London Buses route 436

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436
Go Ahead London bus route 436.jpg
Overview
Operator London Central
Garage New Cross (NX)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 10.2m
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m
Peak vehicle requirement 32
Night-time Night Bus N136
Route
Start Lewisham
Via Peckham
Camberwell
Victoria
Marble Arch
End Paddington station
Length 9 miles (14 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 7-12 minutes
Journey time 49-87 minutes
Operates 04:40 until 01:29

London Buses route 436 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Lewisham and Paddington station, it is operated by London Central.

History[edit]

Route 436 was introduced on 8 February 2003 when route 36 Queen's Park to Lewisham was curtailed to New Cross Gate.[1] These changes were made in preparation for the introduction of the London congestion charge. Operated by London Central's New Cross garage, it was the third route in London (after Red Arrow routes 507 and 521) to be operated by articulated buses.[2]

In March 2004 a bus on 436 caught fire on Park Lane, this was the third fire in as many months and the whole Mercedes-Benz O530G fleet, was subsequently withdrawn, and route 436 was suspended.[3] Extra buses were run on route 36, with limited serices operated on route 436 with double-deck buses.[2] After a short period time modifications were made to the O530G fleet.[2]

On 19 November 2011, route 436 was retained by London Central and was converted to double deck operation with Alexander Dennis Enviro400Hs and Alexander Dennis Enviro400s as part of the Mayor of London's policy to replace the O530Gs.[4]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald, Middlesex: Capital Transport. p. 166. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Aldridge, John (May 2004). "The week the Citaros died". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (590): 12–13. 
  3. ^ "Bendy-buses withdrawn after fires". BBC News. 24 March 2004. 
  4. ^ Next set of bendy buses to leave London Transport for London 28 August 2009

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