London Buses route 152

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152
London Buses route 152 Merton.jpg
Overview
Operator Abellio London
Garage Beddington Cross (BC)
Route
Start New Malden
Via Raynes Park
Wimbledon
Colliers Wood
Mitcham
End Pollards Hill
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Service
Level Daily

London Buses route 152 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between New Malden and Pollards Hill, it is operated by Abellio London.

History[edit]

Route 152 commenced operating from Hampton Court station to Mitcham Cricket Green via Scilly Isles, Hook, Tolworth, New Malden and Wimbledon. On 27 June 1951, it was extended from Hampton Court to Feltham station via Teddington.

On 24 January 1970, the route was diverted at Scilly Isles to Esher in lieu of Feltham.

From 27 September 1980, it was diverted from Hampton Court to Surbiton station. On 27 June 1987, route 152 was withdrawn between Surbiton and New Malden.

On 30 November 1991, it was converted to midibus operation and on 30 November 1996 to low floor operation with Dennis Darts.

Upon being re-tendered, the route passed to Mitcham Belle on 1 December 2001. Route 152 was included in the 27 August 2004 sale of Mitcham Belle's Transport for London bus contracts to Centra.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, route 152 passed to Travel London's Beddington Cross garage.[2] It was originally scheduled to commence on 2 December 2006, but following Centra ceasing to trade on 22 April 2006, this was brough forward.

Route 152 was included in the 21 May 2009 sale of Travel London to Abellio London.[3][4][5] Abellio London commenced a further contract on 3 December 2011.[6]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tfl announces new entrant to London bus market Transport for London 27 August 2004
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 152 Transport for London 9 February 2006
  3. ^ National Express Group plc agreement to sell Travel London National Express Group 21 May 2009
  4. ^ NatEx sells London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 22 May 2009
  5. ^ NedRailways acquisition reinforces long term commitment to UK transport market NedRailways 9 June 2009
  6. ^ Bus tender results Route 152 Transport for London 17 March 2011

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