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New night buses for Docklands’ up towners’

PUBLISHED: 19:45 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 05 October 2010

TWO new double-decker night buses linking the East End with Trafalgar Square begin on Saturday, each running every 30 minutes. One detours round the Isle of Dogs, the other through Shadwell, taking over from the N50 currently running from Beckton to Trafalgar Square which is being withdrawn

TWO new double-decker night bus routes linking London’s growing Docklands with the West End begin on Saturday, each running every 30 minutes.

One detours round the Isle of Dogs, the other through Shadwell, taking over from the N50 currently running from Beckton to Trafalgar-square which is being withdrawn.

The new N550 takes a detour to include Cubitt Town and Millwall, running along Poplar’s East India Dock-road, then turning into Prestons-road and circling round Manchester-road and Westferry-road past Canary Wharf to Limehouse.

It then goes along the main Commercial-road to Whitechapel and Aldgate, through the City to Cornhill, Bank and along Victoria Embankment to Trafalgar-square.

The N551 takes a more direct route through Poplar and Limehouse along East India Dock-road—but then turns off the Commercial-road along The Highway, giving Shadwell its first all-night bus service.

It then hits Aldgate and heads for Trafalgar-square along a different route, past St Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Circus and The Strand.


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