Route History

46 fares

08.01.72
CF51+
9RM
4RM
--
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HAMPSTEAD HEATH - Prince of Wales Road - Kentish Town - Kings Cross - Grays Inn Road - Holborn Circus - FARRINGDON STREET ( Mon-Sat )
NEW CREW ROUTE TO REPLACE LOST SECTION OF Route 45

17.06.72
CF51+
10DMS
5DMS
3DMS

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - KINGS CROSS (Suns) - FARRINGDON STREET ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to double deck One Person Operation.
Sunday servce introduced - replacing withdrawn section of Route 63

04.09.82
CF51+
12DMS
6DMS
3DMS

KENSAL RISE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - West Kilburn - Shirland Road - Warwick Avenue - Finchley Road - SWISS COTTAGE (Suns) College Crescent - Buckland Crescent - Belsize Park - Belsize Avenue - Haverstock Hill - Pond Street - South End Green - KINGS CROSS - - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat early jnys)
Extended from Hampstead Heath to Swiss Cottage and further extended Mon-Sat to Kensal Rise Station.
Withdrawn Mon-Fri noral hours and Saturdays between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street except for Sat early journeys.

29.01.83
CF51+
12DMS
6DMS
3DMS

KENSAL RISE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SWISS COTTAGE (Suns) - KINGS CROSS - - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri )
Mon-Fri normal hours extended from Kings Cross to Farringdon Street.

DMS2567

DMS2567 Holborn Circus

© Graham Burgess

30.08.84
CF51+
12M
6M
3M

Converted from DMS to M type.

M1073

M1073 Stonecutter Street

This image available on the
Metrobus download

27.10.84
CF51+
10M
5M
3M

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - SWISS COTTAGE - (Mon-Sat evenings/Suns) - KINGS CROSS - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Warwick Avenue and Kensal Rise outside Mon-Fri peaks and Saturdays and further withdrawn MS evenings between Swiss Cottage and Warwick Avenue.

23.08.86
CF51+
10T
5T
3T

Converted from M to T type.

25.10.86
CF51+
10T
5T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - SWISS COTTAGE STATION
(Mon-Sat evenings) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

26.03.88
CF51+
8T
4T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - - WARWICK AVENUE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Sat evenings extended from Swiss Cottage to Warwick Avenue.

01.04.89
CF51+
8T
4T
--
ln logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
22.09.90
CF51+
8T
4T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat evenings) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise normal hours Mon-Sat.

16.11.91
CF51+
8SR/2MA
5SR
--

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to Midibus.
Extended evenings Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise.

Stands and turning points at this time

05.09.92
CF51+
10DRL
6DRL
--

Converted to Dart operation

31.03.93
HT341+
10DRL
6DRL
--

Chalk Farm (CF) allocation transferred to Holloway (HT)

04.12.93
HT341+
10DRL
8DRL
3DRL

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Sunday service reinstated

26.10.94
HT341+
10DRL
8DRL
8DRL
logo London Northern purchased by MTL
27.04.96
NA11+
11DRL
11DRL
7DRL

HT allocation moved to North Acton (NA)

DT216

Dart 216 seen here at Holborn

This image available on the
Single Deck download

28.03.98
HT
11DRL
13DRL
10DRL

NA allocation moved back to Holloway (HT)

30.05.98
NA11+
11DC
11DC
9DC

HT allocation moved to North Acton (NA)

03.07.98
NA11+
10DC
10DC
7DC
MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline
04.09.99
NA11+
11MM
11MM
9MM

Type change to larger singe deckers.

MM276

MM276 at Warwick Avenue still waiting for the Metroline logo to be applied

This image is available on the Metroline download

 

29.04.00
NA11+
11MM
12MM
8MM

WARWICK AVENUE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings/Sundays) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Withdrawn between Warwick Avenue and Kensal Rise.

23.09.00
HR101+
13MM
12MM
8MM

NA   allocation moved to Harlesden (HR)

31.08.02
PR101+
19DL
18DL
12DL

WARWICK AVENUE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Extended from Kings Cross to Farringdon Street at all times

DL75

DL75 Warwick Avenue - seen with the mistaken garage code NW

This image is available on the Metroline download

Scanned from Aug 02 leaflet
02.04.05
KX151+
15sd
14sd
11sd

WARWICK AVENUE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Allocation transferred from Park Royal (PR) to Kings Cross (KX)

27.01.07
KX151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

LANCASTER GATE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Extended from Warwick Avenue Stn via Warwick Avenue - Bishops Bridge Road - Eastbourne Terrace - Craven Road - Westbourne Terrace to Lancaster Gate Station returning via Lancaster Terrace - Sussex Gardens - Spring Street - Eastbourne Terrace - and then as outward

DLD694

DLD694 Swiss Cottage

This image is available on the Metroline download

01.05.10
KX151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

Contract renewal

10.07.10
KC151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

Kings Cross (KX) closed - moved to new garage Kings Cross (KC)

16.02.13
KC151+
18DE
16DE
12DE

LANCASTER GATE STN - Paddington - Hampstead - Camden Town - King's Cross - Holborn - ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL
Lancaster Gate Station - Lancaster Terrace - Sussex Gardens - Spring Street - Westbourne Terrace (for Paddington Station) - Bishop's Bridge Road - Harrow Road - Warwick Avenue - Warwick Avenue Station - Clifton Gardens - Clifton Road - Maida Vale - Hall Road - Circus Road - Wellington Road - St John's Wood Station - Finchley Road - Swiss Cottage Station - College Crescent - Fitzjohn's Avenue - Heath Street - Hampstead Station - Hampstead High Street - Rosslyn Hill - Pond Street - Royal Free Hospital - Pond Street - Hampstead Heath South End Green (for Station) - Constantine Road - Agincourt Road - Southampton Road - Malden Road - Prince of Wales Road - Kentish Town Road - Camden Street (junction with Camden Road for Camden Town Station and Camden Road Station) - Camden Street - Crowndale Road - Pancras Road - Midland Road - St Pancras Station - Euston Road - King's Cross Station - Pentonville Road - King's Cross Road - Acton Street - Gray's Inn Road - Chancery Lane Station - Holborn - Holborn Circus - Holborn Viaduct - City Thameslink Station - Holborn Viaduct - Newgate Street - Giltspur Street - St Bartholomew's Hospital

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Holborn - King's Cross - Camden Town - Hampstead - Paddington - LANCASTER GATE STN
St Bartholomew's Hospital - Giltspur Street - Newgate Street - Holborn Viaduct - City Thameslink Station - Holborn Viaduct - Holborn Circus - Holborn - Gray's Inn Road - Kings Cross Station (for St Pancras Station) - Euston Road - Pancras Road - Royal College Street - Camden Road Station (for Camden Town Station) - Royal College Street - Kentish Town Road - Prince of Wales Road - Malden Road - Southampton Road - Fleet Road - Hampstead Heath South End Green (for Station) - Pond Street - Royal Free Hospital - Pond Street - Rosslyn Hill - Hampstead High Street - Hampstead Station - Heath Street - Fitzjohn's Avenue - College Crescent - Swiss Cottage Station - Avenue Road - Adelaide Road - Finchley Road - St John's Wood Station - Wellington Road - Circus Road - Hall Road - Maida Vale - Clifton Road - Clifton Gardens - Warwick Avenue Station - Warwick Avenue - Harrow Road - Bishop's Bridge Road - Eastbourne Terrace - Cleveland Terrace - Westbourne Terrace (for Paddington Station) - Sussex Gardens - Westbourne Street - Lancaster Gate Station
Withdrawn between Holborn Circus and Stonecutter Street - diverted instead via Holborn Viaduct to ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL

DE1318

DE1318 Kings Cross Station

This image is available on the Metroline download

02.05.15
KC151+
19DE
17DE
13DE

Contract extended for two years

46 times

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Prince of Wales Road

HT Holloway
Changeover point ?

NA North Acton
Changeover point ?

HR Harlesden (Park Royal (PR)
Changeover point ?

KX Kings Cross
Changeover point Copenhagen Street / York Way

KC Kings Cross
Changeover point Pancras Road - Old St Pancras church

Stands and turning points at 2012

               
               

© Ian Armstrong 2014
Date of edit   Tuesday - 28.04.15

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