London Buses route 487

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Operator Metroline
Garage Alperton (ON)
Predecessors Route 187
Start Willesden Junction station
Via Park Royal
End South Harrow station
Length 9 miles (14 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 487 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Willesden Junction and South Harrow stations, it is operated by Metroline.


Route 487 commenced operating on 4 September 1999 between Willesden Junction and South Harrow via Park Royal, Alperton and Sudbury Hill replacing part of route 187. It was operated by London Traveller.

The route was included in the 1 November 2002 sale of the business to Thorpes.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, route 487 passed to First London's Alperton garage on 6 March 2004.[2] It was reallocated to Willesden Junction on 28 June 2008. First London successfully tendered to retain the route, with a new contract commencing on 7 March 2009.[3]

On 22 June 2013, route 487 was included in the sale of First London's Alperton garage to Metroline.[4][5][6]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ "Sovereign and Traction Sell Up in London". Buses (573): 5. December 2002. 
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 487 Transport for London 24 October 2003
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 487 Transport for London 19 June 2008
  4. ^ FirstGroup Announces Sale of Eight London Bus Depots FirstGroup 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Aberdeen firm FirstGroup sells off depots for £80m BBC News 9 April 2013
  6. ^ First quits London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013

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