London Buses route 204

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204
London Bus route 204.jpg
Overview
Operator Metroline
Garage Edgware (EW)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 15
Route
Start Edgware bus station
Via Burnt Oak
Grahame Park
Colindale
Kingsbury
Preston
Wembley
End Sudbury Town station
Length 9 miles (14 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 10-15 minutes
Journey time 40-69 minutes
Operates 05:15 until 01:15

London Buses route 204 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Edgware and Sudbury Town stations, it is operated by Metroline.

History[edit]

Route 204 commenced operating on 24 February 1990 to replace the withdrawn section of route 226 between Edgware and Sudbury Town stations.[1]

The route has always been operated by Metroline and was initially operated from Edgware garage using MCW Metrobuses. On 24 February 1992, the route was converted to single deck and the allocation was moved to North Wembley garage. In 1997, the route was converted to low-floor using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers and the Sunday service was routed via Wembley Arena because of the busy Sunday Market and also to replace a section of route 297.[1]

On 27 April 2002, a contract renewal to Metroline saw the route converted back to double deck, this time with Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs, but North Wembley garage has low beams and so the allocation was transferred back to Edgware in August 2002 and the Sunday service via Wembley Arena was withdrawn.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by Metroline with a new contract commencing on 28 April 2007 with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s introduced.[1][2]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Route 204 busesatwork.co.uk
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 204 Transport for London 8 September 2006

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