London Buses route 390

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Metroline bus LT96 (LTZ 1096), route 390, 7 December 2013 (1).jpg
Operator Metroline
Garage Holloway (HT)
Vehicle New Routemaster
Peak vehicle requirement 22
Night-time 24-hour service
Start Archway station
Via King's Cross
Tottenham Court Road
Oxford Circus
End Notting Hill Gate
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 390 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Archway station and Notting Hill Gate, it is operated by Metroline.


Route 390 commenced on 1 February 2003, initially operating between Archway station and Marble Arch. It was formed when route 10 running from Archway to Hammersmith bus station was split in two as part of service enhancements in connection with the introduction of the London congestion charge. It was operated by AEC Routemasters from Holloway garage.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by Metroline with a commitment to replace the AEC Routemasters in line with Transport for London policy.[2] On 4 September 2004 Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs took over the route with it becoming a 24-hour service.[1][3] On 6 November 2004 the route was extended from Marble Arch to Notting Hill Gate replacing route 12.[4]

On 7 December 2013 route 390 reverted to crewed operation with New Routemasters.[5][6][7]

Current route[edit]

Route 390 operates via these primary locations:[8]


  1. ^ a b Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald, Middlesex: Capital Transport. pp. 165, 170, 171. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7. 
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 390/N390 Transport for London 12 February 2004
  3. ^ Routemaster cull on three routes BBC News 3 September 2004
  4. ^ Routemaster numbers to fall below 200 London Evening Standard 5 November 2004
  5. ^ Two more sinous beauty bus routes Bus & Coach Professional 12 August 2013
  6. ^ Route 9 gets new 'Boris bus ITV News 21 October 2013
  7. ^ Route 390 to be served by New Routemasters Transport for London 5 December 2013
  8. ^ Route 390 Map Transport for London

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