London Buses route 493

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493
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Overview
Operator London General
Garage Waterside Way (PL)
Route
Start Richmond
Via East Sheen
Roehampton
Wimbledon
Tooting
End St George's Hospital
Length 13 miles (21 km)
Service
Level Daily

London Buses route 493 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Richmond and St George's Hospital, Tooting, it is operated by London General.

History[edit]

Route 493 commenced operating on 23 November 2002 between Richmond and St George's Hospital via East Sheen, Roehampton, Wimbledon and Tooting. It was operated by Mitcham Belle.

The route was included in the 27 August 2004 sale of Mitcham Belle to Centra.[1]

When Centra ceased, the route passed to Armchair Passenger Transport on an interim basis on 20 May 2006.[2] When put up for re-tender, it passed to NCP Challenger on 31 March 2007.[3] When next tendered, it passed to London General's Waterside Way garage on 31 March 2012.[4][5]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tfl announces new entrant to London bus market Transport for London 27 August 2004
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 493 Transport for London 3 May 2006
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 493 Transport for London 8 September 2006
  4. ^ Bus tender results Route 493 Transport for London 5 May 2011
  5. ^ 17 new buses for Route 493 Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 10 June 2011

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