London Buses route 18

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18
London Bus route 18.jpg
Overview
Operator Metroline
Depot Willesden Junction (WJ) [1]
Night-time Night Bus N18
Route
Start Sudbury
Via Wembley
Stonebridge
Harlesden
Kensal Green
Paddington
End Euston bus station

London Buses route 18 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Sudbury and Euston bus station, it is operated by Metroline.

History[edit]

In 1992 the route became the first in London to have real-time information systems fitted to stops along its route. The system, called Countdown, proved popular with passengers and has been extended to much of the city's bus network.[2]

In 2008 the route was named as the most problematic for crime in London.[3]

On 13 November 2010, route 18 was converted back to double deck operation as part of the Mayor of London's policy to replace the O530Gs.[4] New Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL's were introduced, and the frequency was increased to every 4 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and to 6-7 Sunday daytimes.[5]

On 22 June 2013, route 18 was included in the sale of First London's Willesden Junction garage to Metroline.[6][7][8]

In 2015/16, it was the second busiest TfL bus route, carrying 17.2 million passengers.[9]

Current route[edit]

Route 18 operates via these primary locations:[10]

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