London Buses route 258

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258
Arriva Shires 6041 on Route 258, Wealdstone (Harrow & Wealdstone Station).jpg
Overview
Operator Arriva The Shires
Garage Watford (GR)
Vehicle DAF DB250LF 10.2m / Wright Pulsar Gemini
Peak vehicle requirement 11
Route
Start Watford Junction station
Via Bushey Heath
Harrow Weald
Wealdstone
Harrow
End South Harrow station
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 15–30 minutes
Journey time 40–70 minutes
Operates 05:30 until 00:30

London Buses route 258 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Watford Junction and South Harrow stations, it is operated by Arriva The Shires.

History[edit]

Route 258 commenced operating on 30 October 1971 between Watford Junction and Harrow-on-the-Hill stations replacing route 182. On 22 April 1978, it was extended to South Harrow station replacing route 114.

Upon being put up for tender, route 258 passed to London Country North West. It was included in the sale of the business to Luton & District in October 1990. Upon being re-tendered, the route passed to London Buslines on 27 January 1996. The route was included in the 20 March 1996 sale of London Buslines to First London.

London Buslines was later closed and moved to CentreWest's Alperton garage in 1999; using ex-London Buslines Dennis Darts. Route 258 was converted to double decks in 2001, using Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 2s, later these buses were replaced by Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.

Upon being re-tendered, route 258 passed to Arriva The Shires' Watford garage on 4 February 2006 with new Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250LFs.[1] When next tendered, Arriva The Shires retained the route with a new contract commencing on 5 February 2011.[2]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route 258 - award announced 22 June 2005". Transport for London. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 258 Transport for London 29 April 2010

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