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Operated by Metroline
Garage Cricklewood
Vehicle Dennis Trident 2 9.9m /
Plaxton President or Alexander ALX400
PVR Day: 18
Night: 4
Start Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Via North Cricklewood
Baker Street
End Oxford Circus
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Level 24-hour service
Frequency About every 8-30 minutes
Journey time 37-63 minutes
Day 24-hour service
Night 24-hour service
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
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London Buses route 189 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The service is currently contracted to Metroline.


A short route was formed on the 11 October 1997 in the form of route 189, running between Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Kilburn Park Station, partially replacing the withdrawn 16A (which ran from Brent Cross to Oxford Circus, via Marble Arch).

A few months later, on the 28 March 1998, the 189 was extended to Oxford Circus via Abbey Road and Baker Street to parallel the newly single decked 139, giving extra capacity on that section.

A night service (N189) was added on the 11 October 2002, although the route did not run between North Cricklewood Tilling Road and Brent Cross during late evenings.

During February 2003 the R-reg Plaxton Pointer Dennis Darts were gradually replaced with double-deck Dennis Trident Plaxton Presidents, in preparation for the Congestion Charging Scheme. A full night service was also added on the 1 February 2003 making this a 24 hour route.

Current route[]

Route departing Brent Cross Shopping Centre[]

  • Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • Prince Charles Drive
  • Tilling Road
  • North Cricklewood
  • Claremont Road
  • Cricklewood Lane
  • Cricklewood Station
  • Cricklewood Broadway
  • Kilburn Station
  • Brondesbury Station
  • Kilburn High Road
  • Quex Road Diverson on progess
  • Abbey Road
  • Grove End Road End diverson

Today we wil make changes from quex road and grove end road

Route departing Oxford Circus[]

Previous route 189s in London[]

The route number 189 had been used once before prior to its current use.

  • Until 1994 a Route 189 ran in South London.

See also[]

External links[]

List of bus routes in London

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