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London Buses route N15 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Romford and Oxford Circus, it is operated by Blue Triangle.

HistoryEdit

Route N15 commenced on 15 July 1995 to replace a section of withdrawn Route N95 between Becontree Heath and Aldgate. The route was initially operated by Stagecoach East London operating from their Upton Park (U) garage using Northern Counties-bodied Scanias.

On 22 August 1998, the route was extended from Becontree Heath to Romford and was withdrawn between Marble Arch and Paddington. The allocation was moved from Upton Park (U) garage to Barking (BK) garage at the same time.

On 24 May 2001, the route was diverted via Tower Hill instead of Bank and was extended from Marble Arch to Paddington.

On 6 September 2002, the route was converted to low floor operation using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 29 August 2003, part of the allocation was transferred to Bow (BW) garage.

On 13 October 2007, the route was extended from Paddington to Paddington Basin via Bishops Bridge Road and North Wharf Road.

On 28 August 2010, the route was withdrawn between Regent Street and Paddington Basin this section replaced by Route 159. The Bow (BW) allocation was transferred to West Ham (WH) garages at the same time.

In 2011, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s were introduced.

On 3 March 2012, the West Ham (WH) allocation was transferred back to Bow (BW) garage and the Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by Alexander Dennis Enviro 400Hs.

On 25 May 2013, the route was withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Regent Street.

On 26 August 2017, the route passed to Blue Triangle aoperating from their River Road (RR) garage using New Routemasters and the route was extended from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Circus.

Current RouteEdit

Route N15 operates via these primary locations:

  • Romford St Edward's Way
  • Romford Station
  • Becontree Heath
  • Barking Station
  • East Ham
  • Plaistow
  • Canning Town Station
  • Poplar (All Saints Station)
  • Limehouse Station
  • Aldgate East Station
  • Aldgate Station
  • Tower Gateway Station
  • Tower Hill Station
  • Monument Station
  • Cannon Street Station
  • Mansion House Station
  • St Paul's Churchyard
  • City Thameslink Station
  • Aldwych
  • Charing Cross Station
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Oxford Circus Regent Street/Margaret Street

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