London Buses route 64
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|Vehicle||Scania OmniCity 10.8m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||21|
|Night-time||24 hour service|
|Start||Thornton Heath Pond|
|Length||8 miles (13 km)|
|Journey time||42-65 minutes|
|Operates||24 hour service|
In 1950 route 64 operated between provided a daily service between West Croydon station and Addington being operated out of Croydon garage. On 20 July 1960, route 64 was extended from West Croydon to Wimbledon Stadium to replace trolleybus route 630. By 10 May 1961 the route had been withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon Stadium.
On 4 December 1971 the route was converted to one man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Daimler Fleetlines. On 22 August 1987, the route was extended from Addington to New Addington replacing route 130B, it was then withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway and was diverted via London Road to Thornton Heath garage.
On 28 August 2010, night bus N64 was introduced to replace the withdrawn N159 from New Addington to Thornton Heath.
In 2014, the Go-Ahead Group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of Route 64 from Metrobus to Go-Ahead London. However, the vehicles used on the route continue to carry Metrobus branding.
On 24 October 2015, route 64 was extended within the New Addington area to Vulcan Way. The route was also converted to a 24-hour service with the night bus N64 withdrawn. When next tendered the route was awarded to Arriva London with the new contract to commence on 27 August 2016.
Route 64 operates via these primary locations:
- Thornton Heath Pond
- West Croydon station
- Wellesley Road tram stop
- East Croydon station
- Croham Road for South Croydon station
- Addington Village tram stop
- King Henry's Drive tram stop
- New Addington tram stop
- New Addington Vulcan Way
- Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7.
- Bus tender results Route 64 Transport for London 9 October 2008
- New Addington leaflet Transport for London
- Tender News Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 37 December 2015 page 11
- Route 64 Map Transport for London