London Buses route C2

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C2
C2 PHF.jpg
Overview
Operator Abellio London
Garage Battersea (QB)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m
Peak vehicle requirement 19
Night-time 24-hour service
Route
Start Parliament Hill Fields
Via Kentish Town
Camden Town
Great Portland Street
Oxford Circus
Green Park
Hyde Park Corner
End Victoria station
Length 6 miles (9.7 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 7-10 minutes
Journey time 24-41 minutes
Operates 24-hour service

London Buses route C2 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Parliament Hill Fields and Victoria station, it is operated by Abellio London.

History[edit]

Camden Hoppa Route C2 began in March 1987 following the withdrawal of route 53 between Parliament Hill Fields and Oxford Circus. The route was initially tendered to London Country North West (LCNW), running between Regent Street via Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields, using Optare CityPacers minibuses leased from London Regional Transport's Muswell Hill Garage. LCNW surrendered the route in June 1988, with London Buses taking over operation of the route, from Victoria Garage using their leased CityPacers.

The route stayed at Victoria (Basement) Garage, eventually with London General using Optare StarRiders, until January 1994, when the route was lost to London Northern.

The StarRiders moved with the route to Holloway garage, although this was only temporary as Northern Counties Paladin bodied Camden Link route branded Dennis Darts entered service in June. The 1990s saw a brief period where the route was extended northwards via Highgate and Crouch End. Privatisation saw the route being pass with London Northern to MTL London Northern in October, later bought out by Metroline in 1998. The Darts were replaced by Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 2 double deckers during 1999.

The C2 was converted into a 24-hour service on 14 April 2007.[1] This was the first time that a normal prefix route gained a night service.

In June 2009, the route was extended from Oxford Circus, via Berkeley Square and Hyde Park Corner to Victoria station, replacing route 8 which previously operated this section.[2]

Upon being re-tendered, on 28 April 2012 the route passed to Abellio London with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s.[3]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Bus Routes C2 London Bus Routes
  2. ^ Update on Bus Service Changes in Oxford Street Transport for London 9 November 2010
  3. ^ "Bus tender results Route C2/NC2" Transport for London 18 August 2011

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