Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.01.62
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--
W
--
--
5RT

BARNET CHURCH - Whetstone - Finchley - Golders Green - Childs Hill - Cricklewood - Willesden - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) North Acton - Acton - Askew Road - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Trolleybus replacement route for 660

10.10.62
AE
--
--
5RT
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--

Sunday only (W) transferred to (AE)

18.12.62
AE
--
--
5RM
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--

Sunday (AE) allocation changed from RT to RM - spare from 13 weekday allocation.

23.01.66
AC
--
8RM
--
AE
--
--
3RM
FY
12RM
9RM
5RM
SE
9RM
--
--

Saturday (SE) withdrawn in favour of new (AC) allocation.

1968 times
It can be seen that Mon-Sat the route was operated in two overlaaping sections and that Barnet buses never ventures beyond Acton Vale and Hammersmith buses never went beyond North Finchley

This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale

22.08.69
AC
--
8RM
--
AE
--
--
3RM
FY
12RM
8RM
5RM
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NEW BARNET STN (Monday-Saturday) - HARLESDEN (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturdays)
Monday-Saturday withdrawn between Barnet Church and New Barnet Station but extended Sunday from Barnet Church to Chesterfield Road.

map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.06.70
AC
--
4RM
--
AE
--
--
8RM
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - HARLESDEN (Monday-Saturday) - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between New Barnet and North Finchley and further withdrawn evenings Golders Green to North Finchley. Also withdrawn peaks Acton Vale to Hammersmith.
Saturday withdrawn between Golders Green and New Barnet and between Willesden Junction and Hammersmith
Sundaywithdrawn between Willesden Garage and Willesden Junction.

16.01.71
AC
--
4RM
--
FY
--
--
7RM
SE
11RM
--
--

Sunday (AE) transferred to (FY)

RM837 shorlty before the Barnet end of the route was withdrawn

© Eamonn Kentell
28.10.78
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Service made less complicated !! under Busplan2

26.10.80
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4Mc

Sunday (SE) converted from RML to M crew.

25.04.81
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4RM

Sunday vehicle type reverted to RM.

15.08.81
AC141+
17RM
--
6RM
 
AC161+
--
10RM
--

Stonebridge Garage closed - AC take up full responsibility.

02.02.85
AC141+
10M
8M
5M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Monday-Friday evenings/Sat early am & evgs/Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Friday except evenings/Sat shop hrs)
Converted to One Man Operation and withdrawn south of Harlesden.

21.11.87
AC141+
13M
13M
7M

NORTH FINCHLEY (except  evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN ( evenings ) Cricklewood - Willesden - Harlesden - Acton Lane - Park Royal - East Acton - Old Oak Common Lane - Uxbridge Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Extended from Harlesden to Shepherds Bush via withdrawn 255

Note that Mon-Sat Route 260 and 297 shared the same duty rota

1987 entry

This has been extracted from the 1987 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital

Allocation Books

23.06.90
AH1+
13ON
12ON
7ON
logo Contract reassigned to Armchair

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Revised to run end to end at all times

 

 

 

 

Armchair Olympian at Caxton Road stand which is now part of the Westfields complex

This image is one of 1800 images available with the Metroline download

 

 

27.06.98
AC641+
14M
13M
8M
logo Contract transferred from Armchair to Metroline (AC)

m1383

 

M1383 arriving at Caxton Road

This download contains over 450 photos of the Metrobus type in service

12.10.02
HR451+
15AV
14AV
11AV

Allocation transferred to Harlesden (HR)

AV25

 

AV25 approaches Golders Green on the Finchley Road

This image is one of 1800 images available with the Metroline download

28.06.03
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Renewal of contract.
Withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley. Withdrawn section covered by new Route 460.
Allocation moved to Willesden where the 297 was transferred to Perivale (PV) to make room

Taken from July 2003 allocation book - which will be available for sale soon
17.04.04
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

Revised stand at Shepherds Bush by the Central Line Station.

24.03.07
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

Rerouted via new bus station within Central Middlesex Hospital - Park Royal.

vpl189

 

VPL189 has escaped a 52 duty to help out on the 260 at Park Royal

This image is one of 1800 images available with the Metroline download

29.11.08
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Extended from Shepherds Bush to White City via new link Road.

VP474

 

The driver on VP474 catches up with the news whilst on the stand at White City

This image is one of 1800 images available with the Metroline download

26.06.10
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP
logo Contract renewal
260 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.06.15
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

Contract extended for two years

24.06.17
AC301+
16VWH
15VWH
11VWH

WHITE CITY  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Contract renewal with new buses

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Crew changeover point outside garage

AE Hendon
Crew changeover point Golders Green Station

FY Finchley
Crew changeover point North Finchley Bus Station

SE Stonebridge
Crew changeover point Craven Park

W Cricklewood
Crew changeover point Cricklewood Broadway

HR Harlesden / PR Park Royal
Crew changeover point Harlesden

Armchair
Crew changeover point Shepherds Bush (Caxton Road stand)

 

Current times for Route 260 260 live 260 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Saturday, 17.06.17