London Buses route 83
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|Vehicle||Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2|
|Peak vehicle requirement||28|
|Length||13 miles (21 km)|
|Frequency||About every 8-12 minutes|
|Journey time||51-87 minutes|
Route 83 is a long route running from Golders Green and finishing at Ealing Hospital via Hendon, Wembley, Alperton, North Ealing, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Hanwell, but in 1940s it continued to Hayes North via the present 195. The Hayes to Ealing Broadway section was withdrawn and replaced by the 105 in 1958.
In 1961, route 83 was extended from Ealing Broadway to London Airport Central (now Heathrow Airport Central) via the 65 and the former 91 (now H91). The London Airport Central to Ealing Broadway section was discontinued in 1964.
In 1965, it was extended to Brentford replacing the former 255; this section was withdrawn in 1968 and replaced by the new E1. In 1980s it was rerouted to the full length of the Uxbridge Road to the new Ealing Hospital. It also swapped with the 183 in the Hendon area running via Hendon Central Station instead of via The Bell.
Route 83 has always been operated at Alperton (ON) using double deckers like Routemasters, Metrobuses, and ex-London Buslines Leyland Olympians. 20 new Volvo Olympians bought by First for the route in 1999 were among the last non-low-floor buses bought for use in London. The 83 was operated with low-floor Volvo B7TLs. Up to their closure, Hendon and Hanwell garages also provided buses for this route.
On 12 September 2009, route 83 was retained by First London with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL double deckers. The Sunday daytime service was increased to every 10 minutes, with the daily evening service increased to every 12 minutes. 
- Golders Green Station Bus Station
- Hendon The Bell
- Hendon Central Station
- Hendon Station
- West Hendon Broadway
- Kingsbury Green
- Wembley Park Station
- Wembley Stadium Station
- Wembley Central Station
- Alperton Station
- Hanger Lane Station
- North Ealing Station
- Ealing Broadway Station
- West Ealing Broadway
- Hanwell Broadway
- Ealing Hospital
- Aldridge, John (June 2009). "London's last 'old' double-deckers?". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (531): 12.
- Better service for the 83 bus through Wembley and Kingsbury (From This Is Local London)
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