35px London Buses
6This route has the ibus AVL system installed.
Operated by Metroline
Garage Willesden
Vehicle Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President
PVR Monday to Friday: 30VP
Saturday: 26VP
Sunday: 16VP
Start Willesden
Via Kensal Rise
Edgware Road
Oxford Circus
Trafalgar Square
End Aldwych
Length 6 miles (10 km)
Level 24-hour service
Frequency About every 6 minutes
Journey time 42-66 minutes
Day 24-hour service
Night 24-hour service
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonThis route has the ibus AVL system installed..pdf Performance

London Buses route 6 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Metroline.

History Edit

The 6 is a short route, but a high daytime frequency contributes to a substantial requirement for up to 30 buses in service at any time. It used to run through to Hackney Wick via what is now route 26, being cut into two at Aldwych in the July 1992 Central London scheme — unusually with no overlap. This means the west end of the route now has no access to the City, although links from Hackney and Cambridge Heath to the West End are still covered to some degree by route 55. The main reason was to remove the sharing of the route between Willesden and Ash Grove garages, which were in different divisions of London Buses, in the run-up to privatisation.

Kensal Rise and Hackney Wick had been the established terminals since 1942, when the route was cut back to Kensal Rise from Willesden (White Hart, now referred to as Church End), although before and after that change there had been some projections to Leyton Town Hall at certain times. However, Willesden garage journeys ran in service, and this practice continued after the route was split.

Upon driver-only conversion of the route in March 2004, it was decided to run all journeys to the garage, to provide a more consistent service over this corridor. However, the residents of Staverton Road, along which the 6's garage journeys passed (along with buses on route 52 and 302) objected to the increase in buses, perhaps also noting that the new low floor buses were heavier and more likely to damage their houses. So the number of through journeys had to be limited to the previous level, with other journeys running out-of-service by a different route. The service has now been re-routed via Donnington Road and Pound Lane.

Current routeEdit

Route departing WillesdenEdit

Route departing AldwychEdit

See alsoEdit

External links Edit

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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