London Buses route 79

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London Buses route 79 Park Lane.jpg
Operator Metroline
Garage Perivale West (PA)
Start Alperton
Via Wembley
Canons Park
End Edgware bus station
Level Daily

London Buses route 79 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Alperton and Edgware bus station, it is operated by Metroline.


Route 79 commenced operating on 21 November 1987 between Alperton station and Edgware bus station via Wembley, Preston, Queensbury and Canons Park. It was initially operated by London Buslines. On 3 September 1991 it was extended to Alperton Sainsburys.

Upon being re-tendered, on 23 November 1996 the route passed to MTL London's North Acton garage. Route 79 was included in the August 1998 sale of MTL London to Metroline.[1] When next tendered it passed to First London's Alperton garage on 24 November 2001. First London commenced a further contract on 25 November 2006.[2]

On 26 November 2011, the route passed to Metroline's Perivale East garage,[3] moving to Perivale West garage on 23 June 2012.

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  1. ^ History Metroline
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 79 Transport for London 3 May 2006
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 79 Transport for London 8 April 2011

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