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35px London Buses
28
300px
Management
Operated by First London
Garage Westbourne Park
Vehicle Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini
Dennis Trident 2/Plaxton President
PVR 23
Route
Start Wandsworth
Via Kensington
Notting Hill
Westbourne Park
End Kensal Rise
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency About every 7-8 minutes
Journey time 42-81 minutes
Day 5:00am until 1:00am
Night Night Bus N28
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 28 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to First London for London Buses.

HistoryEdit

The history of today's 28 goes back to 2 August 1911, when a daily motor-bus route 28 was introduced between Wandsworth Bridge and West Hampstead (West End Green) replacing Horse Bus routes 48 (Fulham Road(Redcliffe Arms) - West Hampstead) and 49 (Brondesbury - Walham Green).

By 1950, the 28 was operating between Golders Green Station and Kingston Vale via Wandsworth Plain.

In 1988 the 28, along with the 31 were converted to minibus operation. Unfortunately, the introduction of 28-seaters led to severe overcrowding and poor reliability. Dennis Darts introduced in 1991 were more comfortable but did little to improve space for passengers, and the 1999 two-exit Darts, with seating capacity as low as 22, fared no better despite being larger on the outside. An additional route 328 was set up to relieve the overlapping sections of the 28 and 31 between Kensington and Kilburn. Finally in May 2004 the route returned to double-decker operation with Eclipse Gemini-bodied Volvos, with some additional Tridents spare from other routes.

On 11 February 2006 the 28 was extended from Harrow Road to Kensal Rise.

It was planned to be a 24-hour service but this has now been deferred.

Current routeEdit

Route departing WandsworthEdit

Route departing Kensal Rise Edit

Previous route 28s in LondonEdit

This has been the only route to carry the number 28 on a motor-bus route in London.

There were also in London :-

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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