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London Buses route C11 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Brent Cross and Archway, it is operated by Metroline.

HistoryEdit

Route C11 commenced operating on 28 October 1972 between Cricklewood Broadway and Archway Station via Parliament Hill - Hampstead Heath as a Monday to Saturday service. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Holloway (HT) garage using Ford Transits.

In August 1975, the Ford Transits were replaced by larger Bristol LHs.

On 16 October 1976, the route was extended from Cricklewood Broadway to Willesden Green.

In 1982, the route was withdrawn between West Hampstead and Willesden Green. The route was extended from Archway to Kings Cross via via Junction Road and withdrawn route 239.

In March 1984, the West Hampstead to Cricklewood section was reinstated, running via Mill Lane.

In October 1984, the route was extended from Shoot Up Hill to Brent Crosss Bus Station via Cricklewood Lane and the current route.

In 1985, the route was diverted at Cricklewood via Lichfield Road instead of Shoot up Hill.

In June 1986, a Sunday service was introduced.

On 21 July 1990, the route passed to R&I Coaches operating from their North Acton (NA) garage using Dennis Darts. On the same day, the route was Withdrawn between Archway and Kings Cross, this section replaced by new route C12.

On 24 October 1995, the route was included in the sale of R&I Coaches to MTL.

In 1996, the allocation was transferred to Holloway (HT) garage.

In 1998, the route was included in the sale of MTL to Metroline.

In July 1998, the frequencies was increased to compensate for the withdrawal of route C12. The route was converted to low floor operation using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs at same time.

In November 2002, the allocation was transferred to Cricklewood (W) garage.


On 1 February 2003, the route was extended evenings from North Cricklewood to Brent Cross.

On 26 July 2003, the allocation was moved from Cricklewood (W) garage back to Holloway (HT) garage.

In February 2005, the route passed to Thorpes operating from their Perivale (PA) garage using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 6 January 2007, the Thorpe business was integrated into Metroline.

On 24 July 2010, the route was retained by Metroline with new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

On 1 October 2011, the allocation was transferred from Perivale garage (PA) back to Cricklewood (W) garage.

The route will be retained by Metroline from 22 July 2017.

Current RouteEdit

Route C11 operates via these primary locations:

  • Brent Cross Shopping Centre Bus Station
  • Cricklewood Station
  • West Hampstead Station
  • Finchley Road station
  • Swiss Cottage Station
  • Belsize Park Station
  • Royal Free Hospital
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Gospel Oak Station
  • Parliament Hill Fields
  • Archway Station

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