London Buses route 135

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135
London Bus route 135 b.jpg
Overview
Operator Arriva London
Garage Barking (DX)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 13
Route
Start Crossharbour
Via Canary Wharf
Limehouse
Aldgate
Liverpool Street station
End Old Street station
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 10-15 minutes
Journey time 33-55 minutes
Operates 04:25 until 01:29

London Buses route 135 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Crossharbour and Old Street station, it is operated by Arriva London.

History[edit]

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.[1] The initial contract to operate the route was awarded to Arriva London's Barking garage.[2]

The route was featured in Time Out magazine in 2009.[3]

Route description[edit]

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.[3] Parts of the route provide an alternative to the Docklands Light Railway.[1]

Current route[edit]

Previous route 135[edit]

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 Operated by Metroline after privatisation, it was withdrawn in December 2000 and replaced by extending route 88 to cover part of its route and increasing the frequency of route 134, which already ran over much of the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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b From the Island to the City BBC News 21 May 2008
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 135 Transport for London 1 November 2007
  3. ^ a b Bus Route 135: City to Docklands Time Out London
  4. ^ Aldridge, John (August 2000). "Changes out West". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (545): 13. 

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