London Buses route 133

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Operator Arriva London
Garage Norwood (N)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 30
Night-time Night bus N133
Start Streatham station
Via Brixton
Elephant & Castle
London Bridge
End Liverpool Street bus station
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 6-12 minutes
Journey time 34-69 minutes
Operates 04:12 until 23:57

London Buses route 133 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Streatham and Liverpool Street stations it is operated by Arriva London.


Route 133 commenced operating on 27 March 1929 as part of a scheme of changes to the 58/59/159 group of routes. Monday - Saturday route 34 (South Croydon - Liverpool Street) 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.[1]

In 1958, route 133 was introduced on Sundays running through to Hendon to replace the withdrawn sections of routes 43 and 143.[1]

The route served the Angell Town estate in Brixton from its construction in the 1970s.[2]

On 24 July 1971, the route between Croydon and Streatham was withdrawn and replaced by revised route 50. The route was extended from Streatham to Tooting Broadway on 2 November 1985. The section was withdrawn and replaced by new route 333 on 25 January 2003.[1]

On 3 November 2007, route 133 was transferred from Stockwell to Mandela Way garage.[3]

Upon being re-tendered, on 23 January 2010 the route passed from London General to Arriva London.[4]

In November 2010, the route was criticised for running empty between Streatham and Arriva's Norwood garage, a section of route over which some residents had previously campaigned for more frequent services.[5]

On 6 October 2012, route 133 was extended to the new Streatham bus station.[6][7]

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