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London Buses route 64 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Thornton Heath Pond and New Addington, it is operated by Arriva London.

History

In 1950 route 64 operated between provided daily service between West Croydon station and Addington being operated out of Croydon (TC) garage. On 20 July 1960, route 64 was extended from West Croydon to Wimbledon Stadium to replace trolleybus route 630. By 10 May 1961, the route had been withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon Stadium.

On 4 December 1971, the route was converted to one-man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Daimler Fleetlines. On 22 August 1987, the route was extended from Addington to New Addington replacing route 130B, it was then withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway and was diverted via London Road to Thornton Heath garage.

On 30 August 1997, the route passed to Metrobus operating from their Orpington (MB) garage with East Lancs Pyoneer bodied Volvo Olympians.

On 31 August 2002, the route was retained by Metrobus with brand new Scania OmniDekkas introduced.

On 5 March 2005, the allocation was transferred to Polhill (PH) garage.

On 18 March 2006, the allocation was transferred to Croydon (C) garage.

On 29 August 2009, the route was retained by Metrobus using brand new Scania OmniCitys.

On 28 August 2010, night bus N64 was introduced to replace the withdrawn N159 from New Addington to Thornton Heath.

In July 2014, the Go-Ahead Group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of Route 64 from Metrobus to Go-Ahead London.

On 24 October 2015, the route was revised in New Addington to start from King Henry's Drive Vulcan Way (north arm) via Vulcan Way (return direct), then via current route 130 to New Addington, then via route T31 to Addington Interchange, then as currently to Thornton Heath Garage. At the same time, an The route converted to a 24-hour service to replace route N64

In 2016, existing Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs were introduced alongside existing Scania Omnicitys.

On 27 August 2016, the route passed to Arriva London operating from their Thornton Heath (TH) garage using existing Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s. At the same time, the route was re-routed at New Addington to run both directions via Overbury Crescent (south) and Central Parade, instead of Overybury Crescent (north).

Current Route

  • Thornton Heath Pond London Road
  • West Croydon Station
  • Wellesley Road Tramlink
  • East Croydon Station and Tramlink
  • Croham Road for South Croydon Station
  • Selsdon
  • Addington Village Tramlink
  • Fieldway Tramlink
  • King Henry's Drive Tramlink
  • New Addington Tramlink King Henry's Drive/Vulcan Way

External links

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