London Buses route 1
|Garage||Mandela Way (MW)|
|Vehicle||Volvo B7TL 10.6m / Wright Eclipse Gemini|
|Peak vehicle requirement||17|
|Night-time||Night Bus N1|
|Start||Canada Water station|
Elephant & Castle
|End||Tottenham Court Road station|
Route 1 was one of the first motorbus routes to be introduced in London. It was in operation by November 1908. Despite subsequent route changes, it continues to serve part of its original route, between Elephant & Castle and Aldwych.
On 3 October 2009, East Thames Buses was sold to London General, which included a five-year contract to operate route 1. It is operated out of Mandela Way garage with a peak vehicle requirement of 17 buses.
- Canada Water bus station for Canada Water station
- Surrey Quays station
- Southwark Park Warndon Street
- South Bermondsey
- Bricklayers' Arms
- New Kent Road
- Elephant & Castle station
- St George's Circus
- Waterloo station
- South Bank
- Waterloo Bridge
- Holborn station
- Tottenham Court Road station
- Ken Carr (2015). The London Bus Guide. Visions International.
- London's oldest bus routes - The London Magazine[dead link]
- Go-Ahead Acquires East Thames Buses Go-Ahead Group 30 July 2009 Archived 22 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- Go-Ahead buys East Thames Buses Bus & Coach Professional 3 August 2009 Archived 24 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- East Thames Buses Archived 24 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Go-Ahead London
- Bus tender results Route 1/N1 Transport for London 1 July 2009
- Carr, Ken (May 2015). The London Bus Guide (5 ed.). Boreham: Visions International Entertainment. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-9931735-3-0.
- Route 1 Map Transport for London