London Buses route N550 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, Englan Sourced. Running between Canning Town and Trafalgar Square, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Route N550 commenced operation on 30 October 2008 between Trafalgar Square and Canning Town Bus Station via Northumberland Avenue - Victoria Embankment - Blackfriars - Mansion House - Bank - Aldgate - Commecial Road - Limehouse - Canary Wharf - Westferry Road- Cubitt Town - Manchester Road - Prestons Road- Poplar. The route was introduced to replace route N50 between Canning Town and East Beckton. It was intially operated by East London from their Upton Park (U) garage using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 16 September 2011, the allocation was reallocated to West Ham (WH) garage.

On 31 August 2013, the route was passed to Tower Transit operating from their Lea Interchange (LI) garage with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced.

On 2 January 2017, the route was rerouted between Trafalgar Square and Mansion House via Aldwych and Fleet Street instead of Victoria Embankment.

The route will pass to CT Plus from their Ash Grove (HK) garage using Enviro 400H City bodied Alexander Dennis E40Hs from 1 September 2018. The route will be re-routed via Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street and The Strand, instead of Queen Victoria Street and Victoria Embankment and Re-routed to serve London City Island development at Leamouth at the same time.

Current RouteEdit

  • Canning Town Station Bus station
  • Poplar (All Saints Station)
  • Cubitt Town
  • Island Gardens Station
  • Canary Wharf Station
  • Heron Quays Station
  • Westferry Station
  • Limehouse Station
  • Aldgate East Station
  • Aldgate Station
  • Bank Station
  • Mansion House Station
  • City Thameslink Station
  • Aldwych
  • Charing Cross Station
  • Trafalgar Square Cockspur Street

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