Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
PB
12RT
11RT
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - Wood Green - Palmers Green - Southgate - Cockfosters - Potters Bar - then Cranbourne Road - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) or Cecil Road - SOUTH MIMMS Blanche Lane (Sats) CLARE HALL HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri/Sat jnys) Barnet Way - Elstree Way - BOREHAMWOOD Chester Road (Mon-Fri am/pm jny)
NEW SERVICE REPLACING PART OF 29 AND ALL OF 29B.

1968 allocation book entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
1968 times
Extracted from September 1968 Red Book
RT2068

RT2068 Cockfosters Station

© john Reed

01.01.70
PB
12RT
11RT
--
1970 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
24.01.70
AD
--
8RM
--
 
WN
14RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - Manor House - Turnpike Lane - Wood Green - Palmers Green - Southgate - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn north of Cockfosters - replaced by new service 299
New Saturday Palmers Green (AD)  and Mon-Fri Wood Green (WN) allocation introduced.


13.06.70
AD
7RM
8RM
--
 
WN
7RM
6RM
--

Part of Mon-Fri WN allocation transferred to Palmers Green (AD)

16.01.71
AD
7RM
6RM
--

Wood Green allocation withdrawn.

16.06.73
AD
5RM
5RM
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane

RM513

RM513 Chase Side

This image available with the Routemaster download

14.06.75
AD
7RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Service restored between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane.

19.03.77
AD71+
5RM
5RM
3RM

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - SOUTHGATE STATION (Suns) - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane.
Sunday service introduced between Turnpike Lane Station and Southgate Station replacing withdrawn section of service 29 

27.09.80
PB41+
5DMS
4DMS
2DMS
 
WN71+
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
ONE PERSON OPERATION COMMENCED
Extended to South Mimms replacing withdrawn service 299.
Palmers Green allocation withdrawn in favour of Potters Bar (PB) and Wood Green (WN).

19.09.81
PB41+
5DMS
4DMS
2DMS
 
WN71+
5M
5M
2M

Metrobus operation introduced at Wood Green (WN)

dms

DMS876 seen at South Mimms

© Peter Horrex


19.12.81
PB41+
5M
4M
2M
 
WN71+
5M
5M
2M

Metrobus operation introduced at Potters Bar (PB)

04.09.82
PB41+
--
--
2M
 
WN71+
9M
7M
--

M785

M785 Southgate Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download


Mon-Sat PB allocation withdrawn - and Sunday Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.

23.04.83
PB41+
9M
6M
4M

Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.

21.06.86
SA
dd
dd
dd
logo  New contract

LR81

LR81 Chase Side - Southgate

This image available on the
Arriva download

22.02.88
SH
7dd
7dd
3dd
grey green Contract reassigned

01.02.90
NP221+
3midi
3midi
2midi
logo Contract reassigned

CLARE HALL HOSPITAL - Blanche Lane - South Mimms - Cecil Road - Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Withdrawn between Southgate and Turnpike Lane and converted to Mercedes midibus operation

616
This Mercedes midibus with the running number 222 displayed in the cab at Southgate 616 also at Southgate
This image available on the
First London download
10.03.97
AD
4DRL
4DRL
3DRL
LOGO Operated by Arriva North

CLARE HALL HOSPITAL - Blanche Lane - South Mimms - Cecil Road - Potters Bar Stn (double run) Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Diverted to serve Potters Bar Station.

DRL49

DRL49 Southgate Station

This image available on the
Single Deck download

31.01.98
WN301+
4LDR
4LDR
3LDR

Palmers Green (AD) allocation transferred to Wood Green (WN)

02.02.02
WN301+
6LDR
6LDR
4LDR

POTTERS BAR Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate - Potters Bar Stn (double run) Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - Southgate - Waterfall Road - ARNOS GROVE STATION
Withdrawn between Potters Bar and South Mimms - this section covered by new 398 Potters Bar and Borehamwood but extended from Southgate to Arnos Grove Station via High Street - Waterfall Road and Bowes Road.

LDR18

LDR18 POTTERS BAR STATION

This image available on the
Arriva download

03.02.07
WN301+
5DWL
6DWL
4DWL

Contract renewal

DWL DWL43 Arnos Grove Station
27.11.10
WN301+
5DWL
6DWL
4DWL

ARNOS GROVE STATION  -  POTTERS BAR STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings - Saturday  - Sunday )   -   POTTERS BAR Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Withdrawn between Potters Bar Station and Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate Mon-Fri evenings,Sat and Sun

AE12

AE12 Potters Bar Station

Note the registration DS to reflect Dean Sullivan the owner of Sullivan Buses

2011 map

Extracted from Arriva Map 2011 drawn by Mike Harris which is available for sale
Click map to enlarge

The Greater London Bus Map

04.02.12
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE
Contract reassigned to Sullivan;s Buses operating from their South Mimms base

RML2272

January 9th 2017 I was the conductor of RML2272 on a LUL strike day and am seen here at Arnos Grove with my driver Mark Davis

Click image for enlarged picture

04.02.17
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE

Contract renewal

E80

Before the new Enviros were put to work on the 217, our route acted as a test bed in the preceding weeks to introduction.
E80 is seen here near Arnos Grove

© Ian Jordan

03.06.17
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE

POTTERS BAR STATION  -  ARNOS GROVE STN
Withdrawn between Potters Bar Station and Cranborne Road Industrial Estate

 

Operating Garages

SM South Mimms
Changeover point at Cranborne Road except evenings and weekends when Potters Bar Station

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point garage.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point garage up to 1990
From 1998 changeover at Arnos Grove - crews using Piccadilly Line

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Lion

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point at ?


341 times live stands Tender Specs Route 298 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 30.05.17