Greenwich to Bexleyheath bus set to go electric on route 132

Training is underway to convert one of south east London’s busiest bus routes into electric operation.

The 132 runs from North Greenwich station to Bexleyheath via Eltham by Go-Ahead.

https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/132/

The change marks the latest bus route switch to electric buses. The 180 now running from North Greenwich to Erith has seen many – but not all – buses converted to electric operation.

132 route map courtesy TfL

Buses to be used on the route are EV400s.

In 2020 Greenwich council planned to spend £1.2 million enhancing the frequency of the 132 route. However checking now shows the decision marked as “deleted”.

North Greenwich bus station

A report on the issue appears to no longer be available.

The route spans both Greenwich and Bexley borough’s but there was no word on whether Bexley would fund any enhancement.

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3 thoughts on “Greenwich to Bexleyheath bus set to go electric on route 132

  • May 30, 2022 at 5:45 am
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    Good news to know that the new electric buses are due to be introduced on to route 132 after there delivery was delayed by a few months.

    Route 132 will follow routes 160 180 and 484 which use electric buses. Route B13 Bexleyheath to New Eltham is due to receive electric buses next year.

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  • May 31, 2022 at 4:16 pm
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    The EV400s is a smart looking model and a much better replacement for the clapped old bus that is the current 132. I have noticed that the EV400s is replacing the “Boris” bus on some routes.

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