London Buses route 70

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Operator Tower Transit
Garage Westbourne Park (X)
Start South Kensington station
Via Notting Hill
Ladbroke Grove
East Acton
End Acton
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 70 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between South Kensington station and Acton, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Route 70 was introduced on 2 March 1991 between Acton and South Kensington from CentreWest's Westbourne Park garage.

On 3 August 2004, the route was included in the sale of Thorpes to Metroline.

On 22 June 2013, the route was included in the sale of First London's Westbourne Park garage to Tower Transit.[1][2][3]

In November 2014, Transport for London launched a consultation to extend the route from Acton to Chiswick Business Park via Acton Town.[4]

Tender History[edit]

Upon being re-tendered in 1999, the route was awarded to Thorpes from 14 June 2000.

Upon being re-tendered in 2004, the route was retained by Metroline from 25 June 2005.[5][6]

Upon being re-tendered in 2011, the route was awarded to First London from 23 June 2012.[7]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ FirstGroup Announces Sale of Eight London Bus Depots FirstGroup 9 April 2013
  2. ^ Aberdeen firm FirstGroup sells off depots for £80m BBC News 9 April 2013
  3. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013
  4. ^ "Bus Service proposals: Extension of route 70 and new stops for route 27". Transport for London. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ History Metroline
  6. ^ Bus tender results Route 70 Transport for London 22 November 2004
  7. ^ Bus tender results Route 70 Transport for London 15 September 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 70 at Wikimedia Commons