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134
134 bus (a Wright Eclipse Gemini) at Camden High Street in May 2012
Overview
OperatorMetroline
Route
StartNorth Finchley
ViaFriern Barnet
Muswell Hill
Highgate
Archway
Camden Town
EndWarren Street station

London Buses route 134 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between North Finchley and Warren Street station, it is operated by Metroline.

History

The route previously continued south past Warren Street station to Victoria bus station. However, following the opening of the Victoria line in 1969 it was cut back to its present terminus at Warren Street. The London Transport Executive stated that the opening of the tube line had reduced the number of passengers travelling between Warren Street and Victoria.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by Metroline with a new contract commencing on 5 February 2005.[2]

On 15 June 2019, the route was shortened; its southern terminus became Warren Street, replacing Tottenham Court Road station.[3]

In June 2018, it was announced that electric buses would be introduced on this route.[4] On 19 August 2019, new electric buses manufactured by Optare were introduced.[5]

Contract Tendering

On 5 March 2005, a 5-year contract was awarded to Metroline with increased frequencies resulting in an allocation of 31 TPL Monday-Friday, 24 TPL Saturday and 21 TPL Sunday from Holloway Garage (HT).[6]

On 4 February 2012, another 5-year contract was awarded to Metroline.[7]

Current route

Route 134 operates via these primary locations:[8]

References

  1. ^ "LTE get protest at cut-back in No. 134 bus route". Chelsea News and General Advertiser. 14 November 1969. p. 7.
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 134/N134 Transport for London 21 May 2004
  3. ^ Permanent bus changes Transport for London
  4. ^ "London to have Europe's largest double-decker electric bus fleet". London City Hall. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Metroline launches new Electric Buses on Route 134 | Metroline". www.metroline.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ [1] TfL Tendered Bus Results Route 134/N134.
  7. ^ [2] TfL Tendered Bus Results Route 134/N134.
  8. ^ Route 134 Map Transport for London