London Buses route 113

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113
London Buses route 113 Edgware.jpg
Overview
Operator Metroline
Night-time Night Bus N113
Route
Start Edgware station
Via Mill Hill
Hendon
Brent Cross
Swiss Cottage
End Marble Arch station

London Buses route 113 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Edgware and Marble Arch stations, it is operated by Metroline.

History[edit]

Route 113 is a particularly notable route as it ran over exactly the same routeing between Edgware and Oxford Circus for over 70 years, from before World War II[1] until 6 November 2009.

After 70 years of operation between Edgware and Oxford Circus, the route was withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Orchard Street, and diverted to Marble Arch (returning from Portman Street) on 7 November 2009 as part of the Mayor of London's pledge to reduce the number of buses using Oxford Street,[2] breaking some 2,100 daily passenger journeys on the route between Oxford Street, Hendon, Mill Hill and Edgware. The route was also planned for simultaneous conversion to 24-hour operation in 2009, along with improvements to evening and Sunday frequencies, and a possible diversion in Mill Hill via The Broadway, Hale Lane and Selvage Lane.[3]

However, these improvement plans did not come to fruition at the same time as the curtailment to Marble Arch, and were postponed until the next contract commenced in March 2012. Transport for London published their proposals to create an N113 running along the normal daytime route from Edgware to Oxford Street, but additionally serving Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.[4] The N113 was eventually introduced on 30 June 2012. Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by Metroline with a new contract commencing on 31 March 2012.[5] In 2015, TfL consulted on plans to restore the historic southern terminus of Oxford Circus.[6] These plans were initially suspended but revived again in 2016.[7]

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