London Buses route N5 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Edgware and Trafalgar Square, it is operated by Metroline.


Night bus N5 is a special night service for the Northern line (Edgware Branch) between Charing Cross station and Edgware station, although it was diverted away from Brent Cross station on 24 January 1994 to run via Brent Street instead. Night bus N20 covers the High Barnet Branch.

The route began on 28 October 1989 running from Edgware serving all Northern line stations to Charing Cross and then via the Strand to terminate at Aldwych. Some journeys diverted via Whitehall and Westminster to Victoria station. (Returning via Victoria Embankment and Arundel Street before continuing from Aldwych). The section between Aldwych and Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross) was withdrawn on 18 July 1992 and the journeys to Victoria were withdrawn on 24 June 1995.

The route was initially run from Holloway (HT) garage using MCW Metrobuses before being converted to low floor operation using Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs in 2001. An Edgware (EW) garage allocation was introduced during August 2003, initially with 3 buses but increasing its share until 2007 when Holloway's weeknight allocation was withdrawn.

In June 2013, the Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs were replaced by Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

Current RouteEdit

  • Edgware Bus Station
  • Burnt Oak Broadway
  • Burnt Oak Station
  • Colindale Station
  • West Hendon Broadway
  • Hendon Station
  • Hendon Central Station
  • Golders Green Station
  • Hampstead Station
  • Belsize Park Station
  • Chalk Farm Station
  • Camden Town Station
  • Euston Bus station
  • Euston Square Station
  • Leicester Square Station
  • Trafalgar Square Whitehall

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