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London Buses Route 10 was a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. It ran between Hammersmith and King's Cross St. Pancras, and was operated by London United RATP.


Route 10 commenced operation on 13 August 1988, operated by London Transport from their Shepherd's Bush (S) and Victoria (GM) garages and provided a service between Kings Cross and Shepherd's Bush Wells Road using Routemasters. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn sections of route 73 between Hammersmith and Hyde Park Corner. On 15 April 1989, an allocation was introduced from the London Northern garage at Holloway.

The route was extended to the back of Holloway (HT) garage via York Way and Brecknock Road. Initially, this section did not run during early mornings, late evenings or Sundays, but a Sunday service was later added. Some journeys were then extended to Archway rather than terminating in Tufnell Park. These were then withdrawn. The route was reinstated following the withdrawal of local route C12.

On 1 February 2003, the route passed to First London operating from their temporary base at Wood Lane using brand new Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs and was withdrawn between Archway and Kings Cross, this section was replaced by new route 390.

On 24 November 2003, the allocation was transferred to Westbourne Park (X) garage.

On 30 January 2010, the route passed to London United operating from their Stamford Brook (V) garage with brand new Scania OmniCitys introduced and was converted to a 24-hour service.

On 26 April 2014, the Scania OmniCitys were replaced by brand new New Routemasters.

On 25 June 2016, the route was rerouted between Tottenham Court Road Station and Euston via Russell Square towards Kings Cross via Great Russell Street, Montague Street, Russell Square, Woburn Place, Tavistock Square, Upper Woburn Place and Euston Square to Euston Bus Station. Towards Hammersmith via Upper Woburn Place, Tavistock Square, Woburn Place, Bedford Place, and Great Russell Street.

On 28 January 2017, the route was retained by London United.

On 24 November 2018, the route was discontinued and replaced by Route 23 being diverted to run to Hammersmith.

Former Route

Route 10 operated via these primary locations:

  • Hammersmith Upper Bus Station
  • Kensington Olympia
  • High Street Kensington Station
  • Knightsbridge Station
  • Hyde Park Corner Station
  • Marble Arch Station
  • Bond Street Station
  • Oxford Circus Station
  • Tottenham Court Road Station
  • British Museum
  • Russell Square
  • Euston Bus Station
  • St Pancras Station
  • King's Cross Station York Way

Previous route 10s in London

The route number 10 had been used at least once prior to its current use.

  • From 1908 - 16 January 1988 for an Abridge, Chigwell Station (weekday peaks from 1964-1968), Woodford Bridge, Woodford Station, Woodford Wells (Monday to Saturday from October 1976-March 1977), or Wanstead - Elephant & Castle (Sundays before 1952), London Bridge, or Victoria route. * Termini varied.


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