|Operated by||Arriva London|
|Vehicle|| Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m|
Volvo B7TL 10.1m & 10.6m / Alexander ALX400
Elephant & Castle
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Journey time||34-69 minutes|
|Frequency||About every 6-12 minutes|
|Day||04:12 until 23:57|
|Night||Night bus N133|
|Adult single fares|
Monday - Saturday Route 34 (Liverpool Street - South Croydon) was diverted away from London Road and North End to run via Melfort Road, Thornton Heath and Whitehorse Road, replacing Route 58 over that section. At the same time, it was re-numbered 133.
On 3 October 1934, the newly constituted London Passenger Transport Board instituted its own numbering system. Route 134 was re-numbered 133A, supplementing the 133, running between Liverpool Street and Addiscombe. This route was withdrawn after service on 5 January 1938, the section to Addiscombe being covered by the re-routed 59A.
In 1971 the route between Streatham and Croydon was withdrawn and replaced by the revised route 50.
New Metrobuses had been anticipated for Route 133 upon OPO conversion as Brixton Garage were already running them on Routes 50, 95 and 118. These eventually arrived in early 1986 with Brixton receiving the final production vehicles up to M1440. However, due to pressure on vehicle supply from elsewhere (mainly the result of further OPO conversions at longer established Metrobus garages) all of Brixton’s later examples (with the exception of M1440) were transferred out within a year and replaced by returning D/DMS class.
In 2003, the route was converted to low floor using Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.
The 133 has also been stationed at Brixton (BN), Streatham (AK) and Croydon (TC).
Night bus N133 runs the night service for routes 133 and 333.
On 6 October 2012, the new Streatham Bus Station was opened near to the old Streatham Garage and became the new southern terminus for Route 133.
Arriva London will takeover the operations of route 133 from 21 January 2017. Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs will be introduced at the same time.
Route departing Liverpool Street StationEdit
Route departing StreathamEdit
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