London Buses route 94

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94
London United route 94.jpg
Overview
Operator London United
Garage Shepherd's Bush (S)
Vehicle Dennis Trident 2 10.5m / Alexander ALX400
Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 31
Night-time 24-hour service
Route
Start Acton Green
Via Turnham Green
Shepherd's Bush Green
Queensway
Marble Arch
Oxford Circus
End Piccadilly Circus
Length 5 miles (8.0 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 5-8 minutes
Journey time 29-59 minutes
Operates 24-hour service

London Buses route 94 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Acton Green and Piccadilly Circus, it is operated by London United.

History[edit]

Route 94 commenced operating on 22 September 1990 to replace the withdrawn section of route 88 between Acton Green and Oxford Circus, it then ran parallel to route 88 to Trafalgar Square (Sundays only). On 13 July 1991 it was diverted to East Acton DuCane Road and the service level increased following the truncation of route 12 west of Shepherd's Bush. At the same time it was extended at all times to Trafalgar Square.[1] It was withdrawn between Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in 1996. Route 94 was diverted via Uxbridge Road to Shepherd's Bush Princess Victoria (Monday to Friday am peak) in 1998, but this section was withdrawn in 2001.[2]

Route 94 gained a night service in the form of N94 in July 1999. It was the first night bus and was introduced by the General.[3] The 'N' prefix was dropped in 2004, with route 94 becoming a 24-hour route.[2]

On 24 January 2004, route 94 was converted to one man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2s.[1][4] Twenty Alexander Dennis Enviro400Hs entered service on the route in late 2010.[5]

Cultural significance[edit]

Route 94 was featured on the BBC Radio 4 program Today in December 2003 as part of a story by guest editor Gillian Reynolds on the withdrawal of the Routemaster. It also appeared on the front of the annual Britain's Buses calendar for the same year.[6]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 116, 167, 168. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7. 
  2. ^ a b Route 94 busesatwork.co.uk
  3. ^ Reed, John (2000). London Buses: A Brief History. Capital Transport Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 9781854142337. 
  4. ^ So This is Progress? The Fall of The 94 London Bus Page 23 January 2004
  5. ^ Aldridge, John (February 2011). "Hybrids and artic replacements in tender awards bonanza". Buses Magazine (Ian Allan Publishing) (671): 18–19. 
  6. ^ My day with the entire Beeb at my disposal Daily Telegraph

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