London Buses route 137

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137
London Bus route 137.jpg
Overview
Operator Arriva London
Garage Brixton (BN)
Norwood (N)
Vehicle New Routemaster[1]
Peak vehicle requirement 35[1]
Night-time Night Bus N137
Route
Start Streatham Hill
Via Clapham Common
Battersea
Sloane Square
Hyde Park Corner
End Marble Arch

London Buses route 137 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Streatham Hill and Marble Arch, it is operated by Arriva London.

History[edit]

In the 1930s, STL buses were used on this route which ran from Highgate to Elmers End.[2]

The AEC Routemaster buses which operated route 137 since 1 November 1964 were replaced by one-person operated Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250s on 10 July 2004, ending a remarkable forty years of service[3]

New Routemasters were introduced on 6 December 2014. The rear platform remains closed at all times except for when the bus is at bus stops.[4]

On 15 July 2017 route 137 was permanently curtailed to Marble Arch and no longer serves Oxford Street.[citation needed]

Current route[edit]

Route 137 operates via these primary locations:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arriva London gears up for more New Routemasters Arriva London
  2. ^ Reed, John (2000). London Buses: A Brief History. Capital Transport Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 9781854142337.
  3. ^ Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005. 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 116, 168. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7.
  4. ^ Press Release Transport For London
  5. ^ Route 137 Map Transport for London

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