Route History

Route 1 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.60
R
3RTL
--
3RTL

LONDON BRIDGE --- SOUTHALL Brent Road ( except Sat night )
This Route was previously numbered 289 but was part of a scheme to renumber all night routes in the "N" series to make available the numbers for the trolleybus replacement routes although  this number remained vacant until 1968 and was used for a local route in the Thornton Heath area

N89 times
Scanned from May 1961 Red Book

A careful study shows that the last three arrivals at London Bridge had a relief before returning to Riverside Garage - at this time timetables did not reveal garage journeys therefore Shepherds Bush is the last timing point shown although buses worked in service to Hammersmith
01.07.64
R
3RTL
--
3RTL
N89 times
A  study of the timetable reveals that in order to minimise alterations to the timetable for meal relief purposes the 0206 and 0250 journeys from Brent Road were cut back to Southall Garage and the departures from Southall were earlier to allow time for the dead run to Liverpool Street. The start and finish times remained the same

Meal relief point moved from London Bridge to Liverpool Street - buses running out of service between the two points

01.10.65
R
3RT
--
3RT

RTL type withdrawn

01.02.66
R
3RM
--
3RM

RM type introduced

Cental section
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
 
18.04.70
R
3RML
--
3RML

RML type introduced spare from Route 74B

18.09.71
R
3RML
--
3RML


LONDON BRIDGE - Marble Arch - Edgware Road - Paddington Station - Lancaster Gate - SOUTHALL  Brent Road
Diverted between Lanacaster Gate and Marble Arch via Paddington Station

N89 times
Note that although the route was diverted via Paddington the running time from end to end was reduced by  4 minutes
05.03.76
R71+
3RML
--
3RML

LIVERPOOL STREET STN ( meal relief journeys ) - LONDON BRIDGE - SOUTHALL Brent Road( except Sat nights )
Meal relief journeys now revised to run in service - see timetable below

N89 times
Note also a change of policy whereas garage journeys were now shown
28.10.78
R71+
3RM
--
3RM

Reverted to RM type as a consequennce of Riverside losing Route 74B

04.09.82
HL131+
3M
3M
3M

LIVERPOOL STREET STN ( meal relief journeys ) - LONDON BRIDGE - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Nightly )
Converted to OPO and reallocated to Hanwell (HL)
Sat night service introduced

13.04.84
HL131+
4M
4M
4M

LIVERPOOL STREET STN ( meal relief journeys ) - LONDON BRIDGE - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( journeys ) or Southall - Hayes End - UXBRIDGE ( nightly )
Rerouted between Monument and St Pauls via Cannon Street and New Change instead of Bank and Cheapside
Rerouted between Holborn Station and Tottenham Court Road Stn via Kingsway - Aldwych - Strand - Trafalgar Square - and Charing Cross Road
Rerouted between Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate direct via Bayswater Road instead of Paddington Station
Extended from Southall to Uxbridge via Route 207 although a few journeys were retained to Brent Road

N89 times
Note that journeys to Liverpool Street now go direct instead of via London Bridge Station although most journeys from Liverpool Street still double run via London Bridge
Click timetable to enlarge
02.02.85
HW41+
4M
5M
4M

Allocation moved from Hanwell (HL) to Southall (HW)

09.10.85
HW41+
4M
7M
4M

LONDON BRIDGE STN - WATERLOO ( meal relief journeys ) - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( journeys ) - UXBRIDGE STATION
Meal relief point changed from Liverpool Street to Waterloo thus section between London Bridge and Liverpool Street withdrawn

08.08.86
HL241+
4M
7M
4M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - WATERLOO ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( journeys ) - UXBRIDGE STATION
Service revised  terminate at Trafalgar Square except for meal relief journeys to Aldwych and Waterloo
Service to London Bridge cted to one journey eastbound and 2 westbound
Southall (HW) closed - allocation moved to Hanwell (HL)

10.07.87
HL241+
4M
7M
4M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - VICTORIA BUS STATION ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Fri/Sat journeys ) - UXBRIDGE STATION
Sun/Thu night journeys to Brent Road withdrawn
Meal relief point changed to Victoria thus Waterloo journeys withdrawn.

05.05.89
HL241+
4M
7M
4M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - VICTORIA ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SOUTHALL Brent Rd ( Fri/Sat journeys ) - HEATHROW NORTH ( Sun am jny ) or UXBRIDGE
One Sun am journey projected via Route 105 from Brent Road to Heathrow North

05.02.93
UX
4M
7M
4M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - VICTORIA ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - UXBRIDGE or 1 sun am journey extended from Brent Road to Uxbridge via Cranford - Bath Road - double run Heathrow Central then Harmondsworth - Sipson - West Drayton - Yiewsley UXBRIDGE STATION
Sun am journey to Heathrow North extended to Heathrow Central and Uxbridge
Brent Road journeys withdrawn except for Sun am journey to Heathrow and Uxbridge
Hanwell (HL) withdrawn in favour of Uxbridge (UX)

21.05.93
ON
3M
3M
3M
 
UX
5M
8M
5M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - VICTORIA ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - UXBRIDGE or 1 sun am journey extended from Brent Road to Uxbridge via Cranford - Bath Road - double run Heathrow Central then Harmondsworth - Sipson - West Drayton - Yiewsley UXBRIDGE STATION OR BIFURCATE at Ealing Broadway via E2 to Greenford - 282 to Eastcote Lane and 114 to RUISLIP STATION
Bifurcated at Ealing to Ruislip to replace withdrawn N50
Alperton (ON) allocation added

07.10.95
ON
3M
3M
3M
 
UX
M
8M
5M

LONDON BRIDGE STN  - VICTORIA ( meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - UXBRIDGE OR BIFURCATE at Ealing Broadway via E2 to Greenford - 282 to Eastcote Lane and 114 to RUISLIP STATION
Last night of Heathrow Airport journey

11.10.96
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and London Bridge
Section between Ealing and Ruislip withdrawn
Renumbered N207

 

Garages

R Riverside
Meal Relief point -
1960-1964 London Bridge Station
1964 - 1982 Liverpool Street

HL Hanwell
Meal Relief point -
1982 - 1985 Liverpool Street
1987 - 1989 Waterloo

1989 - 1993 Victoria

HW Southall
Meal Relief point -
1985 - 1985 Liverpool Street
1985 - 1986 Waterloo

UX Uxbridge
Meal Relief point - Victoria

ON Alperton
Meal Relief point - Victoria

 


 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 10.10.17