London Buses route 339

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339
Overview
Operator Tower Transit
Garage Lea Interchange (LI)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
Peak vehicle requirement 10
Route
Start Shadwell station
Via Mile End
Stratford
Fish Island
End Leytonstone station
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Service
Level Daily

London Buses route 339 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Shadwell and Leytonstone stations, it is operated by Tower Transit.

History[edit]

Route 339 commenced operating on 28 October 2000 between Shadwell station and Fish Island via Stepney, Mile End and Old Ford. It was initially operated by First London with Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Darts.

Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by First London with new contracts commencing in October 2005[1] and October 2010.[2]

On 10 September 2011, the route was extended from Fish Island to Stratford City bus station to coincide with the opening of Westfield Stratford City.[3]

On 22 June 2013, route 339 was included in the sale of First London's Lea Interchange garage to Tower Transit.[4][5] On 31 August 2013, the route was extended to Leytonstone station via Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.[6]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 339 Transport for London 31 January 2005
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 339 Transport for London 8 March 2010
  3. ^ Going to Westfield Stratford City Transport for London 12 September 2011
  4. ^ First quits London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013
  6. ^ Have your say on on proposals for bus services to serve the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Transport for London August 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 339 at Wikimedia Commons