Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
M-Th nights
Fri nights
Sat nights
13.04.84
GM131+
1D
1D
1D

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  - Westminster - Victoria - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Tulse Hill, WEST NORWOOD STATION
NEW ROUTE:

05.07.84
GM131+
1M
1M
1M

Daimler type replaced by Metrobuses ex RLST.

27.10.84
GM131+
2M
2M
2M
 
HT101+
1M
1M
1M

FRIERN BARNET - Muswell Hill - Crouch End - Hornsey Rise - Archway - Tufnell Park - Kentish Town - Camden Town - Tottenham Court Road - Cambridge Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Victoria - then 2 journeys via Route 24 to PIMLICO Grosvenor Road
 or Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Tulse Hill - West Norwood, CRYSTAL PALACE
Extended from West Norwood to Crystal Palace via Route 2
Bifurcation introduced from Victoria to Pimlico replacing lost section on Route N92
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Friern Barnet

 
2704.85
GM131+
2M
2M
2M
 
HT101+
1M
1M
1M

Diverted southbound via Victoria Bus Station

25.09.87
GM131+
--
1M
--
 
HT101+
2M
2M
2M
 
MH91+
2M
2M
2M

GM allocation reduced to 1 duty Sat night. HT increased to 2 duties and new nightly MH introduced.

21.07.90
FY81+
4M
5M
4M
 
HT91+
--
2M
--

NORTH FINCHLEY ( garage journeys ) - FRIERN BARNET - PIMLICO ( 2 jnys ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Allocation change as above - MH replaced by FY.

18.07.92
FY81+
4M
5M
4M
 
HT91+
--
3M
--

NORTH FINCHLEY - FRIERN BARNET - PIMLICO ( 2 jnys ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Extended from Friern Barnet to North Finchley all the time - not just garage journeys.

04.12.93
HT311+
4M
8M
4M

Finchley (FY) allocation withdrawn.

23.06.95
HT401+
3M
6M
3M

HAMPSTEAD HEATH, Chalk Farm Road - Camden Town - Tottenham Court Road - Charing Cross Road - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Victoria, Pimlico Stn - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Tulse Hill - West Norwood, CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Camden Town and North Finchley and diverted instead to Hampstead Heath - (as part replacement for N93 )
Rerouted at Cambridge Circus to run direct to Trafalgar Square instead of via Piccadilly Circus - and the journeys to Pimlico withdrawn although all journeys diverted at Victoria via Wilton Road - Belgrave Road - Pimlico Station and back to line of route at Vauxhall Bridge Road.

N2 entry
 
27.11.99
HT401+
3M
6M
3M

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Hampstead Heath - this section replaced by new N24 which also replaced the Belgrave Road section in Pimlico thus returning the route to run along the whole length of Vauxhall Bridge Road.

01.04.00
N131+
4L
7L
7L

Start of new contract with Arriva London South operating from Norwood (N)

L37
L37 rests between trips at Canada House side entrance
29.08.03
N131+
4VLA
7VLA
7VLA

Converted to low floor dd operation.

01.04.05
N131+
4VLA
6VLA
5VLA

Contract with Arriva London South renewed.

03.04.10
N131+
4VLA
5VLA
5VLA

Contract renewal

N2 map

Extracted from 2014 Night Bus Map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

04.04.15
N131+
4VLA
6VLA
6VLA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CRYSTAL PALACE
Contract extended for two years

01.04.17
N131+
6HV
8HV
8HV

MARYLEBONE  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Contract renewal with new hybrid buses
Withdrawn between Victoria and Trafalgar Square and diverted to Marylebone via daytime Route 2

Garages

FY Finchley
Meal reliefs at Victoria

MH Muswell Hill
Meal reliefs at Victoria

HT Holloway
Meal reliefs at Victoria

GM Gillingham Street
Meal reliefs at Victoria

N Norwood
First half of duty Route 2 - meal relief at N - Second half N2

N1 times live stands Tender Specs  

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 20.07.17