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London Buses route D7 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Mile End and Poplar All Saints, it is operated by it is operated by Docklands Buses.

HistoryEdit

Route D7 commenced operating on 4 March 1989 between Mile End Station and Poplar All Saints DLR as a Monday to Saturday service. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of route 277 between Limehouse and Poplar. The route was initially operated by East London from their West Ham (WH) garage using Leyland Titans.

On 9 May 1992, part of the allocation moved to Bow (BW) garage.

On 12 October 1992, West Ham (WH) garage was announced closed and allocation transferred to Bow (BW) garage.

On 21 March 1993, part of the allocation was transferred to Stratford (SD) garage and the Sunday service was converted to midibus operation using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

On 18 September 1999, the route passed to First Capital operating from their Hackney (H) garage and converted to low floor single deck operation using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs except for 2 double deck workings using Northern Counties bodied Leyland Olympians. The route was diverted via Canary Wharf at the same time.

On 28 June 2003, the route was retained by First London and was converted back to low floor double deck operation using Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 17 September 2011, the route passed to Docklands Buses with brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs introduced.

On 17 September 2016, the route was retained by Docklands Buses.

Current RouteEdit

Route D7 operates via these primary locations:

  • Mile End Grove Road
  • Limehouse
  • Westferry Station
  • Canary Wharf Station
  • Island Gardens Station
  • Cubitt Town
  • Blackwall Station
  • Poplar Bazeley Street for All Saints Station

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