London Buses route N551 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Gallions Reach and Trafalgar Square, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Route N551 commenced operation on 30 October 2008 between Trafalgar Square and Gallions Reach Shopping Park via Aldwych - Fleet Street - Mansion House - Bank - Aldgate - Tower Hill - The Highway - Butcher Row - East India Dock Road - Liehouse- Poplar - Canning Town - Kier Hardie Estate - Custom House - Prince Regent - Tollgate Road - East Beckton. The route was introduced to replace withdrawn route N50 between Canning Town to East Beckton. The route was initially operated by Docklands Buses from their Silverton (SI) garage using Scania OmniCitys.

In 2011, Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs were introduced.

On 31 August 2013, route N551 passed to Tower Transit operating from Lea Interchange (LI) garage with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced.

The route passed to CT Plus and will be operating from their Ash Grove (HK) garage using Enviro 400H City bodied Alexander Dennis E40Hs from 1 September 2018.

Current RouteEdit

  • Gallions Reach Retail Park
  • Gallions Reach Station
  • Beckton Bus Station for Beckton Station
  • Prince Regent Station
  • Custom House Station
  • Keir Hardie Estate
  • Canning Town Station
  • Poplar (All Saints Station)
  • Limehouse Station
  • Shadwell
  • Aldgate Station
  • Bank Station
  • Mansion House Station
  • Blackfriars Station
  • City Thameslink Station
  • Aldwych
  • Charing Cross Station
  • Trafalgar Square Cockspur Street

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