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London Central is a bus company operating in South London. It is a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group and operates services under contract to Transport for London.

Bexleyheath (BX) Edit

Bexleyheath garage operates London bus routes 89244, B11, B16, school routes 625, 658, 661, 669, Weekend night routes 132 and 486 and night route N89.

History Edit

In January 2007, the garage received its first Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s for use on route 486.

On 6 December 2008 route 51 passed to Selkent London.

On 24 January 2009, route B12 passed to Arriva Kent Thameside and route 469 passed to Selkent.

On 7 November 2009, route 132 was transferred to this garage.

On 1 May 2010, routes 321 (part of its allocation), 661 and 669 were transferred to this garage.

On 22 January 2011, route 244 was transferred to London General's Belvedere (BV) garage from this garage.

On 31 December 2011, London Central commenced operating routes 625 and 658.

On 23 January 2016, route 229 passed to Arriva London and route B14 was transferred to this garage from London General's Orpington (MB) garage.

On 28 May 2017, the Bexleyheath (BX) allocation for route N21 was transferred to New Cross (NX) garage.

On 2 December 2017, route 244 was transferred to this garage from London General's Belvedere (BV) garage.

On 4 December 2017, the Belvedere (BV) allocation for route 669 was transferred from London General's Belvedere (BV) garage to this garage.

On 20 January 2018, Arriva London commenced operating route 401 and route 422 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 3 February 2018, route B14 passed to Stagecoach London.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 10.2m (SE) for routes 244, B11 and B16
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E/EN) for routes 89, 486, 625, 661, 669 and N89
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (LDP) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (PVL) as trainers
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (WVL) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for routes 89, 132 and 658

Camberwell (Q) Edit

Camberwell garage operates London bus routes 4042, 185360, 507 and 521, P5, school routes 624 and 658, 24-hour routes 1235, 176 and 188 and express route X68.

History Edit

In November 2004 route 12 ceased to be operated by Routemasters with Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses taking over.

On 1 April 2006, London Central commenced operating routes 68, 468, N68 and X68.

On 2 May 2009, routes 35, 40 and N35 passed to Travel London.

On 1 May 2010, routes 42 and 185 were transferred to this garage.

On 31 March 2012, routes 345 and 355 were transferred to this garage from London General's Stockwell (SW) and Merton (AL) garages.

On 1 September 2014, routes 624 and the Mandela Way allocation for route 658 were transferred to this garage.

On 13 September 2014, route 42 was transferred to this garage from London General's Mandela Way (MW) garage. 

On 30 April 2016, London Central commenced operating routes 35 and 40. At the same time, route 345 passed to Abellio London

On 27 August 2016, route 355 was transferred from this garage to London General's Croydon (C) garage.

On 29 July 2017, the Mandela Way (MW) allocation for routes 507 and 521 were transferred from London General's Mandela Way (MW) garage to this garage.

On 11 November 2017, route 45 passed to Abellio London and London Central commenced operating route 176.

On 31 March 2018, routes 68 and N68 passed to Abellio London and route 468 passed to Arriva London. Route 188 was transferred from Morden Wharf (MG) to this garage at the same time.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 9.4m (SE) for route P5
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for routes 624 and 658
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 9.3m / Enviro 200 MMC (SE) for route P5
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for routes 35, 42, 176, 188 and X68
  • BCI Enterprise 2DH TriAxle 12.5m (TA), for route 12
  • BYD D9UR 10.9m / Enviro 200 EV (SEe) for route 360
  • BYD K9E 12.0m / Enviro 200 EV (SEe) routes 507 and 521
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for route 12
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) for routes 40, 176 and 185 
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) for routes 176, 188 and 432
  • Wright StreetAir 10.6m (WES) for route 360

Morden Wharf (MG)Edit

Morden Wharf garage operates routes 1, 129, 180, 225286, 386, 24-hour route 108 and night route N1.

History Edit

On 29 July 2017, routes 108 (except double deck trips and 2 electric workings which remain at New Cross (NX) garage), 129 and 286 was transferred from New Cross (NX) garage to this garage.

On 11 November 2017, London Central commenced operating route 188.

On 2 December 2017, route 180 and the Belvedere (BV) allocation for route N1 was transferred from London General's Belvedere (BV) garage to this garage.

On 3 February 2018, route 225 was transferred from New Cross (NX) garage to this garage.

On 17 March 2018, route 1 and the New Cross (NX) allocation of route N1 was transferred from New Cross (NX) garage to this garage.

On 31 March 2018, route 188 was transferred from this garage to Camberwell (Q) garage.

On 2 June 2018, London Central commenced operating route 386.

London Central will take over the operations of routes 178 and 291 from 8 December 2018.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 9.3m & 9.6m (SE/SEN) for route 386
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 10.8m (SE) for route 225
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) as logistical spares, to be introduced for routes 178 and 291 from 8 December 2018
  • Mercedes-Benz O530 A6 Citaro 12.0m (MEC) for route 108
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) for route 1
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) for routes 1 and N1
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for routes 129 and 180 
  • Wright StreetLite 10.8m (WS) for route 286

New Cross (NX) Edit

New Cross garage operates London bus routes 21108, 171172, 343436, 24-hour routes 36, 321 and 453, and night routes N21, N136N171 and N343.

History Edit

In 2003, the garage also began operating Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses on route 436.

In January 2005, route 36 ceased to be operated by Routemasters with one man operated double deckers taking over.

On 19 March 2011, routes 172 and C10 passed to Abellio London.

On 4 June 2011, London Central commenced operating route 129.

On 29 September 2012, the Bexleyheath allocation for route 321 was transferred to garage.

On 13 October 2012, route 621 passed to Stagecoach London.

On 12 July 2014, London Central commenced operating route 286.

On 27 May 2017, London Central commenced operating N136.

On 28 May 2017, the Bexleyheath (BX) allocation for route N21 was transferred to this garage.

On 29 July 2017, routes 1, 453 and the Mandela Way (MW) allocation for route N1 was transferred to this garage from London General's Mandela Way (MW) garage. At same time, routes 108 (except double deck trips and 2 electric workings which remain with this garage), 129 and 286 were transferred from this garage to Morden Wharf (MG) garage.

On 3 February 2018, route 225 was transferred from this garage to Morden Wharf (MG) garage and London Central commenced operating routes 343 and N343.

On 17 March 2018, route 1 and the New Cross (NX) allocation of route N1 was transferred from this garage to Morden Wharf (MG) garage. London Central recommenced operating route 172 at the same time.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for route 436
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.2m (EH) for routes 36, 436 and N136
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for routes 36, 171, 172, 343, N171 and N343
  • Irizar i2 EV electric 12.0m (EI) for route 108
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 21, 453 and N21
  • Volvo B5LH 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WHV) for routes 436 and N136
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) for route 36
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (WVL) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for routes 108 and 321

Peckham (PM) Edit

Peckham garage operates London bus routes 3663363P12, 24-hour route 37 and night route N63.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 10.2m (SE) for route P12
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.2m (E) for route 37
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for route 363
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) for routes 36, 63, 363 and N63
  • Volvo B5LHC 10.6m / Wright SRM (VHP) for route 37 
  • Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine I/II (NV) as Training buses


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