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London Buses route E5 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Toplocks and Perivale, it is operated by Abellio London.

HistoryEdit

Route E5 is one of three E-routes that does not serve Ealing but it does serve Greenford.

Route E5 commenced on 26 November 1988 between Greenford Red Lion and Havelock Estate via Greenford Road - Fleming Road - Edison Drive - Telford Road - Dormer's Well Lane - North Road - Thurston Road - Allendale Avenue - Dormers Avenue - Denbigh Road - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - Southall Station - Featherstone Road - Western Road - Havelock Road - Hunt Road - Hillary Road - Gregory Road. The route was sponsored by London Borough of Ealing. The route was introduced to replace the Havelock Estate section of Route 105. The route was initially operated by CentreWest from their Hanwell (HL) garage using Reeve Burgess bodied Mercedes Benz 709Ds.

In 1993, Hanwell (HL) garage was announced as closed and the allocation was transferred from to Greenford (G) garage and Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds were introduced.

When the E-routes where re-tendered in 1997, Centrewest ordered a batch of Marshall Minibus for route E5, but they took a very long time to arrive. These buses kept on breaking down and were unpleasant to ride on, so they were quickly replaced by mini Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 1998, the route was extended from Havelock Estate to Toplocks Estate.

In 2002, the route was extended from Greenford to Perivale Medway Estate.

In December 2006, the route was extended to Tesco.

On 30 May 2009, the route was retained by First London with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

On 22 June 2013, the route was included in the sale of First London's Greenford (G) garage to Metroline.

On 28 May 2016, the route passed to Abellio London operating from their Hayes (WS) garage with brand new Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds introduced.

Current routeEdit

  • Toplocks Glade Lane
  • Havelock Estate Featherstone Road
  • Southall Station
  • Southall Town Hall
  • Dormer's Well Lane
  • Greenford
  • Medway Estate
  • Perivale Tesco

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