OperatorArriva London
GarageBrixton (BN)
Norwood (N)
VehicleNew Routemaster[1]
Peak vehicle requirement35[1]
Night-timeNight Bus N137
StartStreatham Hill
ViaClapham Common
Sloane Square
Hyde Park Corner
EndMarble Arch

London Buses route 137 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Streatham Hill and Marble Arch, it is operated by Arriva London.


Arriva London AEC Routemaster at Oxford Circus in March 2004
Arriva London Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250LF at Oxford Circus in December 2007

In the 1930s, STL buses were used on this route which ran from Highgate to Elmers End.[2]

The AEC Routemaster buses which operated route 137 since 1 November 1964 were replaced by one-person operated Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250s on 10 July 2004, ending a remarkable forty years of service[3]

New Routemasters were introduced on 6 December 2014. The rear platform remains closed at all times except for when the bus is at bus stops.[4]

On 15 July 2017 route 137 was permanently curtailed to Marble Arch and no longer serves Oxford Street.[citation needed]

Current route

Route 137 operates via these primary locations:[5]


  1. ^ a b Arriva London gears up for more New Routemasters Arriva London
  2. ^ Reed, John (2000). London Buses: A Brief History. Capital Transport Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 9781854142337.
  3. ^ Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005. Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 116, 168. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7.
  4. ^ Press Release Transport For London
  5. ^ Route 137 Map Transport for London