdrawn between County Hall and Victoria. In 1992 it was rerouted between Waterloo and Mansion House via Aldwych and Ludgate Circus. In 1998 a Sunday service was reintroduced. In 2003 it was withdrawn between Tottenham Garage and Northumberland Park withdrawn section covered by new route 476. The 76 used G (Guy) and ST buses at the start, then RTWs and RMs in the ’60s and ’70s. It was also part of the 1967 front-entrance experiments using XAs (eXperimanetal Atlantean) and the FRM.

On 28 March 1998, the route was passed to First Capital operating from their Northumberland Park (NP) garage with East Lancs Pyoneer bodied Dennis Arrows introduced.

On 1 January 2003, the route was passed to Arriva London operating from their Tottenham (AR) garage and the route was converted to low floor using brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.

On 30 January 2010, the route was retained by Arriva London.

In November 2010, brand new and existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs were introduced.

In January 2013, Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300s were introduced.

On 8 November 2014, the route was extended from Tottenham Swan to Tottenham Hale Station via Monument Way and a night service was introduced.

London General will take over the operation of route 76 with brand New Routemasters introduced from 25 March 2017.

Current routeEdit

  • Tottenham Hale Bus Station
  • Tottenham Swan
  • Seven Sisters Station
  • South Tottenham Station
  • Stamford Hill
  • Stoke Newington Station
  • Rectory Road Station
  • Dalston Kingsland Station
  • Hoxton
  • Old Street Station
  • Moorgate Station
  • Bank Station
  • Mansion House Station
  • Citty Thameslink Station
  • Aldwych
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Waterloo Station
  • County Hall
  • Waterloo Baylis Road

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