London Buses route 343

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London bus route 343, Abellio.jpg
Operator Abellio London
Predecessors Route P3
Night-time Night bus N343
Start New Cross Gate
Via Brockley
Elephant & Castle
London Bridge
End City Hall

London Buses route 343 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between New Cross Gate and City Hall, it is operated by Abellio London.


When re-tendered, the route passed to Travel London's Walworth garage on 21 September 2005 with Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs introduced.[1][2]

Route 343 was included in the May 2009 sale of Travel London to Abellio London.[3][4] Abellio London successfully tendered to retain the route with a new contract commencing on 5 May 2011.[5]

In June 2010, the route was revealed to be amongst the ten worst performing in London.[6] Two additional morning peak journeys were introduced on 12 June 2010 with the intention of solving the problems; performance improved as a result, although the route continued to receive complaints.[7]

A proposal to increase the frequency of the route was announced by Transport for London in November 2010.[8]

At 08:22 on 17 March 2012, a route 343 caught fire on Pepys Road, New Cross. The fire was put out by 09:20 and there were no injuries.[9]

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