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316
Management
Operated by Metroline
Garage Cricklewood
Vehicle Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m/Plaxton Pointer 2
Dennis Trident/Alexander ALX400
Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
PVR 18
Route
Start Cricklewood
Via Kilburn
Queen's Park
Ladbroke Grove
North Kensington
End White City
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Service
Journey time 38-60 minutes
Frequency About every 8-12 minutes
Day 5:00am until 1:00am
Night No night service
peak vehicle requirement
Performance

London Buses route 316 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is contracted to Metroline.

HistoryEdit

Route 316 was introduced on October 11, 1997 to replace the withdrawn section of route 16 between Cricklewood & Neasden, the 316 then runs parallel with route 16 to Kilburn High Road, and then runs down Cambridge Avenue, past Kilburn Park Station, onto Carlton Vale, past Queen's Park station, a double run at Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's, onto Ladbroke Grove, Barlby Road through North Kensington past St Charles Hospital and then southwards to Holland Park Road and subsequentially to Westfield shopping centre and White City bus station.

The 316 was operated by Metroline from Cricklewood Garage, using low floor Dennis Dart SLFs and the occasional Metrobus. The allocation was then transferred within the Metroline group to Thorpe's, at the Wembley garage, using new Dennis Darts, the allocation was moved to the new West Perivale garage in 2003.

In 2005, the allocation was moved back into Metroline's Cricklewood garage with the existing Dennis Darts and routes 143, 326 and C11 was given to Thorpe's.

On October 13, 2007, the section between Cricklewood and Neasden was withdrawn and was replaced by new route 332, which runs from Brent Park Tesco and terminates at Paddington Station via route 16 and then route 27. The 316 was extended from North Kensington to White City Bus Station via the route 295 on November 29, 2008.

Current RouteEdit

  • Cricklewood Bus Garage
  • Cricklewood Broadway
  • Kilburn Station Underground
  • Brondesbury Station Overground
  • Kilburn High Road Station Overground
  • Kilburn Park Station Underground
  • Queen's Park Station Underground Overground Rail
  • Chamberlayne Road
  • Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's
  • North Kensington
  • Latimer Road Station Underground
  • Shepherd's Bush Station Underground Overground Rail
  • Westfield
  • White City Bus Station

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