New Routemasters for route 88
Go-Ahead operated route 88 has become the latest on the TfL bus network to be served entirely by New Routemaster buses. A phased conversion of the service is underway. It runs between Camden Town, Mornington Crescent, Warren Street, Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Great Smith Street, Tate Britain, Vauxhall, Stockwell, Clapham High Street, Clapham North and Clapham Common 24 hours a day. It will be running entirely with New Routemaster buses by mid-September, with a PVR of 23. Route 88 will operate with the rear platform closed when the bus is moving, with large numbers of passengers able to quickly board and alight using all three sets of doors and two staircases at bus stops. To date, 14 bus routes in London are operating with New Routemasters.