London Buses route 30
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 on route 30
|Garage||Lea Interchange (LI)|
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||23|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Length||8 miles (12 km)|
|Frequency||About every 10-15 minutes|
|Journey time||42-84 minutes|
|Operates||04:30 until 01:30|
During the war years the buses used on this route were the earlier batch of pre war RT's and operated from Hackney Wick to Roehampton through Graham Road,Hackney, Dalston Junction, St. Pauls Road, Islington and eventually through Putney to Roehampton.
By 1987 the route had been amended to run twelve miles from Earl's Court to the east end of the city via notable locations such as Knightsbridge, Baker Street and Hackney, taking about 75 minutes to complete the journey, at a frequency of one bus every 14 minutes. Driver-only operation was introduced in January 1987 with double-deckers, and three months later the route was reported to be carrying around 20,000 passengers per day.
7 July 2005 London bombings
On 7 July 2005 at 09:47, a Dennis Trident 2 double-decker bus, fleet number 17758, registration LX03 BUF, was involved in a terrorist attack perpetrated by Hasib Hussain, a bomb in whose rucksack exploded, killing 13 other passengers as well as himself. The explosion ripped the roof off the top deck of the bus and destroyed the back of the vehicle. The detonation took place close to the British Medical Association building in Tavistock Square. The bus was off line of route and on diversion due to earlier multiple attacks on the London Underground system. The bus was replaced by the first Alexander Dennis Enviro400 produced, named Spirit of London to symbolise the courage of Londoners.
- Hackney Wick Eastway
- Hackney Central Station
- Hackney Downs Station
- Dalston Junction Station
- Highbury & Islington Station
- Islington High Street
- Angel Station
- King's Cross Station
- Euston Station
- Euston Square Station
- Warren Street Station
- Great Portland Street Station
- Regent's Park Station
- Baker Street Station (for Marylebone Station)
- Marble Arch Oxford Street
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 "Spirit of London"
- The New York Times - Travel - Views Of A Kaleidoscopic City (April 19, 1987)
- The London Daily News: 262 London's worst performing bus route - top 10 revealed
- "Route 30 - award announced 18 December 2003". TfL. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- BBC News | England | London | London bomb tribute bus unveiled
- 'Spirit of London' Bus Unveiled
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