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London Bus Route N3 - Bromley North - Park Langley - Beckenham - Penge - Anerley - Crystal Palace - West Dulwich - Brixton - Kennington - Westminster - Oxford Circus (16 Miles).
Operated By Abellio London
Garage: Battersea QB

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History:

The night route N3 began in the evening of the 27th October 1989 and provided a service between Beckenham Junction and Oxford Circus via Piccadilly Circus, Whitehall, Kennington, Brixton, West Dulwich and Crystal Palace. Some journeys continued on from Oxford Circus to Victoria Bus Station but only on meal relief journeys. The route was operated from Camberwell Garage (Q) and it was operated by 3 Titans.

On the evening of the 8th October 1993, there was a few changes to the N3, as the route was extended Friday and Saturday nights to Chislehurst (via Bromley), and the other nights the N3 only terminated at Beckenham. On Friday and Saturday nights a Peckham Garage operation was added. The current PVR was Monday to Sunday from Camberwell, 4SP, Friday and Saturday nights from Peckham was only 1 Titan.

On the 29th July 1995 the Peckham allocation (PM) was withdrawn and transferred to Camberwell. By the 27th April 1996 the N3 was re-routed between Crystal Palace and Penge via Anerley Rd. The current PVR was Sunday evening to Thursday evening, 2SP, Friday and Saturday evenings 5SP.By the 14th November 1998 the Peckham allocation was re-introduced weekends. The current PVR was Sunday evening to Thursday evening 5NV from Q, Friday and Saturday evenings 8NV from Q and 1NV from PM.

On the 5th February 2000 London Central lost the contract to Connex Bus, the route was now operated at Beddington Garage (BC), the also changed the bus type to TA’s. The N3 was also withdrawn between Bromley and Chislehurst and Oxford Circus and Victoria, but extended from Beckenham to Bromley full time. The current route was Oxford Circus to Bromley North Bus Station. The current PVR was Sunday to Thursday evening 5TA, Friday and Saturday evenings 9TA. On the 26th February 2004 Connex Bus were brought out by Travel London. By the 10th February 2007 a Battersea allocation (QB) was introduced the current PVR was Sunday and Thursday 5TA from BC, Friday and Saturday evenings 10TA from BC and 1TA from QB. The average journey time is between 60 and 90 minutes. The weekday frequency is every 30 minutes but Friday and Saturday nights run every 15 minutes.

Last Updated 10 March 2008

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