London Buses route 214

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Metroline bus W151 ULR.jpg
Operator Metroline
Garage King's Cross (KC)
Vehicle Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m/ Alexander Dennis Pointer
Peak vehicle requirement 18
Night-time 24-hour service
Start Highgate Village
Via Parliament Hill Fields
Kentish Town
Camden Town
King's Cross
End Finsbury Square
Length 6 miles (9.7 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 7-12 minutes
Journey time 31-58 minutes
Operates 24-hour service

London Buses route 214 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Highgate Village and Finsbury Square, it is operated by Metroline.


Route 214 commenced operating on 1 February 1961 to replace trolleybus route 615, between Parliament Hill Fields and Finsbury Square, as part of the trolleybus replacement programme.

On 24 January 1970, it was diverted via Camden Town to replace route 239. On 26 January 1975, the AEC Routemasters were replaced by Daimler Fleetlines.

On 28 October 1989, it was extended on weekdays from Moorgate to London Bridge bus station with Leyland Nationals introduced.

On 15 August 1992, the route was cut back to Liverpool Street bus station. Having been put out to tender, the route passed to Thamesway on the same day with Dennis Darts introduced. On 4 December 1993, it was extended from Parliament Hill Fields to Highgate Village. Upon being re-tendered, the route passed to Metroline on 14 February 1998.

On 19 March 2004, route 214 became a 24-hour service. Upon being re-tendered, it was retained by Metroline with a new contract commencing in August 2005.[1] Metroline successfully tendered to retain the route with a new contract commencing on 18 August 2012.[2]

On 18 June 2011, route 214 was withdrawn between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street bus station due to Crossrail works.[3] Route 214 was to be reinstated in July 2013, however this has been indefinitely deferred.

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 214/N214 Transport for London 20 December 2004
  2. ^ Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 5 December 2011
  3. ^ Changes to travel around Liverpool Street-Moorgate Crossrail 20 June 2011

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