London Buses route 133
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||30|
|Night-time||Night bus N133|
|Start||Liverpool Street Station|
Elephant & Castle
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Frequency||About every 6-12 minutes|
|Journey time||34-69 minutes|
|Operates||04:12 until 23:57|
Route 133 commenced operation on 27 March 1929 as part of a scheme of changes to the 58/59/159 group of routes. Monday - Saturday route 34 (Liverpool Street - South Croydon) was diverted away from London Road and North End to run via Melfort Road, Thornton Heath and Whitehorse Road, replacing Route 58 over that section. At the same time, it was re-numbered 133.
The route served the Angell Town estate in Brixton from its construction in the 1970s.
In 1971, the route between Streatham and Croydon was withdrawn and replaced by the revised route 50. The route was extended from Streatham to Tooting Broadway in 1985. The section was withdrawn and replaced by new route 333 in 2003.
Route 133 allocation was transferred to Mandela Way (MW) garage in November 2007.
In October 2010, the route was criticised for running empty between Streatham and Arriva's garage in West Norwood, a section of route over which some residents had previously campaigned for more frequent services.
On 6 October 2012, route 133 was extended to the new Streatham Bus Station.
- Liverpool Street Station Bus Station
- Moorgate for Moorgate Station
- Bank Station
- Monument Station
- London Bridge Station
- Borough Station
- Elephant & Castle Station
- Oval Station
- Brixton Tube Station & Brixton Railway Station
- Streatham Hill Station
- Streatham St Leonard's Church
- Streatham Station Bus Station
- London Transport Central Area Routes 130-133
- From rocky beginnings | Environment | The Guardian
- London General opens new operating base | About Us | News | 2007
- Bus Tender Results | Transport for London - Route 133/N133
- Ghost buses frustrate transport users (From Streatham Guardian)