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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 89401, B11, B14, B16, school routes 625, 658, 661, 669, 24-hour route 422, 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 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.

Arriva London will take over the operation of route 401 and Stagecoach London will take over the operation of route 422 from 20 January 2018.

Stagecoach London will take over the operation of route B14 from 3 February 2018.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 8.9m for route B14
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (SE) for routes B11 and B16
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E/EN) for routes 89, 422 and 486
  • Dennis Dart SLF 8.8m / East Lancs Esteem as logistical spares
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (LDP) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (PVL) for routes 401, 661, 669 and as trainers
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (WVL) for routes 401 and 625
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for routes 132, 401, 422, 658 and N89

Camberwell (Q) Edit

Camberwell garage operates London bus routes 4042, 4568185360432, 468507 and 521, P5, school routes 624 and 658, 24-hour routes 12 and 35, express route X68 and night route N68.

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.

Abellio London will take over the operation of route 45 from 11 November 2017. London Central will take over the operation of route 176 at the same time.

Abellio London will take over the operation of routes 68 and N68 from 31 March 2018. Arriva London will take over the operation of route 468 at the same time.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.4m (SE) for route P5
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for routes 432, 468, X68 and N68
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 9.3m / Enviro 200 MMC (SE) for route P5
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.2m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for routes 35 and 42, to be introduced on route 176 from 11 November 2017
  • BYD K9E 12.0m / Enviro 200 Electric (SEe) routes 507 and 521, to be introduced on route 360 from October 2017
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (LDP) as logistical spares
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 12 and 68
  • VDL SB120 10.4m / Wright Electrocity (WHY) for route 360
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) for routes 40 and 185 
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (PVL) for route 45
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (WVL) for routes 468, 624, 658, X68 and N68
  • Wright StreetLite 10.4m (WS) for route 360

Morden Wharf (MG)Edit

Morden Wharf garage operates routes 129286 and 24-hour route 108.

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.

London Central will take over the operation of route 188 from 11 November 2017.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m & 10.8m (SE) for route 286
  • Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro 12.0m (MEC) for route 108
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) to be introduced on route 188 from 11 November 2017
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for route 129

New Cross (NX) Edit

New Cross garage operates London bus routes 1, 21108, 171225436, 24-hour routes 36, 321 and 453, and night routes N1, N21, N136 and N171.

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.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m to be introduced on route 225 from 17 March 2018
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for route 36
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.2m (EH) for routes 436 and N136
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.2m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) to be introduced on route 36 from 10 February 2018
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Alexander Dennis Pointer (LDP) for route 225
  • Irizar i2 EV electric 12.0m (EI) for route 108
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 21. 453 and N21
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B5LH 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WHV) for routes 436 and N136
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (WHV) for routes 1 and N1
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (WVL) as logistical spares
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (WVL) for routes 36, 108, 171, 321 and N171 

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 Dart 10.2m (SE) for route P12
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (E) for route 37
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.2m / Enviro 400 MMC (EH) for route 363
  • Dennis Trident 9.9m / Optare Olympus (DOE) for route 36, 63 and N63
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (MHV) for routes 36, 63 and N63
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (PVL) as logistical spares
  • Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine I/II (NV) as Training buses


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