Route History

03.12.93
WD
6T
6T
6T

VICTORIA BUS STATION - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly - Hyde Park Corner,  Knightsbridge - Royal Albert Hall - Kensington - Notting Hill Gate - Elgin Crescent - Ladbroke Grove - Kensal Rise - Staverton Road - High Road Willesden - Pound Lane - WILLESDEN Roundwood Park
New Route operated by London Coaches from Wandsworth Garage (WD)

N52 entry 1993
Taken from 1993 allocation book which is for sale ( pdf )
06.08.94
HR
6T
6T
6T

Operation transferred to Atlas Bus (Harlesden)

01.04.95
HR
6T
6T
6T

VICTORIA - WILLESDEN GARAGE
Withdrawn between Willesden Garage and Roundwood Park

25.11.95
AC
6T
6T
6T

Name changed to Metroline Atlas and transferred from HR to AC but still operated under Atlas name

14.09.96
AC1+
6T
6T
6T
logo Atlas name dropped,

25.01.97
AC1+
6AV
6AV
6AV


Converted from Titan to Volvo Olympian.


01.01.01
AC1+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

Progressive conversion from AV to VPL started allowing AV type to be transferred to Route 260

52 map
Scanned from leaflet dated 01.09.01
10.12.05
AC741+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

Contract renewal

27.06.09
AC741+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

VICTORIA - WILLESDEN GARAGE
Victoria stand changed from Bus Station to Vauxhall Bridge Road.
Buses set down in Terminus Place - then run dead to stand - first stop in Wilton Road on return - stand now occupied by Route C2

11.12.10
AC741+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

Contract extended for two years

08.12.12
Routeing via Piccadilly withdrawn - thus service now operated under the 52 number

Garages

WD Wandsworth
Meal reliefs taken at ?

HR Harlesden
Meal reliefs taken at ?

AC Willesden
Meal reliefs taken at ?

stands