London Buses route 37
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Alexander Dennis Enviro400 on route 37
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||19|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Frequency||About every 10-30 minutes|
|Journey time||42-84 minutes|
This route dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when it ran between Peckham and Isleworth. It was later extended to Hounslow, and during the First World War was operated with naptha powered vehicles. For a short period there was a very long Summer Sunday extension to Maidenhead. For many years buses on this route would frequently terminate at either Richmond, or Isleworth instead of completing the trip to Hounslow.
By 1981, serious disruptions to the service caused by ever increasing congestion and other operating difficulties resulted in the splitting of the route into two overlapping sections, Peckham to Putney or Richmond and Clapham to Hounslow. It was run by the old Routemaster buses. In 1991 the route was withdrawn west of Putney. The new route 337 covered the section from Clapham Junction to Richmond and the new midibus route H37 covered Richmond to Hounslow.
In April 1997 the route gained a night bus variant, route N37, running between Putney and Peckham. It was the 50th night bus route to begin operation in London.
Route 37 gained new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deckers in January 2007 and was extended from Putney Station to Putney Heath Green Man in April 2007.
- Peckham Bus Station
- Peckham Rye Station
- East Dulwich
- North Dulwich Station
- Herne Hill Station
- Clapham Common Station
- Clapham Junction Station
- Wandsworth High Street
- East Putney Station
- Putney Station
- Putney Heath Green Man
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