London Buses route 293
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|Vehicle||Scania OmniCity SD 12.0m
Scania OmniCity DD 10.8m
|Peak vehicle requirement||6|
|End||Epsom General Hospital|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Journey time||33-57 minutes|
|Operates||05:38 until 00:58|
The purpose of the new route was to split Route 93 into two overlapping sections and, crucially, converting the southern section to One Person Operation (OPO).
The new route was allocated to Merton Garage (AL) with operation by AEC Merlins.
Upon being put up for tender, the route passed to London Country on 19 July 1986, who introduced using second hand ex Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Leyland Atlanteans. Upon privatisation of LCBS, the route was transferred to London Country South West.
The route passed from the control of London Regional Transport, and became a commercially operated route by London Country. From 1993-1995, evening and Sunday services were renumbered 593, and were operated by Epsom Buses using Mercedes-Benz minibuses.
Between 1995 and 1998, there were a number of route changes, but the route was finally standardised to run its current service in 2000, now operated by London General.
Upon being re-tendered, on 19 July 2003 route 293 passed to Quality Line. The service was slightly re-routed between Morden and North Cheam.
Route 293 operates via these primary locations:
- Morden station
- Lower Morden
- St Anthony's Hospital
- North Cheam
- Ewell High Street
- Epsom High Street
- Epsom General Hospital
- "Route 293 - award announced 20 December 2007". Transport for London. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Route 293 - award announced 31 January 2013". Transport for London. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 21 April 2013
- Route 293 Map Transport for London
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