London Buses route 59

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59
Arriva bus route 59.jpg
Overview
Operator Arriva London
Vehicle New Routemaster[1]
Route
Start Streatham Hill
Via Brixton
Kennington
Waterloo
Holborn
End King's Cross

London Buses route 59 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Streatham Hill and King's Cross, it is operated by Arriva London.

History[edit]

Route 59 was introduced in 1999 in order to replace part of route 109 and also provide a service between Streatham and Euston station. It was and still is contracted to Arriva London.[2]

On 10 November 2007 the route was extended from Euston to King's Cross. The move, which was intended to provide a direct link between Waterloo and St Pancras stations, coincided with the relocation of the Eurostar terminal.[3]

In 2007, the route was used by two residents of Brixton as the starting point for a journey around the world using any method of transport except the aeroplane.[4]

On 20 December 2013, thirty people were injured when the driver of a route 59 bus (a DAF DB250LF with Wright Pulsar Gemini body, fleet number DW84[5] and registered as LJ04LFX) swerved to avoid a vehicle and hit a tree in Kennington.[5][6][7][8] Seven people were seriously injured.[9]

New Routemasters were introduced on 22 March 2016.[1]

Current route[edit]

Route 59 operates via these primary locations:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arriva London's route 59 converts to New Routemasters". Arriva London. 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Route 59 (third) busesatwork.co.uk
  3. ^ Route 59 extended to St Pancras and King's Cross Transport for London 30 October 2007
  4. ^ "Around the world in anything but a plane". Daily Mail. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kerr, Sarah (20 December 2013). "At least 20 injured, two critical, after south London bus crashes into tree". Metro. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "London Bus Crash Leaves 32 Passengers Injured". Sky News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Saul, Heather (20 December 2013). "Kennington bus crash: 32 injured after double decker hits tree in south London". Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Prynne, Miranda; Payton, Matthew (20 December 2013). "Seven people seriously injured and 25 others hurt in Kennington Road bus crash". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "London bus crash: Seven people seriously injured". BBC News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Route 59 Map Transport for London

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