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Route
Start Oxford Circus
Via Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Elephant & Castle, Walworth Road, Camberwell, Peckham, Peckham Rye
End Dulwich Library
Length 7.6 miles to Dulwich
7.0 miles to Oxford Circus
Operations
Operator Go-Ahead London: London Central
Garage Camberwell
Vehicle New Bus for London
Peak vehicle requirement Weeknights: 3
Weekends: 8
Service
Journey time 33-62 mins
Frequency (in mins) Weeknights: 30
Weekends: 15
Passenger usage data
1999/2000 0.290 million (21st for night buses, 475th overall)
2000/2001 0.257 million (-11%, 24th, 490th)
2001/2002 0.306 million (+19%, 26th, 493rd)
2002/2003 0.321 million (+5%, 26th, 513th)
2003/2004 0.351 million (+10%, 26th, 522nd)
2004/2005 0.374 million (+6%, 27th, 524th)
2005/2006 0.369 million (-1%, 36th, 535th)
2006/2007 0.379 million (+3%, 37th, 537th)
2007/2008 0.395 million (+4%, 32nd, 535th)
2008/2009 0.405 million (+3%, 29th, 539th)
2009/2010 0.407 million (+0.4%, 32nd, 542nd)
2010/2011 0.412 million (+1%, 32nd, 544th)
2011/2012 0.381 million (-7%, 38th, 550th)
2012/2013 0.335 million (-12%, 44th, 561st)
2013/2014 0.349 million (+4%, 44th, 562nd)
2014/2015 0.332 million (-5%, 47th, 566th)
2015/2016 0.260 million (-22%, 54th, 577th)

History Edit

28 October 1989: New route from Shepherd's Bush via Notting Hill, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Elephant & Castle, Walworth Road, Camberwell and Peckham to Peckham Rye, then split into two sections: 1) via Barry Road to Dulwich Library 2) in a loop via Nunhead, St Asaph Road, Frendsbury Road, Ivydale Road and Cheltenham Road back to Peckham Rye

8 October 1993: Nunhead loop journeys withdrawn, replaced by new route N84

24 July 1999: Withdrawn between Shepherd's Bush and Notting Hill Gate, replaced by new route N94

24 January 2004: Renumbered 12

6 November 2004: Withdrawn between Notting Hill Gate and Oxford Circus, replaced by route 390

Operators Edit

Route N12 has been operated by the following companies:

  • London Central/Go-Ahead London: 28 October 1989-present

Garages Edit

Route N12 has been operated from the following garages:

  • Peckham (PM): 28 October 1989-16 March 2001
  • Camberwell (Q): 5 February 2000-present

Route description - list of stopsEdit

Route departing Oxford CircusEdit

  • Oxford Circus Station / Margaret Street
  • Conduit Street / Hamleys Toy Store
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross Station
  • Whitehall / Horseguards Avenue
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Westminster Station / Parliament Square
  • St Thomas' Hospital / County Hall
  • Lower Marsh
  • Lambeth North Station
  • St George's Circus
  • Elephant & Castle / London Road
  • Elephant & Castle Station
  • Larcom Street
  • East Street
  • Westmoreland Road
  • Camberwell Road / Albany Road
  • Bowyer Place
  • Medlar Street
  • Camberwell Church Street / Camberwell Green
  • St Giles Church
  • Vestry Road
  • Peckham Road / Southampton Way
  • The Academy at Peckham
  • Peckham Library
  • Clayton Road
  • The Aylesham Centre
  • Peckham Rye Station
  • Nigel Road
  • Peckham Rye / East Dulwich Road
  • The Gardens
  • Barry Road / Peckham Rye
  • Upland Road
  • Underhill Road
  • Goodrich Road
  • Dulwich Library

Route departing DulwichEdit

  • Etherow Street
  • Goodrich Road
  • Underhill Road
  • Upland Road
  • Peckham Rye / Barry Road
  • The Gardens
  • Peckham Rye / East Dulwich Road
  • Nigel Road
  • Heaton Road
  • Peckham Rye Station
  • Hanover Park
  • The Academy at Peckham
  • Peckham Road / Southampton Way
  • Vestry Road
  • St Giles Church
  • Camberwell Church Street / Camberwell Green
  • Camberwell Green
  • Medlar Street
  • Wyndham Road
  • Bowyer Place
  • Camberwell Road / Albany Road
  • Westmoreland Road
  • East Street
  • Larcom Street
  • Heygate Street
  • Elephant & Castle Station
  • London College of Communication
  • St George's Road / Imperial War Museum
  • Lambeth North Station
  • Lower Marsh
  • St Thomas' Hospital / County Hall
  • Westminster Station / Parliament Square
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Regent Street / St James's
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Beak Street / Hamleys Toy Store
  • Oxford Circus Station
  • Margaret Street / Oxford Circus

Route record (list of roads traversed)Edit

Route departing Oxford CircusEdit

Regent Street, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross Roundabout, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Bridge Street, Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, St George's Circus, London Road, Elephant & Castle Roundabout, Elephant & Castle, Walworth Road, Camberwell Road, Camberwell Green, Camberwell Church Street, Peckham Road, Peckham High Street, Clayton Road, Hanover Park, Rye Lane, Peckham Rye, Barry Road, Lordship Lane

Route departing DulwichEdit

Barry Road, Peckham Rye, Rye Lane, Peckham High Street, Peckham Road, Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell Green, Camberwell Road, Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, Elephant & Castle Roundabout, St George's Road, Westminster Bridge Road, Westminster Bridge, Bridge Street, Parliament Street, Whitehall, Charing Cross Roundabout, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, Regent Street St James's, Regent Street

Links Edit

Current timetable
Current route map
Timetable graveyard
Performance report (PDF file)