London Bus Route 319 - Sloane Square - Chelsea - Battersea - Clapham Junction - Tooting Bec - Streatham Hill, Telford Avenue. (8 Miles)
Operated By Arriva London
Garage: Brixton BN
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The 319 began on the 8th February 1993, and was operated by South London Transport at Brixton Garage. The route ran from Sloane Square to Streatham Hill which it does today. The 319 was brought into action because part of the 219
was withdrawn between Sloane Square and Battersea and the 349
between Chelsea and Streatham Hill. It was ran by Titans. The PVR Monday to Fridays was 17T and on Saturday it was 14T, there was no Sunday service for the 319.
By 1993 the titans were replaced by Metrobuses but the PVR numbers stayed the same. In late 1996 a Sunday service had started up because the 249
had parts of the route withdrawn. When the route was running on a Sunday they decided to convert it to small deck with LDR’s running on the 319, now it was operated by Cowie South London LTD from BN. They upped the PVR to 16 LDR Monday to Saturday and on Sunday there was 10 LDR’s running.
During August 1998, Arriva London South took over the operation of the 319, they brought some brand new low floor darts for the route, the garage and PVR were kept the same. In 2001 Arriva decided to buy some more new buses for the 319 called DWL’s which replaced the DDL’s, these were allocated to another Arriva garage.
In 2003 Arriva decided to up the PVR to 19 DWL’s Monday to Saturday and Sunday was allocated 11 DWL’s, but sometimes the odd DLA occurred. By 2006 it was converted to Double Deck operation. The average journey time is between 40-70 minutes.