London Buses route 49
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400H|
|Peak vehicle requirement||20|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Start||White City bus station|
|Length||6 miles (9.7 km)|
|Journey time||29-63 minutes|
|Operates||05:00 until 01:09|
Route 49 is a long standing route, once operatng as far as Crystal Palace. On 26 November 1958, it was extended from Shepherd's Bush to Willesden Junction on Sundays, to replace route 12. By 15 May 1971 the route was withdrawn between Crystal Palace and Streatham garage, and replaced by route route 249.
On 28 October 1978, the Sunday extension to Willesden Junction was withdrawn, and replaced by the re-extension of route 12. The route was extended back to Crystal Palace on 17 June 1989, as route 249 that had replaced it 18 years previously was withdrawn. This only lasted until 25 May 1991 when route 249 was reintroduced, and route 49 was withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Crystal Palace.
On 30 October 1999, London United commenced operating the route from Shepherd's Bush garage with Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs. Between 2002 and 2004, the route was operated from Stamford Brook garage. Upon return to Shepherd's Bush, the route was converted back to double-decker buses.
- White City bus station for Wood Lane station
- Shepherd's Bush station
- Kensington High Street
- High Street Kensington station
- Gloucester Road station
- South Kensington station
- Chelsea Old Town Hall
- Battersea Bridge
- Clapham Junction station
- Clapham Junction Bolingbroke Grove
- New White City bus station will cater for 10,000 passengers a day Transport for London 25 November 2008
- Bus tender results Route 49 Transport for London 21 November 2013
- Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 26 February 2014