London Buses route 157

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London bus 157.jpg
Operator Abellio London
Garage Beddington Cross (BC) [1]
Start Crystal Palace
Via Norwood Junction
St Helier
End Morden station

London Buses route 157 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Crystal Palace and Morden station, it is operated by Abellio London.


AEC Regent III RT in Morden in April 1973

Upon being re-tendered, Route 157 passed to Connex's Beddington Cross garage on 1 December 2001 with Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 2s. It was included in the sale of the business to Travel London in February 2004[2]

Upon being re-tendered, it was retained by Travel London with a new contract commencing on 2 December 2006.[3] Route 157 was included in the May 2009 sale of Travel London to Abellio London.[4][5] It will pass to Arriva London on 3 December 2016.[6]

Current route[edit]

Route 157 operates via these primary locations:[7]


  1. ^ "Bus Services- Abellio London". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ National Express buys 200 London buses The Telegraph 27 February 2004
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 157 Transport for London 9 February 2006
  4. ^ National Express Group plc agreement to sell Travel London National Express Group 21 May 2009
  5. ^ NedRailways acquisition reinforces long term commitment to UK transport market NedRailways 9 June 2009
  6. ^ Tender News Bus Talk April 2016
  7. ^ 157 bus route Transport for London

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 157 at Wikimedia Commons