London Buses route E6
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|Garage||Perivale West (PA)|
|Vehicle||MAN 12.240 10.5m / MCV Evolution
Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.2m
|Peak vehicle requirement||12|
|Night-time||No night service|
Willow Tree Lane
|Length||8 miles (12 km)|
|Frequency||About every 10-15 minutes|
|Journey time||35-52 minutes|
|Operates||04:30 until 01:25|
Route E6 was created in 1990 as part of the E-Line network operated by London Buses Limited subsidiary Centrewest from Greenford (G) garage, running Mondays to Saturdays from Hayes and Harlington Station to Greenford Red Lion via the Willow Tree Estate and Ferrymead Gardens, and using RW-class Renault S75/Wright Nimbus minibuses. During Monday to Friday peak hours, it was extended to Greenford Station, but this extension was withdrawn in 1993.
When the E-routes were re-tendered in 1997, Centrewest retained the E6 and ordered new Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers. Evening and Sunday services were created and the route was extended from Hayes and Harlington station to Bull's Bridge Tesco via Cranford Drive.
In 2002, Independent operator Wings Buses gained the contract for route E6, who ordered a batch of 8.9m Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers for the route. It was extended again to Greenford Station and re-routed via Ruislip Road, the E10 taking over the Ferrymead Gardens section. The extension also made room at Greenford Red Lion for new route E11.
In 2007, Metroline gained the contract for route E6, who ordered 8.9m Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart single deckers for the route and operated it from Perivale West (PA) garage. In 2008, 10.2m Enviro200 Dart single deckers were introduced for capacity reasons.
- Greenford Station
- Greenford Broadway
- Willow Tree Lane Estate Tesco
- Hayes Grapes
- Hayes & Harlington Station
- Bulls Bridge Tesco