35px London Buses
Operated by London General
Garage Mandela Way
Vehicle Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini
PVR Monday to Friday: 16VWL
Saturday: 13VWL
Sunday: 9VWL
Start Tottenham Court Road Station
Via Elephant & Castle
End Canada Water Station
Length 6 miles (9 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 8 minutes
Journey time 28-50 minutes
Day 6:00am until 1:00am
Night Night Bus N1
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 1 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The service is currently contracted to London General.


Route 1 once ran from Willesden to Lewisham, and more recently provided part of the service between Lewisham and Bromley. However it has since retracted at both ends, largely without direct replacement. At one point, the terminus was the now-closed County Terrace Tavern pub on the New Kent Road, until an accident in which a bus fell into the collapsed cellar of the pub. The new night equivalent, N1, goes off in a completely different direction, to Thamesmead.

Although essentially now a south London route, it was won late in 1998 by First Capital, a company from North East London, which operated it from a base in distant Dagenham. The route was later re-allocted a bit nearer home at Hackney.

Changes connected with the Jubilee Line Extension in 1999 saw the 199 withdrawn between Surrey Quays and Elephant & Castle. Once again the 1 became the only route serving South Bermondsey on an East-West axis, the theory being that passengers would transfer to the Jubilee Line. They did not, and severe overcrowding resulted at peak times on this section. Extra buses had to be introduced; these were provided by a variety of operators, but notably Blue Triangle. They were eventually absorbed into the main schedule by First Capital itself.

Meanwhile, London Buses owned East Thames Buses found itself needing to re-locate from Ash Grove to make way for the new bendy buses on the 38, and a suitable base was found in Southwark. However, most of the Ash Grove routes were well away from Southwark, so it made sense for a swaparound of routes to occur, and ETB’s routes north of the Thames (128 and 150) were put out to tender while they assumed the 1/N1.

Current routeEdit

Route departing Canada WaterEdit

Route departing Tottenham Court RoadEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

List of bus routes in London

1-99 | 100-199 | 200-299 | 300-399 | 400-499 | 500-599 | 600-699 | Letter prefix | Night only

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