London Buses route 330
|Garage||West Ham (WH)|
|Vehicle||Dennis Trident 2 10.5m / Alexander ALX400|
|Peak vehicle requirement||8|
|Start||Wanstead Park station|
|End||Canning Town station|
|Length||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Journey time||17-37 minutes|
|Operates||05:00 until 00:30|
Route 330 commenced operating on 25 September 1993 between Wanstead Park station and Blackwall via Upton Park, Plaistow, Canning Town and Poplar replacing part of route 58. Buses operated beyond the Canning Town terminus of route 58 as far as the new bus terminus at Blackwall DLR station, which the route shared with route 40.
Initially route 330 was operated by DRL-class Dennis Darts, these were replaced on 16 September 1995 by S-class Scania double deckers. These were themselves replaced by low-floor Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2s.
It was announced in 2009, that the route would be extended to Canary Wharf by the end of the year. Local residents ran a campaign to get the route extended to Wanstead High Street, claiming that this would improve transport capacity in the area during the temporary closure of Wanstead station. A petition gained 250 signatures. Another petition which had started earlier, in October 2008, had already received 116 signatures. Neither extension was implemented
Stagecoach London successfully tendered to retain the route, with a new contract commencing on 7 May 2011.
- Route 330 londonbusroutes.net"
- Bus tender results Route 330 Transport for London 24 October 2003
- Campaigners say bus route extension would help ease transport misery during tube station closure East London & West Essex Guardian 19 June 2009
- Extend the 330 Canary Wharf Bus Route northwards to Wanstead High Street - PetitionBuzz
- Bus tender results Transport for London 6 September 2010