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83This route has the ibus AVL system installed.
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Management
Operated by First London
Garage Alperton (ON)
Vehicle Volvo B7TL/ Wright Eclipse Gemini or Plaxton President
PVR Day:27
Night:4
Route
Start Golders Green
Via Hendon
Wembley
Alperton
Hanger Lane
Ealing Broadway
Hanwell Broadway
End Ealing Hospital
Length 13 miles (20 km)
Service
Level 24-hour service
Frequency About every 8-30 minutes
Journey time 51-87 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 83 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to First London.

HistoryEdit

Route 83 is a very long route running from Golders Green and finishing at Ealing Hospital via Hendon, Wembley, Alperton, Ealing and Hanwell, but in 1940s it continued to Hayes North via the present 195. The Hayes to Ealing Broadway section was withdrawn and replaced by the 105 in 1958.

In 1961, route 83 was extended from Ealing Broadway to London Airport Central (now Heathrow Airport Central) via the 65 and the former 91 (now H91). The London Airport Central to Ealing Broadway section was discounted in 1964.

In 1965 it was extended to Brentford replacing the former 255, this section was withdrawn in 1968 and replaced by the new E1. In 1980s it was rerouted to the full length of the Uxbridge Road to the new Ealing Hospital. It also swapped with the with the 183 in the Hendon area running via Hendon Central tube station instead of via The Bell.

Route 83 has always been operated at First London's Alperton garage using double deckers like Routemasters, Metrobuses, ex-London Buslines's Leyland Olympians and now low-floor Volvo B7TLs. Although, before they were closed down it has been operated from Hanwell and Hendon garages.

The 83 is now a 24-hour route.

Current routeEdit

Route departing Golders GreenEdit

Route departing Ealing HospitalEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


List of bus routes in London

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