Transport for London
|Type||Local Government body|
|When it was created||Greater London Authority Act 1999|
|Key people||Mayor of London / GLA|
Numbering of routes[change | change source]
Historic numbering[change | change source]
Historically, bus routes were grouped by the type of service that they provided.
The 1924 London Traffic Act used the Bassom Scheme. It was named after A.E. Bassom of the Metropolitan Police who made it. Changing and short lines used letter suffixes. Also, the numbers were grouped by the company that operated the route.
|Route Number||Former type of Service|
|1–199||"Central Area" red double-decker services|
|200–289||"Central Area" red single-decker services|
|290–299||"Central Area" night routes|
|300–399||"Country Area" north of the River Thames (rural services were operated by London Country Bus Services after 1970)|
|400–499||"Country Area" south of the River Thames|
|701–799||Green Line Coaches|
|800–899||"Country Area New Towns" routes|
Current classification[change | change source]
|Route Number||Type of Service|
|1–599||Day routes, including 24-hour services|
|600–699||School services, normally operating only one return journey per day*|
|700–899||Regional and national coach services|
|900–999||Three mobility services within TfL|
|N-prefixed routes||Night routes|
|X-prefixed routes||Express routes|
|Other letter-prefixed routes||Local day routes, including 24-hour services, with the letter(s) denoting a key area the bus travels through.|
*Except 603 and 607, which are normal day time routes
|†||Transport for London services that cross the Greater London boundary.
Standard ticketing applies throughout.
References[change | change source]
- The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/notesandqueries/query/0,,-197292,00.html. Retrieved 2 July 2017.