Route History

Route 79 fares

Date of intro
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AC
4ST
4ST
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ALPERTON Fox & Goose - Alperton - Wembley - Park Lane - PRESTON ROAD STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Prior to this date had been numbered 219

12.10.38
AC
5STL
4STL
3STL
 
W
4STL
4STL
3STL

PARK ROYAL STATION - Western Avenue - Ealing Road - Alperton - Wembley - Park Lane - Preston Road - Kingsbury Green - Hay Lane - COLINDALE STATION
Sunday service introduced
Extended from Alperton to Park Royal Station and Preston Road to Colindale replacing Route 119
Daily Cricklewood (W) added

07.06.39
ON
9STL
8STL
6STL

Cricklewood (W) and Willesden (AC) withdrawn in favour of new Alperton (ON) allocation

08.11.39
ON
9STL
8STL
6STL

PARK ROYAL - PRESTON ROAD STN (Mon-Sat evenings ) - COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Sun )
Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Preston Road and Colindale

13.11.40
ON
8STL
7STL
2STL

PARK ROYAL ( Mon-Sat ) -ALPERTON ( Suns ) - PRESTON ROAD STN (Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sunday service revised to run between Alperton and Preston Road only

02.04.41
ON
8STL
7STL
--

PARK ROYAL ( Mon-Sat ) - PRESTON ROAD STN ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by revised 72

29.10.41
ON
8STL
7STL
--

NORTHOLT Target Inn ( Mon-Sat peak journeys ) - Western Avenue - Ealing Rd - ALPERTON  - PRESTON ROAD STN ( Mon-Sat evenings )- COLINDALE STN ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
Withdrawn between Alperton and Park Royal .
Mon-Sat peak journeys projected from Alperton to Northolt via Western Avenue

22.05.46
ON
12G
11G
--

NORTHOLT Target Inn ( Mon-Sat peak journeys ) - Western Avenue - Ealing Rd - ALPERTON ( Mon-Sat ) - COLINDALE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat evening service restored between Preston Road and Colindale

13.04.49
ON
11G
9G
8G

NORTHOLT Target Inn ( Mon-Sat peak journeys ) - ALPERTON  - COLINDALE STN
Sunday service restored between Alperton and Colindale replacing Route 72 on this day

20.07.49
ON
11G
3ST
10G
8G

NORTHOLT AIRPORT ( Mon-Sat peak journeys ) - ALPERTON  - COLINDALE STN
Northolt journeys extended from Target to Airport

1952 map

Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

06.08.52
ON
6STL
6STL
3RT

COLINDALE - Alperton - Bilton Road - Aintree Road - PERIVALE Dawlish Avenue
Re-routed at Alperton via Bilton Road instead of Hanger Lane and Northolt journeys transferred to New Route 79A.
Type change as above.

19.05.54
ON
6RT
6RT
4RT

COLINDALE - ALPERTON (Mon-Fri evgs) - PERIVALE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn Mon-Fri evenings between Alperton and Perivale.

06.10.54
ON
6RT
6RT
4RT

COLINDALE - ALPERTON (Mon-Fri evgs) Bilton Road - Aintree Road - PERIVALE (Sat & Sun returning via Horsenden Lane & Bilton Road)
Weekend loop working introduced in Perivale

17.10.56
ON
6RT
6RT
--

COLINDALE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat) - NORTH WEMBLEY (Mon-Fri evgs) - ALPERTON STATION (Mon-Fri evgs) - PERIVALE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between North Wembley and Colindale
Sunday withdrawn.

30.04.58
ON
6RT
6RT
--
79 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
31.12.66
ON
5RT
--
--

COLINDALE - PERIVALE (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTHOLT Target (pm peak journey)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn altogether but One pm peak journey extended to Northolt.
Saturday withdrawn.

07.09.68
ON
4RT
--
--

COLINDALE - ALPERTON (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Withdrawn between Alperton and Perivale / Northolt.

25.10.69
ON
5MB
--
--

COLINDALE - ALPERTON (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTHOLT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Peak hours extended to Northolt Target.
CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION.

14.12.72
ON
5MB
--
--

GRAHAME PARK ESTATE - ALPERTON (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTHOLT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Colindale to Grahame Park Estate.

28.04.73
ON
9MB
5MB
--

BURNT OAK BROADWAY - Watling Avenue - Montrose Avenue - Lan Acre - Grahame Park Way - Colindale Avenue - Kingsbury - North Wembley - Wembley - ALPERTON (MS) - Bilton Road - Aintree Road - Bideford Avenue - (return via Horsenden Lane) Western Avenue - NORTHOLT Target (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri evening and Saturday Route introduced. Extended from Grahame Park Estate to Burnt Oak Broadway.

02.06.74
ON
9DMS
5DMS
--

Converted to double deck operation.

DMS705

DMS705 seen at Alperton Station on the first day of operation

© Eamonn Kentell

01.03.75
ON
9DMS
6DMS
4DMS

BURNT OAK - ALPERTON -; NORTHOLT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route introduced between Burnt Oak and Alperton.

28.10.78
ON
9DMS
6DMS
4DMS

BURNT OAK - ALPERTON - NORTHOLT STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Northolt journeys extended from Target to Station via Church Road.

24.01.80
ON
9M
6M
4M

Converted to Metrobus operation.

17.05.80
ON
5M
6M
4M

BURNT OAK - ALPERTON
Withdrawn between Alperton and Northolt.

23.04.83
ON
8M
7M
4M

BURNT OAK - ALPERTON (Suns) Mount Pleasant - Beresford Avenue - Park Royal - WILLESDEN JUNCTION STN (MS)
MS extended from Alperton to Willesden Junction via Park Royal.

02.06.84
ON
8M
7M
5M

BURNT OAK - Alperton then WILLESDEN JUNCTION (MS) or Bilton Road - Horsenden Lane - Argyle Road - Castlebar Hill - EALING BROADWAY (Suns)
Sun extended from Alperton to Ealing Broadway.
** This was most unusual - a route in London having two separate branches for weekday and Sunday workings.

29.09.84
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point garage

AC Willesden
Changeover point not known

W Cricklewood
Changeover point not known

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