London Buses route 141
|Garage||Wood Green (WN)|
|Vehicle||Volvo B7TL 10m / Wright Eclipse Gemini
VDL DB300 10.4m / Wright Gemini 2 HEV
|Peak vehicle requirement||25|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Length||6 miles (9 km)|
|Frequency||About every 6-12 minutes|
|Journey time||35-70 minutes|
|Operates||4:25am until 0:51am|
|London Transport portal|
The 141 started operation on 8 November 1961 as a replacement for trolleybus route 641, which had run daily between Winchmore Hill (Green Dragon Lane) and Moorgate (Finsbury Square). It was extended on Mondays to Fridays via London Wall to Ludgate Circus from where it replaced tram replacement route 179 to Grove Park via Elephant & Castle, Old Kent Road, New Cross, Brockley Rise, Stanstead Road, Catford and Downham. This was the first time that a bus service had been operated along the London Wall, and its introduction was used by London Transport to demonstrate the flexibility of the new Routemaster buses.
A Saturday and Sunday route 141A was introduced between Finsbury Park Station and Grove Park via Highbury, Angel and Goswell Road to replace route 4 and route 179 on these days. The 141 also operated between Winchmore Hill and Moorgate on Saturdays and Sundays.
The 141 was the first route to be served by hybrid electric double-decker, with the first one, a Wright Pulsar Gemini HEV, entering service in early 2007. This bus has since moved elsewhere, but Wright Gemini 2 HEVs and Volvo B5L Hybrid/Wright Eclipse Gemini buses, all hybrids, now operate on the route.
A double-deck vehicle operating route 141 was involved in an accident near Monument Station on February 24, 2010. Eleven people including the driver were injured when the bus crashed into a set of railings and narrowly avoided falling down the steps into the station.
Route 141 was retained by Arriva London with new buses from 12 January 2013. 
- Palmers Green North Circular Road
- Wood Green Station
- Turnpike Lane Station
- Harringay Green Lanes Station
- Manor House Station
- Newington Green
- Old Street Station
- Moorgate Finsbury Square
- Moorgate Station
- Monument Station
- London Bridge Station Bus Station
- Route 141 busesatwork.co.uk
- BBC News | England | London | Hybrid double-decker bus launched
- Eleven hospitalised in central London double-decker bus crash | News | Evening Standard
- Eleven people taken to hospital as bus crashes yards from London Tube station | Mail Online