Route History

15.02.03
PD401+
30TA
25TA
21TA
logo New Contract

DEPTFORD BRIDGE DLR - New Cross Gate - Old Kent Road - Bricklayers Arms - Elephant & Castle - Lambeth North - Westminster Bridge - Whitehall - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Portland Place - Great Portland Street - Marylebone Road - Baker Street Station - MARYLEBONE STATION
New bendy bus service although these were not available until March hence double deck types were used (TA,VA,VN)

This was a 24 hour service but the night portion was numbered N453

17142

Dennis Trident 17142 operates until the Artics are ready - seen here at the| Marylebone stand in Great Central Street

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

15.03.03
PD401+
30MA
25MA
21MA

Mercedes Citaro artics introduced.

23028

23028 seen here in New Kent Road

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download


20.03.04
PD401+
30MA
25MA
21MA
 
PD101+
10MA
10MA
10MA

N453 renumbered thus service now 24 hour

09.09.06
PD401+
22MA
225MA
19MA
 
PD101+
10MA
10MA
10MA

New purpose built stand now in use by DEPTORD DLR - dead run to Lewisham withdrawn.                                                                        

16.02.08
MW1+
23MAL
22MAL
16MAL
 
MW101+
6MAL
6MAL
6MAL
logo Contract reassigned

Contract moved to London General operating from the Mandela Way base.

mal4

MAL4 demonstrates the bendiness at Trafalgar Square

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download


24.09.11
MW1+
35E
23E
17E
 
MW101+
6E
11E
11E

MAL artic type buses withdrawn in favour of conventional double deck - frequency increase to compensate for loss of capacity

E191

E191 seen here next to a heritage RM at Trafalgar Square

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

 

19.11.11
MW1+
35E
23E
17E
 
MW101+
6E
11E
11E

Contract renewal

01.05.14
MW1+
35E
23E
17E
 
MW101+
6E
11E
11E

map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

18.10.14
MW1+
35LT
23LT
17LT
 
MW101+
6LT
11LT
11LT

Converted to NRM type

LT310 LT281
LT310 is approachint the last stop at Great Central Street 453 in all over advert livery for Swatch watches
© Ian Armstrong

29.07.17
NX411+
36LT
24LT
18LT
 
NX381+
6LT
11LT
11LT

Mandela Way (MW) closed, allocation moved to New Cross (NX)

Operating Garages

PD Plumstead
Changeover at Jerrard Street and then Deptford DLR

MW Mandela Way
Changeover point at OLD KENT ROAD Tesco

NX New Cross
Changeover point at New Cross Garage

453 times 453 live 453 stands Tender Specs  

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 09.08.17