London Bus Route 250 [24 Hour] - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Clock Tower - Thornton Heath Pond - West Croydon - Croydon Town Centre. (8 Miles)
Operated By Arriva London
Garage: Thornton Heath THPast Timetables: Aug 2003
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The 250 began on the 14th May 1988 and was operated at Streatham Garage (AK) with Leyland Olympians (L). The 250’s route: Brixton Station- Streatham Hill- Green Lane- Parchmore Rd- Brigstock Rd- London Rd and lastly Croydon. This only ran Monday to Saturdays. The PVR was Monday to Friday 9L and Saturday 11L.
By the 6th January 1990, the route was transferred from AK to Brixton (BN), and they used Metrobuses. The PVR was now 9M Monday to Friday and Saturday 12M so they increased the Saturday service by 1 bus. In July this year it was transferred to Thornton Heath (TH) and they started up a Sunday service, the 250 was also converted back to Leyland Olympian Operation. The PVR was currently Monday to Friday 13L, Saturday 12L and Sunday 8L.
A few years later in 1999 Arriva brought some Low floor Double Deckers called DLA’s. These were brought to replace the Leyland Olympians. The PVR Was now Monday to Friday 17DLA, Saturday 15DLA, and Sunday 9DLA. 2 years later the 250 was transferred back to BN and was converted back to Leyland Olympian operation. By the end of 2001 though it was transferred back to TH, and the Low floor Double Deckers were allocated to the 250 again. The PVR currently is 17DLA Monday to Friday, 15DLA Saturday and Sunday 9DLA. The N250 night service is run by BN by Low floor Double Deckers. The average journey time is between 40-70 minutes. The frequency of the 250 is every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday, Sunday and evenings every 12-15 minutes.