London Buses route 70

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70
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Overview
Operator Tower Transit
Garage Westbourne Park (X)
Route
Start South Kensington station
Via Notting Hill
Bayswater
Ladbroke Grove
East Acton
End Acton
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Service
Level Daily

London Buses route 70 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between South Kensington station and Acton, it is operated by Tower Transit.

History[edit]

Route 70 commenced operating on 2 March 1991 between South Kensington station and Acton via Notting Hill, Bayswater, Ladbroke Grove and East Acton. It was operated by CentreWest's Westbourne Park garage.

Upon being re-tendered, it passed to Thorpes on 14 June 2000. Route 70 was included in the 3 August 2004 sale of Thorpes to Metroline.[1] Thorpes successfully tendered to retain the route with a new contract commencing on 25 June 2005.[2]

When next tendered, it returned to First London's Westbourne Park garage on 23 June 2012.[3]

On 22 June 2013, route 70 was included in the sale of First London's Westbourne Park garage to Tower Transit.[4][5][6]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History Metroline
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 70 Transport for London 22 November 2004
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 70 Transport for London 15 September 2011
  4. ^ FirstGroup Announces Sale of Eight London Bus Depots FirstGroup 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Aberdeen firm FirstGroup sells off depots for £80m BBC News 9 April 2013
  6. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 70 at Wikimedia Commons