London Buses route 293
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|Vehicle||Scania OmniCity SD 12.0m
Scania OmniCity DD 10.8m
|Peak vehicle requirement||6|
|End||Epsom General Hospital|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Journey time||33-57 minutes|
|Operates||05:38 until 00:58|
London Buses route 293 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Morden station and Epsom General Hospital, it is operated by London General, a division of Go-Ahead London.
Upon being put up for tender, the route passed to London Country on 19 July 1986, who introduced using second hand ex Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Leyland Atlanteans. Upon privatisation of LCBS, the route was transferred to London Country South West.
The route passed from the control of London Regional Transport, and became a commercially operated route by London Country. From 1993-1995, evening and Sunday services were renumbered 593, and were operated by Epsom Buses using Mercedes-Benz minibuses.
Between 1995 and 1998, there were a number of route changes, but the route was finally standardised to run its current service in 2000, now operated by London General.
Upon being re-tendered, on 19 July 2003 route 293 passed to Quality Line. The service was slightly re-routed between Morden and North Cheam.
In June 2014, route 293 was included in the transfer of Metrobus's contracted Transport for London routes to fellow Go-Ahead Group subsidiary London General. However, the vehicles used on the route continue to carry Metrobus branding.
- Morden station
- Lower Morden
- St Anthony's Hospital
- North Cheam
- Ewell High Street
- Epsom High Street
- Epsom General Hospital
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