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132
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Management
Operated by London Central
Garage Bexleyheath (BX)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m
PVR Day:12
Night:4
predecessors
Route
Start North Greenwich
Via Blackheath
Kidbrooke
Eltham
Blackfen
Blendon
Bridgen
Bexley
End Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Service
Level 24-Hour Service (Fri/Sat Nights Only)
Journey time 38-70 minutes
Frequency About every 12-20 minutes
Day 05:20 until 01:58
(24 Hour Fri/Sat Nights)
Night 24-Hour Service (Fri/Sat Nights Only) and joint with Night Bus N21
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00


London Buses route 132 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to London Central.

HistoryEdit

History Edit

In 1950, the route operated as a circular route from Eltham Well Hall station to Bexleyheath, with extra trips running between 13:30 and 17:00 weekdays from Eltham to Bexley Hospital. In March 1959 the circular route was discontinued and replaced by a service from Eltham Well Hall station to Bexleyheath garage via Blendon, Danson Road, and Crook Log. As part of the Trolleybus Replacement Programme, journeys on weekdays and Saturday mornings continued onto Erith. The summer of 1964 saw the route change again, always starting at Eltham, to Bexleyheath garage (on Sundays), onto Erith, Belvedere, Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Woolwich Parsons Hill (Monday - Saturday), and onto Woolwich Road Victoria Way (weekday peaks only). By Easter 1970, the route had been extended from Bexleyheath to Slade Green, terminating at Bexleyheath garage on Saturdays and Sundays only. In January 1974 the first double deck bus was operated on the 132, and in March 1975 the Saturday service was extended to Slade Green, to help out with the increasing population wanting a link to Bexleyheath shopping area. In April 1978, the route was extended south of the A207 (once Watling Street), serving Eltham station via Blackfen, Blendon and Bexley village to Bexleyheath. Upon being tendered out, route 132 was operated by Boro'line from January 1988 to February 1992, then Kentish Bus until January 1998, followed by Harris Bus. Following the latter collapsing, the route returned to London Regional Transport, through its East Thames Buses subsidiary on 25 March 2000.

On 24 January 2009, the route was extended westwards via the Greenwich Peninsula to North Greenwich bus station.

On 3 October 2009, East Thames Buses was sold to London General, which included a five-year contract to operate route 132.

On 7 November 2009, the allocation was transferred to London Central's Bexleyheath garage.

Since October 2009, part of the route from Eltham to Bexleyheath has been covered at night by night bus route N21.

On 1 December 2012, route 132 was converted back to double deck operation using Plaxton President bodided Volvo B7TLs.

In 2013, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s were introduced.

On 12 September 2015, a half hourly service on weekend nights was introduced.

The will be retained by London Central from 1 October 2016. Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs will be introduced at the same time.

Formerly operated by Boro'line, Harris Bus and East Thames Buses.

Current routeEdit

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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