London Buses route 112

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112
London Bus route 112.jpg
Overview
Operator Metroline
Garage Cricklewood (W)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.8m
Peak vehicle requirement 9
Night-time No night service
Route
Start Ealing Broadway station
Via Hanger Lane
Stonebridge Park
Neasden
Staples Corner
End Brent Cross bus station
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 15-30 minutes
Journey time 23-40 minutes
Operates 05:39 until 00:29

London Buses route 112 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Ealing Broadway station and Brent Cross bus station, it is operated by Metroline.

History[edit]

Route 112 is a busy service which serves the North Circular Road. It was introduced in the 1950s and was a very different route from what it is today; it ran from Palmers Green to Ealing Broadway, with a very long Sunday only extension to Hampton Court. The Hampton Court section was cut back to Kew Green in the 1950s, and withdrawn completely at the end of the 1950s.

In 1971 the route was cut to Finchley Henly's Corner, and AEC Routemasters commenced operating the service. In 1981 it was extended back to Palmers Green. In 1987 the Monday-Friday evening and all day Sunday service was withdrawn, and a year later, route 112 was converted to single decker operation with Leyland Nationals. In 1994 the route was extended to Wood Green. Severe traffic congestion on the North Circular resulted in the route progressively being shortened. In 1996, the section between Brent Cross and Palmers Green was withdrawn and replaced by route 232. Since that time, route 112 has run from Ealing Broadway to Brent Cross. In 2000, the Sunday service was re-introduced after a 13 years of absence.

For many years, the route was operated from Stonebridge Park garage. When the garage closed in 1981, operation was transferred to Cricklewood garage. The route was put up for tender and on 30 July 1988 it passed to Atlas Bus & Coach with Leyland Lynxs. Upon being re-tendered on 6 August 1994, route 112 passed to R&I Coaches using Optare Vectas. Route 112 was included in the June 1996 sale of R&I Coaches to MTL London, which in turn was bought out by Metroline in August 1998.[1] The allocation was transferred to Cricklewood using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts, and again to Perivale East in 2003.

Upon being re-tendered, the route passed to Tellings-Golden Miller on 31 July 2004 with Caetano Nimbus bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.[2] Route 112 was included in the sale of Tellings-Golden Miller's London bus routes to Travel London on 17 June 2005, which in turn was sold to Abellio London in May 2009.[3][4]

Upon being re-tendered, Abellio London retained the route with a new contract commencing on 1 August 2009.

Upon being re-tendered, on 2 August 2014 the route passed to Metroline's Cricklewood garage.[5][6]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History Metroline
  2. ^ "Home page for London Bus Routes History". Busesatwork.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  3. ^ National Express Group plc agreement to sell Travel London National Express Group 21 May 2009
  4. ^ NedRailways acquisition reinforces long term commitment to UK transport market NedRailways 9 June 2009
  5. ^ Bus tender results Route 112 Transport for London 21 November 2013
  6. ^ Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 26 February 2014

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