London Buses route 328

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328
London Bus route 328 hybrid bus A.jpg
Overview
Operator Tower Transit
Night-time Night buses N28 and N31
Route
Start Golders Green station
Via West Hampstead
Kilburn
Kensington
Earls Court
End Chelsea World's End

London Buses route 328 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Golders Green station and Chelsea World's End, it is operated by Tower Transit.

History[edit]

Upon being re-tendered and retained by First London from 5 June 2004, the route was converted to double deck operation with Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.[1]

Early enthusiasm for hybrid vehicle technology, in which all or part of the motive power is provided by electricity rather than directly by the engine, saw a number of small batches of experimental vehicles ordered. One of the routes selected for trials was route 328,[2] and it gained five Wright Gemini 2 HEVs. Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 2s formed part of the official allocation to route 328.

When next re-tendered, the route was retained by First London with a new contract commencing on 30 April 2011.[3]

On 22 June 2013, route 328 was included in the sale of First London's Atlas Road garage to Tower Transit.[4][5][6]

Incidents[edit]

  • On 21 June 2004, A female bus driver on route 328 was shot in the stomach with nail gun on Great Western Road.[7]
  • On 27 February 2008, a young woman was hit by a northbound 328 near St Mary Abbots on Kensington Church Street.[8]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route 328 - award announced 24 October 2003". Transport for London. 24 October 2003. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ New hybrid buses unveiled for London fleet Transport for London 2 December 2008
  3. ^ "Route 328 - award announced 12 July 2010". Transport for London. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ FirstGroup Announces Sale of Eight London Bus Depots FirstGroup 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Tower Transit announces First Group partial acquisition Transit Systems 9 April 2013
  6. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013
  7. ^ "Black woman bus driver is shot with nail gun". The Daily Telegraph. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Woman is crushed by bus in Kensington". Evening Standard. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

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