London Buses route 88
Alexander Dennis Enviro400H on route 88
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 10.2m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||22|
Great Portland Street
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Frequency||About every 7-12 minutes|
|Journey time||39-67 minutes|
Route 88 ran from Acton Green to Mitcham (Mon-Fri)/St Helier (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)/Belmont (Sundays) in 1950. It was extended further to Banstead Hospital (Sundays pm journeys) in 1961, It was withdrawn from Belmont in 1974 and extended Sunday journeys to Merton Garage in 1981.
Route 88 was rerouted to Turnham Green in 1988. It was withdrawn between Turnham Green & Marble Arch in 1990 and replaced by new route 94. It was withdrawn between Mitcham & Clapham Common in late 1990 and Oxford Circus & Marble Arch in 1992.
Between 1993 and 1997, Volvo buses were used to run the route. For some time, the route was the only one to use the buses.
Because of stand space at Oxford Circus, the route was extended to Camden Town via the withdrawn route 135 in 2000.
The route runs 24 hours a day.
In June 2013, new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 10.2m double deckers were introduced.
- Camden Town Camden Gardens
- Camden Town Station
- Mornington Crescent Station
- Warren Street Station
- Great Portland Street Station
- Oxford Circus Station
- Piccadilly Circus Station
- Trafalgar Square for Charing Cross Station
- Westminster Station
- Tate Britain
- Vauxhall Station Bus Station
- Stockwell Station
- Clapham North Station
- Clapham High Street Station
- Clapham Common Station
- Clapham Common Old Town
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 on route 88
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