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57This route has the ibus AVL system installed.
Management
Operated by Transdev London
Garage Tolworth
Vehicle Dennis Trident 2/Alexander ALX400
PVR Monday to Friday: 27TA
Saturday: 25TA
Sunday: 16TA
Route
Start Kingston
Via Raynes Park
Wimbledon
Merton Abbey
Tooting
End Streatham Hill
Length 11 miles (18 km)
Service
Level 24-hour service
Frequency About every 8 minutes
Journey time 50-83 minutes
Day 24-hour service
Night 24-hour service
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 57 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Transdev London.

HistoryEdit

The route began on 7 January 1951 and provided a service between Tooting Broadway and Victoria. The route was operated from Brixton Garage (BN) by RT type buses. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 14RT, Saturday 16RT and Sunday 15RT. On 20 August 1958 the Sunday service was withdrawn. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 7RT and Saturday 8RT. On 29 January 1964 the BN allocation was withdrawn and replaced by Merton Garage (AL). The route was extended from Tooting to Kingston and withdrawn from between Stockwell and Victoria. The route now ran from Kingston to Streatham (Monday-Saturday) or Stockwell (MF Peaks/Sat shopping hrs). The contemporary PVR was now Monday to Friday 11RT and Saturday 10RT. On 31 December 1966 the 57 was withdrawn between Streatham and Stockwell. The route now ran from Kingston to Streatham. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 8RT and Saturday 7RT.

On 17 June 1967 the route was extended from Streatham to Brixton Station. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 9RT and Saturday 7RT. On 18 September 1971 the route was converted to One Person Operation by SMS type single deck buses. The contemporary PVR was now Monday to Friday 9SMS and Saturday 8SMS. On 13 November 1977 the route was converted back to double deck operation by DMS type buses. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 9DMS and Saturday 8DMS. On 9 September 1982 a Saturday LS allocation was introduced. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 8DMS and Saturday 7DMS/5LS. By August 1985 the LS allocation was withdrawn. The route was operated by D type buses. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 8D and Saturday 12D. On 2 September 1989 the service was transferred from AL to Norbiton Garage (NB). The route was converted to Metrobus type buses. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 16M and Saturday 10M. On 7 September 1991 the route under a new contract with London United and was now operated from Fulwell Garage (FW). The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 16M and Saturday 14M.

On 5 September 1992 the London United contract was withdrawn and London Country took over the route from their Leatherhead and Croydon Garages. They operated the route by all types of buses. A Sunday operation was introduced by London and Country. The route was revised Monday to Saturday ran from Kingston to Streatham Hill and Sundays ran from Kingston to Tooting Broadway. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 18DD, Saturday 14DD and Sunday 6DD. Later on the Sunday service was extended from Tooting Broadway to Streatham Hill, in line with the weekday service. On 28 June 1997 London & Country sold off and London United won back the route and it was back to Metrobus operation. The route was operated from Kingston Garage. The contemporary PVR was Monday to Friday 19M, Saturday 18M and Sunday 9M. On 1 June 1998 the M type was replaced by VA type buses. On 3 November 2001 Kingston Garage closed so the route was transferred to Tolworth Garage (TV). On 16 November 2002 there was an increase in the PVR and low floor double deckers were introduced (TA). The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 22TA/VA and Sunday 13TA/VA. By 2003 the route was fully converted to low floor operation. In 2006 the current PVR was Monday to Friday 27TA, Saturday 25TA and Sunday 16TA.

On 30 June 2007 a half hourly night service was added to the route, making it a 24-hour service.

Current routeEdit

Route departing KingstonEdit

Route departing Streatham HillEdit

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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