London Buses route 468
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|Vehicle||Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini|
|Peak vehicle requirement||25|
|Night-time||Night Bus N68|
|Start||Elephant & Castle|
|Length||12 miles (19 km)|
|Frequency||About every 6-12 minutes|
|Journey time||46-81 minutes|
|Operates||04:50 until 01:16|
London Buses route 468 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Go-Ahead London and runs between Elephant & Castle and South Croydon.
The 468 is a long route, operating between Elephant & Castle and South Croydon. It parallels route 68 for much of its length. The 68 was split on 12 March 1994, with the southern section becoming route 68A; the systematic elimination of suffix letters saw this changed to 468 when a new contract started in 27 April 1999. The route was initially operated by Arriva London.
- 7 September 2008 crash:
On 7 September 2008, Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL, working the 0958 South Croydon to Elephant & Castle service, was involved in a collision with tram 2534 of the Croydon Tramlink system in George Street, Croydon. One person, a male in his 20s, was killed after being thrown through the top-deck front window of the bus. Six passengers and the driver of the bus were taken to hospital. Two shop fronts and a BMW car were also damaged. This bus was WVL212.
- 24 June 2011 crash:
On 24 June 2011, WVL258, Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL, working the 2318 Elephant & Castle to South Croydon service crashed into a shop in Denmark Hill, after the driver had a heart attack. Four passengers and the driver were taken to hospital. Thirty people were evacuated from the buildings destroyed by the crash and caused major gas repairs. WVL258 was repaired and returned to service a few weeks later.
- Elephant & Castle Station
- Camberwell Green
- Herne Hill Station
- Tulse Hill Station
- West Norwood Station
- Upper Norwood
- Thornton Heath
- Wellesley Road for West Croydon Bus Station and Tramlink
- Wellesley Road Tramlink
- South Croydon Swan & Sugar Loaf