Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
ON
5RT
5RT
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE - Neasden Lane - Neasden - Wembley Park - Wembley Park Drive - Wembley High Road - Ealing Road - Alperton - Manor Farm Road - then via Aintree Road - Bideford Avenue - Dawlish Avenue - or Bilton Road - Horsenden Lane South - Dawlish Avenue - PERIVALE Bideford Avenue ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn section of Route 46.

297 times
Extracted from September 68 Red Book
19.07.69
ON
7MB
5RT
--

Mon-Fri service converted to OPO - Saturday remained crew operated.

25.10.69
ON
7MB
6MB
--

Saturday service converted to OPO.
Perivale loop revised to operate in clockwise direction only.

05.02.72
ON
7DMS
6DMS
--

Converted to double deck operation.

DMS664

DMS664 Wembley High Road

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download


24.01.80
ON141+
7M
6M
--

Converted from Daimler Fleetline to MCW Metrobus operation.

M221

M221 Wembley High Road

This image available on the
Metrobus download

04.09.82
AC61+
8M
6M
--

WILLESDEN - PERIVALE CIRCULAR
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE replacing withdrawn Route 8 journeys. Alperton allocation replaced by Willesden which lost Route 8 at this time.

02.06.84
AC61+
10M
6M
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE - Neasden - Wembley - Alperton - Perivale - Teignmouth Gardens - Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Castlebar Hill - Castlebar Road - Montpelier Avenue - Eaton Rise - Castlebar Road - Haven Green - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Perivale to Ealing Broadway and rerouted westbound in Perivale via entire length of Dawlish Avenue instead of Rockford Avenue and Tavistock Avenue.

29.09.84
AC61+
10M
8M
--
 
ON141+
-
--
2M

WILLESDEN GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - Neasden - Wembley - or WEMBLEY ARENA (Suns) to Alperton - Perivale - Teignmouth Gardens - Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Castlebar Hill - Castlebar Road - Montpelier Avenue - Eaton Rise - Castlebar Road - Haven Green - EALING BROADWAY
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Sunday service introduced between Ealing and Wembley Arena to cater for Sunday Market operated by Alperton (ON).


02.06.85
AC61+
10M
8M
--
 
ON141+
-
--
2M


WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Sunday service extended from Wembley to Willesden

allocation book
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
01.12.90
ON141+
12DW+2M
10DW
3DW
logo Contract reassigned

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Converted to midibus operation except for a few Mon-Fri journeys which retained Metrobus but used buses ex 83 and 224.
The Mon-Fri additional Mon-Fri journeys diverted to WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE withdrawn.
Rerouted southbound Mon-Fri mornings via Perivale Station instead of Bideford Avenue and Dawllish Avenue.

DW4

 

DW4 seen at Park Lane, Wembley, just approaching the junction with Wembley High Road.


This image available on the
Single Deck download


06.07.91
ON
12DW
11DW
5DW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Metrobus journeys withdrawn.
Sunday routeing via Empire Way withdrawn in favour of MS routeing.

30.05.92
ON
12DW
11DW
5DW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Rerouted in Alperton via Athlon Road and Manor Farm Road (south) instead of Manor Farm Road (north) this section "hail and ride"
Rerouted in Ealing to operate direct via Castlebar Road instead of Eaton Rise and Montpelier Avenue.

06.06.97
ON
13DP
12DP
5DP

The "hail and ride" section of route in Alperton converted to fixed stop.

DP23

DP23 Alperton Sainsbury's

This image available on the
Single Deck download

05.12.98
AC321+
15DLD
14DLD
8DLD
logo Transferred from Centrewest (ON) to Metroline (AC) and allocated Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton
DLD92

DLD92 Haven Green

This image is available on the Metroline download

28.06.03
PV201+
15TP
14TP
11TP

Transferred within Metroline from Willesden (AC) to Perivale (PV)
Converted to double deck temporarily and the Darts were used for Route W8 until a low bridge problem at Edmonton was resolved.

TP303

TP303 Alperton

This image is available on the Metroline download

02.09.03
PV201+
15DLD
14DLD
11DLD

Converted back to single deck and the TP type transferred to Potters Bar for their rightful place on Route W8.

06.12.03
PV201+
15TP
14TP
11TP

Converted to double deck operation

23.06.07
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP

Loaned First buses used so that Metroline buses could be used on Route 7 until delivery of new buses.

TNL902

Hired TNL902 Western Avenue - Perivale

This image available on the
First London download


07.06.08
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP
Night service
PV671+
3TP
4TP
4TP

Night service introduced.

06.12.08
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP
Night service
PV671+
3TP
4TP
4TP

Contract renewal

07.03.09
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

Allocation moved to Perivale West and converted to TE operation

TE895

TE895 Haven Green

This image is available on the Metroline download

01.05.14
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

2014 MAP
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.12.15
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

Contract renewal

13.05.17
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

Revised daily times

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Changeover point at garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point at garage

PV Perivale West
Changeover point Perivale Station

PA Perivale
Changeover point Perivale Station

Route 297 current times 297 live 297 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 21.05.17