London Buses route 29

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Camden Road railway station MMB 05.jpg
Operator Arriva London
Night-time Night Bus N29
Start Wood Green
Via Finsbury Park
Camden Town
End Trafalgar Square
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London Buses route 29 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Wood Green and Trafalgar Square, it is operated by Arriva London.


The route continued to operate between Victoria and Enfield Town for the next 14 years, being served by a fleet of AEC Routemasters operating out of Palmers Green garage.[1]

In 1988, the route was converted to single person double deck operation. A proposal by Capital Citybus to operate the route with tri-axle double deck buses in 1991 was rejected by London Regional Transport, then in charge of tendering the route, and it was retained by incumbent operator Leaside Buses.[2]

On 14 January 2006, Mercedes-Benz O530G articulated buses were introduced.[3] It was reported that operation of the route by articulated vehicles cost around £1.6 million more per year than double-deck operation.[4]

In April 2006, the route's stop in Tottenham Court Road was relocated and a bus lane extended to provide more space for passengers and vehicles.[5]

On 5 and 6 February 2014, nine AEC Routemasters were used on the route during a London Underground strike.[6]


Night bus route N29 follows the same route as the 29, but is extended to and from Wood Green and Enfield Town.[7]


The route is noted for its high crime rate, and in January 2008 was London's third most dangerous bus route, according to figures released by Transport for London.[8] In February 2010 police presence on the route was increased.[7] This followed a similar increase in early 2005 which had focussed on antisocial behaviour and illegal parking along the route.[9][10]

In 2015/16 it was the third busiest route in London with 15.5 million passengers.[11]

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