London Buses route 179
|Length||8 miles (13 km)|
On 3 July 1971, it was converted to single deck, one man operation with the AEC Regent III RTs replaced by AEC Merlins. On 17 June 1972, the route was withdrawn between Thames View Estate and Barking. Double deck operation resumed on 23 February 1974 with Daimler Fleetlines. It was again converted to single deck operation on 2 November 1985, with Leyland Nationals introduced.
Upon being put up for tender, the route passed to Grey-Green's Barking garage. When re-tendered, it passed to Capital Citybus on 19 October 1996. Route 179 was included in the 8 July 1998 sale of Capital Citybus to First London.
- Tendered Bus Services Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs March 1999
- Annual Report Year Ended 31 March 1999 FirstGroup
- Consultation on proposed changes to bus routes EL1 & 387 Transport for London August 2013
- Bus tender results Route 179 Transport for London 31 January 2013
- Tendering Stagecoach 1 February 2013
- Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 21 April 2013
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