London Buses route 194

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Arriva DW43, Route 194, Croydon.jpg
Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250LF on route 194
Operator Arriva London
Garage Croydon (TC)
Vehicle DAF DB250LF 10.2m / Wright Pulsar Gemini
Peak vehicle requirement 14
Night-time No night service
Start Lower Sydenham
Via Penge
Elmers End Green
End West Croydon Station
Length 11 miles (17 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 12-20 minutes
Journey time 45-72 minutes
Operates 05:00 until 00:20

London Buses route 194 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Arriva London.


The original service 82, provided by the London General Omnibus Company, operated between West Wickham and Lower Sydenham and was renumbered 194 at the time of nationalisation.

For most of the time that route 194 was operated by London Transport it ran between Croydon Airport and Forest Hill. The part of the route between Elmers End Green and Penge Pawleyne Arms was via Elmers End Road (passing Elmers End Garage which operated this route at that time) and Croydon Road. In 1989 a temporary diversion was established via Beckenham War memorial while the bridge adjacent to Elmers End railway station was rebuilt; it proved so popular that the change became permanent.[1]

The 194 has been cut back since Arriva took over the service from Stagecoach in London (now Selkent). TfL had cut off some of the route at the Sydenham end, which used to travel back to Forest Hill.

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