London Buses route 253
|Garage||Stamford Hill (SF)|
|Vehicle||Volvo B7TL 10.1m & 10.6m / Wright Eclipse Gemini|
|Peak vehicle requirement||25|
|Night-time||Night bus N253|
|End||Euston bus station|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Frequency||About every 5-8 minutes|
|Journey time||29-57 minutes|
|Operates||05:15 until 00:28|
Route 253 commenced operating on 1 February 1961 between Aldgate bus station and Tottenham Court Road via Bethnal Green, Hackney Central, Clapton Pond, Stamford Hill, Manor House, Finsbury Park and Camden Town as a replacement for trolleybus route 653 with AEC Routemasters.
On 21 November 1987, it was converted to one man operation with Leyland Titans and MCW Metrobuses. On 11 May 1991, it was withdrawn south of Mornington Crescent station, before being extended to Euston bus station on 5 September 1992.
For many years, route 253 operated as two separate but overlapping routes, one from Euston bus station to Hackney Central station, and the other from Aldgate station to Holloway Nag's Head. The latter service was split to form route 254 on 31 May 2003.
- Hackney Central station
- Clapton Pond
- Clapton station
- Stamford Hill station
- Manor House station
- Finsbury Park station
- Seven Sisters Road for Arsenal station
- Holloway Nag's Head
- Holloway Prison
- Camden Road station
- Camden Town station
- Mornington Crescent station
- Euston bus station for Euston station
In popular culture
- Modern Transport, Volume 91 (1964) - Google Books Result
- McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 54. ISBN 1-898432-74-0.
- Route 253, busesatwork.co.uk.
- No change in latest London bus tender results Transport Xtra 29 October 2009
- Album review: Just Jack The Scotsman