35px London Buses
Operated by Metroline
Garage Willesden (AC)
Vehicle Volvo B7TL / Plaxton President
PVR 24
Start Willesden
Via Kensal Rise
Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill
Hyde Park Corner
End Victoria Station
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 6-8 minutes
Journey time 35-50 minutes
Day 4:50am until 0:38am
Night Night bus N52
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 52 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Metroline.


Route 52 began in 1 January 1950 as totally new route, running from Victoria to Mill Hill and Borehamwood (Monday to Saturday peak journeys).

In the Borehamwood area withdrawn from Warwick Road and Drayton Road to Elstree Way Hotel in 1951.

Extended in Borehamwood from Elstree Way Hotel to Drayton Road on 3 February 1953 and Brook Road on 3 February 1954, Monday to Friday peaks to Drayton Road and Brook Road (Sundays) in 1955, extended from Brook Road to Rossington Avenue (Sundays) in 1956.

Extended Monday to Friday peaks to Rossington Avenue in 1963. Withdrawn between Mill Hill Broadway and Borehamwood, this section was replaced by route 292 in 1969.

Withdrawn between Willesden garage and Mill Hill, this section was replaced by route 302 in 1992.

Extended in Willesden from Bus garage to Roundwood Park in 1993. This section was discounted in 1995.

Route 52 has always been operated from Metroline's Willesden (AC) garage. Although for a brief period in 1993 it was operated by London Coaches (WD), where the night service N52 first commenced. The operation was transferred to Atlas Bus in Harlesden (HR), then Metroline bought Atlas bus and was renamed Metroline in 1996 and the allocation was transferred back to Willesden (AC).

Garages like Edgware (EW), Stockwell (SW), Victoria (GM) and Westbourne and Middle Row (X) also have partly operated.

All sorts of double-deck buses have been operated on route 52.

On the 8th December 2012, route 52's contract was retained and a new half-hour service at night was introduced on the 52 replacing N52.

Current routeEdit

Route departing WillesdenEdit

Route departing Victoria StationEdit

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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