Route History

Route 079A fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.08.52
ON
9STL
6STL
3RT

EDGWARE STATION - Canons Park Stn - Queensbury - Honeypot Lane - Kingsbury - Preston Hill - North Wembley - Wembley - Alperton - Manor Farm Road - Bilton Road - Aintree Road - Bideford Avenue - PERIVALE [Dawlish Avenue] - Western Avenue - Greenford - Target - NORTHOLT AIRPORT (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat 2 jnys)

19.05.54
ON
9RT
6RT
3RT

Diverted Sat/Sun via Perivale loop anti clockwise ie Alperton - Aintre Road - Bideford Avenue return via Horsenden Lane South - Perivale Station - Bilton Road.

03.11.54
ON
8RT
6RT
3RT

EDGWARE - PERIVALE - NORTHOLT [Target] (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat 2 jnys)
Withdrawn between Northolt Target and Northolt Airport.

17.10.56
ON
8RT
6RT
3RT

EDGWARE - PERIVALE - NORTHOLT [Target] (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat 2 jnys)
Sunday Route altered to run in both clockwise and anticlockwise loop at Perivale to part compensate for Route 79 withdrawal on this day.

79a times

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

Unfortunately the inspector who owned this book marked out the Sunday timetable in readiness for November changes

30.04.58
ON
8RT
6RT
5RT
1958 map

Scanned from April 1958 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

26.11.58
ON
8RT
5RT
--

EDGWARE - PERIVALE (MS) - NORTHOLT (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat 2 jnys)
Sunday Route withdrawn. - partly compensated with the 92B covering the Wembley to Preston Road section.

10.07.66
ON
>6RT
4RT
--

EDGWARE - PERIVALE (MS) - NORTHOLT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route to Northolt withdrawn.

07.09.68
ON
7RT
6RT
--

EDGWARE - ALPERTON (MS) - NORTHOLT [Target] (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Alperton and Perivale except for peak journeys to Northolt - this section replaced by new 297.

25.10.69
ON
7MB
6MB
--

EDGWARE - ALPERTON (MS) - NORTHOLT [Target] (Mon-Fri lunchtime journeys)
Northolt journeys restricted to lunchtime only - the remainder being transferred to Route 79. These journeys also ran westbound via Aintree Road but returned via Perivale Station.
Converted to single deck OPO operation.

mb620

MB620 Alperton Station stand

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

28.04.73
ON
5MB
4MB
--

EDGWARE STN - ALPERTON (MS)
Withdrawn between Alperton and Northolt without replacement although the peak buses on Route 79 still operated.

02.06.74
ON
5DMS
4DMS
--

Converted to double deck operation.

24.01.80
ON
5M
5M
--

DMS type replaced by Metrobuses.

17.05.80
ON
7M
6M
--

EDGWARE - Alperton - Mount Pleasant - Beresford Avenue - North Circular Road - Iveagh Avenue - Park Royal Trading Estate - Twyford Abbey Road - Abbey Road - Acton Lane - Station Road - WILLESDEN JUNCTION STN (MS)
Extended from Alperton to Willesden Junction - this allowed most Route 12 short workings between Park Royal Trading Estate and Willesden Junction to be withdrawn.

23.04.83
ON
5M
5M
--

EDGWARE STN - ALPERTON STN (MS)
Withdrawn between Alperton and Willesden Junction - replaced by revised 79 - and rerouted in Kingsbury via The Mall instead of Preston Hill.

21.11.87
Renumbered 79 and transferred to London Buslines

Operating Garage

ON Alperton
Changeover at Alperton Station.

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