London Buses route 452
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||20|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Start||Wandsworth Road station|
|End||Kensal Rise station|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Journey time||33-67 minutes|
|Operates||05:00 until 01:00|
Route 452 was introduced on 2 December 2006 in preparation for the extension of the Congestion Charging Western Extension. It was designed to provide relief on routes 137 and 52. The route was initially operated by Travel London with Dennis Trident 2s until new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s were delivered in early 2007.
There has been debate as to whether route 452 has yet reached its full potential as a north to south bus route - particularly due to the choice of terminating stops, with low rates of usage reported along the final stretches of the route. The southern terminus, at the little-used Wandsworth Road station and in an area with a relatively low population density, means there is only limited potential for connections to other bus routes or modes of transport.
Although route 452 was introduced in connection with the Western extension of the congestion charging zone, Transport for London maintained the route following the removal of the Western extension at the end of 2010.
Route 452 operates via these primary locations:
- Wandsworth Road Station
- Queenstown Road station
- Battersea Park station
- Chelsea Bridge
- Royal Free Hospital
- Sloane Square station
- Knightsbridge station
- Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Palace
- High Street Kensington station
- Notting Hill Gate station
- Ladbroke Grove station
- Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's
- Kensal Rise station
- Buses increased after congestion extension BBC London
- Bus tender results Route 452 Transport for London 3 May 2006
- National Express Group plc agreement to sell Travel London National Express Group 21 May 2009
- NedRailways acquisition reinforces long term commitment to UK transport market NedRailways 9 June 2009
- "TfL’s Report to the Mayor on the Congestion Charging Scheme Variation Orders opnsultation" (PDF). Transport for London. October 2010. p. 36. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
- Route 452 Map Transport for London