London Buses route 176

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Arriva route 176.jpg
Operator Arriva London[citation needed]
Garage Norwood (N)[citation needed]
Vehicle Volvo B7TL 10.6m / Alexander ALX400
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m[citation needed]
Peak vehicle requirement 26[citation needed]
Night-time 24-hour service[citation needed]
Start Penge
Via Forest Hill
East Dulwich
Denmark Hill
Elephant and Castle
End Tottenham Court Road station
Length 11 miles (18 km)[citation needed]
Level Daily[citation needed]
Frequency 8-12 minutes[citation needed]
Journey time 42-91 minutes[citation needed]
Operates 24-hour service[citation needed]

London Buses route 176 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Penge and Tottenham Court Road station, it is operated by Arriva London.


Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by Arriva London with a new contract commencing on 14 November 2003. On the same date, night route N176 was renumbered 176 making it a 24-hour service.[1]

On 3 January 2009 the route was withdrawn between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus to allow Andrew Borde Street to be closed and used as a work site for the upgrade of Tottenham Court Road station and the construction of the Crossrail station.[2] In January 2010, Transport for London claimed this shortening of route 176 as part of its implementation of the Mayor's request to reduce the bus flow in Oxford Street by 10% in each of 2009 and 2010.[3]

Current route[edit]

Route 176 operates via these primary locations:[4]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 176/N176 Transport for London 8 May 2003
  2. ^ "Bus diversions to facilitate Crossrail and rebuilding of Tottenham Court Road station". Transport for London. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Streets ahead: Relieving congestion on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street" (PDF). London Assembly Transport Committee. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-09.  See Appendix 1.
  4. ^ Route 176 Map Transport for London

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