London Buses route 135
Liverpool Street station
|End||Old Street station|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
Route 135 commenced operating on 24 May 2008 between Crossharbour and Old Street station. It was initially operated at a frequency of every 15 minutes off-peak and every 10 minutes during peak hours, with a maximum requirement of 13 double-deck buses. The initial contract to operate the route was awarded to Arriva London's Barking garage.
The route links Crossharbour to Old Street, serving a number of intermediate points including Canary Wharf, Westferry, Limehouse, Aldgate and Hoxton. It provides the only direct bus link between Canary Wharf and the City of London, and serves a number of heavily cultural locations. Parts of the route provide an alternative to the Docklands Light Railway.
- Crossharbour Asda for Crossharbour station
- Mudchute station
- Millwall Byng Street
- Heron Quays station
- Canary Wharf tube station
- Canary Wharf DLR station
- Westferry station
- Limehouse station
- Aldgate station
- Camomile Street
- Liverpool Street station
- Norton Folgate
- Shoreditch High Street station
- Old Street
- City Road
- Old Street station Moorfields Eye Hospital
Previous route 135
The route number 135 was previously used for a service between Marble Arch and Archway via Camden Town. Operated by Metroline after privatisation, it was withdrawn in December 2000 and replaced by extending route 88 to cover part of its route and increasing the frequency of route 134, which already ran over much of the 135 route.
- From the Island to the City BBC News 21 May 2008
- Bus tender results Route 135 Transport for London 1 November 2007
- "Another tendered route loss for Arriva London" Buses issue 716 November 2014 page 10
- Tender News Bus Talk issue 31 December 2014 (Go-Ahead London)
- Bus Route 135: City to Docklands Time Out London
- Aldridge, John (August 2000). "Changes out West". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (545): 13.