Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AC
23ST+
22ST+
18ST
    1STL/6
2STL/8
2STL/18
2STL/8  
lt logo This route was previously numbered 518

FINCHLEY MEMORIAL - Brent - Neasden - North Circular Road - Stonebridge Park - Harlesden - Kensal Green - Harrow Road - Paddington Green - Marylebone Road - Euston Road - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm / Suns) - Grays Inn Road - Holborn Circus - Shoe Lane - Ludgate Circus - Southwark Bridge - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )

1934 wsetern section
1934 central section
Both maps extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
27.05.36
AC
23ST+
22ST+
18ST
    1STL/6
4STL/8
2STL/8  

FINCHLEY MEMORIAL ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat / Sun ) - BRENT STATION ( Mon-Fri ) - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm / Suns ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )
Mon-Fri withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks between Brent and Finchley

11.10.36
AC
23ST+
22ST+
17ST
    1STL/6
4STL/8
2STL/8  

FINCHLEY MEMORIAL ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat ) - BRENT STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sun) - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm / Suns ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )
Sunday withdrawn between Brent and Finchley

04.05.38
AC
23ST+
22ST+
--
    4ST/18A
2STL/8  

FINCHLEY MEMORIAL ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat ) - BRENT STATION ( Mon-Fri) - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )
Sunday service withdrawn

07.06.39
AC
22ST+
21ST+
--
    3STL/8
2STL/8  

BRENT STATION ( Mon-Sat) - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )
Withdrawn between Brent and Finchley

18.10.39
AC
22STL+
23STL+
--
    2STL/8
2STL/6  

BRENT STATION-- LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Withdrawn entirely during evenings
Saturday afternoons extended from Kings Cross to London Bridge

20.10.48
AC
18RT
17RT
--

RT type introduced

06.10.54
AC
18RTW
17RTW
--

RT allocation replaced by the wider RTW variety.

RTW185

RTW185 London Bridge Station

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

30.04.58
AC
16RTW
14RTW
--
18B times

The owner of the book which has been scanned has crossed out the Brent section as this was to be withdrawn in November 1958

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

28.11.58
X
12RTW
8RTW
--

HARLESDEN Willesden Junction - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Sat except evenings).
Withdrawn between Harlesden & Brent and allocation transferred from Willesden to Middle Row
.

14.10.59
X
12RTL
8RTL
--

RTW allocation replaced by RTL.
This was done because the engineers at Middle Row were finding it difficult to work on the RTW's as there were no spreadover buses laying over mid-day.

02.01.62
Route withdrawn - replaced by extending Route 18 from Wembley to London Bridge as per Sunday Route

Garages

AC Willesden
Crew Changeover point at Craven Park
Garage journeys left line of route at Craven Park and then via Route 660 to garage or at Neasden Lane then via Route 52 to garage

X Middle Row
Crew Changeover point at The Plough
Garage journeys left line of route at The Plough then via Ladbroke Grove - Kensal Road to garage