London Buses route 194

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Arriva DW43, Route 194, Croydon.jpg
Operator Arriva London
Garage Croydon (TC)
Vehicle DAF DB250LF 10.2m / Wright Pulsar Gemini
Peak vehicle requirement 14
Start Lower Sydenham
Via Penge
Elmers End
End West Croydon station
Length 11 miles (18 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 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, England. Running between Lower Sydenham and West Croydon station, it is operated by 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 station was rebuilt; it proved so popular that the change became permanent. On 29 June 1996 it was withdrawn between East Croydon and Croydon Airport and diverted to West Croydon station.

Upon being re-tendered it passed from Stagecoach London to Arriva London on 30 August 2003. At this point it was diverted from Forest Hill to Lower Sydenham. Arriva London retained the route with a new contract commencing on 28 August 2010.

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