Transport for London facts for kids
|Local Government body|
|Founded||Greater London Authority Act 1999|
|Mayor of London / GLA|
Transport for London (TfL) is an organisation that runs the public transport network in London. It is held with direct responsibility to the mayor of London.
Numbering of routes
Historically, bus routes were grouped by the type of service that they provided.
The 1924 London Traffic Act used the Bassom Scheme. It was named after A.E. Bassom of the Metropolitan Police who made it. Changing and short lines used letter suffixes. Also, the numbers were grouped by the company that operated the route.
The numbering was changed in 1934 after London Transport was formed.
|Route Number||Former type of Service|
|1–199||"Central Area" red double-decker services|
|200–289||"Central Area" red single-decker services|
|290–299||"Central Area" night routes|
|300–399||"Country Area" north of the River Thames (rural services were operated by London Country Bus Services after 1970)|
|400–499||"Country Area" south of the River Thames|
|701–799||Green Line Coaches|
|800–899||"Country Area New Towns" routes|
|Route Number||Type of Service|
|1–599||Day routes, including 24-hour services|
|600–699||-||700–899||Regional and national coach services|
|900–999||Three mobility services within TfL|
|N-prefixed routes||Night routes|
|X-prefixed routes||Express routes|
|Other letter-prefixed routes||Local day routes, including 24-hour services, with the letter(s) denoting a key area the bus travels through.|
*Except 603 and 607, which are normal day time routes
|†||Transport for London services that cross the Greater London boundary.
Standard ticketing applies throughout.
|Major Public Transport Companies in the United Kingdom|
|Arriva Group - ComfortDelGro Group - FirstGroup|
|Go-Ahead Group - National Express Group|
|Stagecoach Group - Transdev Group|
|Translink (Northern Ireland) - Veolia Transportation|
|Transport for London - Passenger Transport Executive|
|Strathclyde Partnership for Transport|
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