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Route
Start Oxford Circus (Regent Street)
Via Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Lambeth Palace, Kennington, Brixton, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Anerley, Penge, Beckenham, Park Langley, Bromley South
End Bromley North Station
Length 15.9 miles each way
Operations
Operator Abellio London
Garage Battersea
Vehicle New Bus for London
Peak vehicle requirement Weeknights: 7
Weekends: 13
Service
Journey time 62-85 mins
Frequency (in mins) Between Oxford Circus and Crystal Palace:
Weeknights: 30
Weekends: 15

Between Crystal Palace and Bromley: 30 every night

Passenger usage data
1999/2000 0.313 million (18th for night buses, 470th overall)
2000/2001 0.342 million (+9%, 17th, 475th)
2001/2002 0.330 million (-3%, 22nd, 485th)
2002/2003 0.320 million (-3%, 27th, 514th)
2003/2004 0.379 million (+19%, 21st, 513th)
2004/2005 0.386 million (+2%, 25th, 522nd)
2005/2006 0.392 million (+1%, 31st, 526th)
2006/2007 0.422 million (+8%, 29th, 525th)
2007/2008 0.404 million (-4%, 30th, 532nd)
2008/2009 0.400 million (-0.9%, 30th, 540th)
2009/2010 0.398 million (-0.5%, 33rd, 544th)
2010/2011 0.406 million (+2%, 35th, 548th)
2011/2012 0.443 million (+9%, 30th, 541st)
2012/2013 0.443 million (+/-0, 29th, 537th)
2013/2014 0.464 million (+5%, 29th, 534th)
2014/2015 0.468 million (+0.8%, 28th, 534th)
2015/2016 0.408 million (-13%, 29th, 540th)


History Edit

27 October 1989: New route, Beckenham Junction to Oxford Circus via Penge, Crystal Palace, West Dulwich, Herne Hill, Brixton, Kennington, Lambeth Palace, Westminster, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus; with meal relief journeys continuing via Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner to Victoria.

8 October 1993: Friday and Saturday night service extended from Beckenham Junction via Park Langley, Bromley and Bickley to Chislehurst.

27 April 1996: Rerouted between Crystal Palace and Penge via Anerley.

5 February 2000: Contract awarded to Connex (later Travel London and Abellio). Converted to low-floor operation. Withdrawn between Victoria and Oxford Circus, and between Bromley North and Chislehurst. Weeknight service extended from Beckenham Junction to Bromley North.

Operators Edit

Route N3 has been operated by the following companies:

  • London Central: 27 October 1989-4 February 2000
  • Connex/Travel London/Abellio: 5 February 2000-present

Garages Edit

Route N3 has been operated from the following garages:

  • Camberwell (Q): 27 October 1989-4 February 2000
  • Peckham (PM): 8 October 1993-23 July 1995; 14 November 1998-30 January 2000
  • Beddington (BC): 5 February 2000-10 February 2012
  • Battersea (QB): 10 February 2007-present

Route descripton (list of stops served)Edit

Route departing Oxford CircusEdit

  • Oxford Circus Station / Margaret Street
  • Conduit Street / Hamleys Toy Store
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross Stn
  • Whitehall / Trafalgar Square
  • Whitehall / Horseguards Avenue
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Westminster Station / Parliament Square
  • Abingdon Street
  • Horseferry Road
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Pratt Walk
  • Lambeth Road / Kennington Road
  • Kennington Road / Imperial War Museum
  • Fitzalan Street
  • Kennington Lane
  • Windmill Row
  • Kennington Park Post Office
  • St Mark's Church
  • Vassall Road
  • Groveway
  • Loughborough Road
  • Villa Road
  • Brixton Road / Brixton Police Station
  • Brixton Station
  • St Matthew's Church
  • St Matthew's Estate
  • Morval Road
  • Dalberg Road / Effra Parade
  • Milton Road
  • Brockwell Lido
  • Herne Hill Station
  • Brockwell Park
  • Guernsey Grove
  • Turney Road
  • Pymers Mead
  • Croxted Road / Thurlow Park Road
  • Lings Coppice
  • Ildersly Grove
  • Park Hall Road
  • Church Approach
  • South Croxted Road
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Dulwich Wood Park / Kingswood Drive
  • Dulwich Wood Park / College Road
  • Crystal Palace Parade / College Road
  • Crystal Palace Parade
  • Crystal Palace Park
  • Crystal Palace Station
  • Hamlet Road
  • Thicket Road
  • Anerley Road / Anerley Station
  • Seymour Villas
  • Betts Way
  • Anerley Road / Croydon Road
  • Anerley Road / Oak Grove Road
  • Avenue Road
  • Penge / Pawleyne Arms
  • Penge / Sainsbury's
  • Clevedon Road
  • Kent House Station
  • Beckenham Road Tram Stop
  • Clock House Station
  • Beckenham Library
  • Hayne Road
  • Beckenham High Street / War Memorial
  • Manor Road
  • Bromley Road / St George's Church
  • Chancery Lane
  • Overbury Avenue
  • The Chinese Garage
  • Kenwood Drive
  • Scotts Lane
  • Den Close
  • Hayes Lane / Kingswood Road
  • Brabourne Rise
  • Barnfield Wood Road
  • Broadoaks Way
  • Westmoreland Road / Cumberland Road
  • Queen Anne Avenue
  • St Mark's Church
  • Bromley South Station
  • Elmfield Road / The Glades
  • Bromley Civic Centre
  • Bromley Town Hall
  • West Street
  • Bromley North Station

Route departing Bromley NorthEdit

  • Bromley North Station
  • Bromley Civic Centre
  • Bromley High Street / The Mall
  • Bromley South Station
  • St Mark's Church
  • Queen Anne Avenue
  • Cumberland Road
  • Broadoaks Way
  • Barnfield Wood Road
  • Brabourne Rise
  • Hayes Lane / Kingswood Road
  • Den Close
  • Scotts Lane
  • Kenwood Drive
  • The Chinese Garage
  • Overbury Avenue
  • Chancery Lane
  • Bromley Road / St George's Church
  • Manor Road
  • Beckenham High Street / Kelsey Square
  • Beckenham High Street / War Memorial
  • Hayne Road
  • Clock House Station
  • Beckenham Road Tram Stop
  • Kent House Station
  • Clevedon Road
  • Penge / Sainsbury's
  • Penge / Pawleyne Arms
  • Avenue Road
  • Anerley Road / Oak Grove Road
  • Maple Road
  • Seymour Villas
  • Anerley Road / Anerley Station
  • Anerley Park
  • Thicket Road
  • Crystal Palace Station
  • Anerley Hill / Crystal Palace
  • Crystal Palace Parade
  • Crystal Palace Parade / College Road
  • Dulwich Wood Park / College Road
  • Dulwich Wood Park / Kingswood Drive
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Alleyn Road
  • Church Approach
  • South Croxted Road
  • Park Hall Road
  • Lings Coppice
  • Croxted Road / Thurlow Park Road
  • Pymers Mead
  • Turney Road
  • Croxted Close
  • Norwood Road
  • Brockwell Park
  • Herne Hill Station
  • Brockwell Lido
  • Chaucer Road / Effra Parade
  • Brixton Water Lane
  • Morval Road
  • St Matthews Estate
  • Lambeth Town Hall
  • Brixton Station
  • Brixton Road / Brixton Police Station
  • Villa Road
  • Loughborough Road
  • Groveway
  • Hillyard Street
  • Vassall Road
  • St Mark's Church
  • Kennington Park
  • Kennington Park Post Office
  • Windmill Row
  • Kennington Lane
  • Fitzalan Street
  • Kennington Road / Imperial War Museum
  • Pratt Walk
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Horseferry Road
  • Abingdon Street
  • 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, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Abingdon Street, Millbank, Lambeth Bridge, Lambeth Road, Kennington Road, Kennington Park Road, Brixton Road, Effra Road, Morval Road, Dalberg Road, Dulwich Road, Norwood Road, Croxted Road, South Croxted Road, Alleyn Park, Dulwich Wood Park, College Road, Crystal Palace Parade, Anerley Hill, Anerley Road, Croydon Road, Penge High Street, Beckenham Road, Beckenham High Street, Bromley Road, Wickham Road, Hayes Lane, Westmoreland Road, Bromley High Street, Elmfield Road, Kentish Way, Widmore Road, East Street, West Street, College Road, Tweedy Road, Mitchell Way

Route departing Bromley NorthEdit

Tweedy Road, Kentish Way, Elmfield Road, Bromley High Street, Westmoreland Road, Hayes Lane, Wickham Road, Bromley Road, Beckenham High Street, Beckenham Road, Penge High Street, Croydon Road, Anerley Road, Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace Parade, College Road, Dulwich Wood Park, Alleyn Park, South Croxted Road, Croxted Road, Norwood Road, Dulwich Road, Brixton Water Lane, Effra Road, St Matthew's Road, Brixton Hill, Brixton Road, Kennington Park Road, Kennington Road, Lambeth Road, Lambeth Bridge, Millbank, Abingdon Street, St Margaret's Street, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, Waterloo Place, Regent Street

Timetable informationEdit

First bus from Oxford Circus: 0015

First bus from Bromley North: 2345

Last bus from Oxford Circus: 0545

Last bus from Bromley North: 0515

Links Edit

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