London Buses route 340
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|Operator||Arriva The Shires|
|Vehicle||DAF DB250LF 10.2m / Alexander ALX400|
|Peak vehicle requirement||9|
|Start||Harrow bus station|
|End||Edgware bus station|
|Length||6 miles (9.7 km)|
|Journey time||25-51 minutes|
|Operates||04:45 until 00:50|
Route 340 commenced operating on 14 November 1987 between Harrow and Edgware bus stations, as part of the Harrow Buses scheme, taking over the withdrawn section previously operated by route 140 between Harrow Weald garage and Edgware bus station, running between Edgware and Harrow-on-the Hill with a weekday peak extension to South Harrow station. The route was run from Harrow Weald garage by Harrow Buses using MCW Metrobuses.
Upon being re-tendered, on 19 January 1991 the route passed to Luton & District's Garston garage using Leyland Olympians. Route 340 was included in the 1994 sale of Luton & District to British Bus which was in turn sold to the Cowie Group in August 1996 and rebranded as Arriva The Shires.
On 3 July 1993, the route was withdrawn between Harrow bus station and South Harrow station.
Upon being re-tendered, route 340 was retained by Arriva The Shires with a new contract commencing on 4 September 2004 with low floor Alexander ALX400 bodied DAF DB250s introduced. The route was retained by Arriva The Shires when re-tendered, with a new contract commencing on 5 September 2009.
Route 340 operates via these primary locations:
- Harrow bus station for Harrow-on-the-Hill station
- Harrow Town Centre
- North Harrow Harrow Civic Centre
- Harrow & Wealdstone station
- Wealdstone High Street
- Harrow Weald
- Stanmore Church
- Canons Park station
- Edgware bus station for Edgware station
- Cowie Group plc and British Bus Group Limited: A report on the merger situation Competition Commission 31 October 1996
- Bus tender results Route 340 Transport for London 15 March 2004
- Bus tender results Route 340 Transport for London 16 February 2009
- Route 340 Map Transport for London