Plus Bus route 812
|Garage||Ash Grove (HK)|
|Vehicle||VW T5/Bluebird Tucana|
|Peak vehicle requirement||3|
|Length||4 miles (6km)|
|Level||Monday to Friday|
|Frequency||Every 30 minutes|
|Journey time||27-28 minutes|
|Operates||09:30 until 16:55|
PlusBus route 812 is a circuit bus route in Greater London, serving Finsbury and Islington. Unusually for a bus route entirely in Greater London, it is tendered and subsidised by Islington London Borough Council rather than Transport for London, and is operated under a London Service permit. For this reason, buses used on this route are in a yellow livery, rather than the usual red, and it does not charge standard London fares. Oyster Cards are not accepted anywhere on the route (other than freedom passes). It is currently operated by CT Plus.
The 812 was introduced by CT Plus in 2007. Together with similar route 816, it replaced a group of routes which previously ran under the Plus Bus name. Funding for the route was withdrawn at the end of 2007, leading to fears of cancellation, but local councillors stepped in to fund the route. The route now carries 27,000 passengers per year.
- HCT group - PlusBus
- Canonbury Liberal Democrats - Lib Dems keep the PlusBus on the road
- Aldridge, John (January 2011). "In London: North of the Thames, hail-&-ride is alive and thriving". Buses Magazine (Ian Allan Publishing) (670): 25.
- PlusBus news on London Borough of Islington website
- 812 route map
- Full Timetable (PDF)
- Accessible Buses on Islington London Borough Council website