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at 11.10.50
J
8RT
8RT
8RT

ARCHWAY STATION, Archway Road, Great North Road, East Finchley, East End Road, Regents Park Road, Finchley Central, Hendon Lane, Finchley Lane, Church Road, The Burroughs, HENDON CENTRAL STATION

26.11.58
J
9RT
7RT
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ARCHWAY STATION, HENDON CENTRAL STN (MS)
Sunday service withdrawn and diverted in East Finchley via Aylmer Road and The Bishops Avenue instead of direct Great North Road to part compensate for the withdrawal of Route 58.

01.02.61
HT
17RM
13RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL, Archway, Holloway Road, Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, Farringdon Road, Charterhouse Street, Holborn Circus, St Andrew Street, Shoe Lane, FARRINGDON STREET Stonecutter Street. (MS)
Extended from Archway to Farringdon Street as part of Trolley Bus replacement program, Stage 9

11.11.61
HT
15RM
13RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL, ARCHWAY STN (Sat evgs), KINGS CROSS (Sat afts) , FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Saturday afternoons withdrawn between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street and further withdrawn evenings between Archway and Kings Cross.

31.12.66
HT
16RM
8RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL, ARCHWAY STN (Sat evgs), KINGS CROSS (Sat afts) , FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri)
Saturday withdrawn between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street.

RM744

RM744 with Upper Case blnds

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30.11.68
HT
11MB
6MB
5MB

HENDON CENTRAL, ARCHWAY STN
Converted to single deck OPO and withdrawn between Archway and Farringdon Street. Reverted to direct routeing via Great North Road instead of The Bishops Avenue.
Sunday service re-introduced to compensate for the withdrawn section of Route 133.

17.02.73
HT
8MB
4MB
3MB

ARCHWAY STATION, Highgate Hill, Highgate Village, North Road, Great North Road, East Finchley, Finchley, Hendon, HENDON CENRAL STN
Re-routed between Archway and East Finchley via Highgate Village.

SM331

SMS331 Hendon

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Single Deck CD

27.04.75
HT
8DMS
4DMS
3DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

31.01.76
HT
8DMS
6DMS
3DMS

ARCHWAY STATION, HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800, Sunday) , Hendon Way, BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800 , 1830)
Extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross during shopping periods

28.10.78
AE41+
7DMS
5DMS
2DMS

Holloway (HT) allocation transferred to Hendon (AE)

10.02.80
AE41+
7M
5M
2M

DMS replaced by Metrobus that somewhat resembles action RPG transport

04.09.82
AE41+
6M
5M
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ARCHWAY STATION (daytime), EAST FINCHLEY STN (evenings), HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800), Hendon Way, BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800, 1830)
Sunday service withdrawn and MS evenings between East Finchley and Archway.

04.02.84
AE41+
6M
5M
1M

ARCHWAY STATION (daytime), EAST FINCHLEY STN (Sun afts,MS evenings), HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800Sun afts), Hendon Way, BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800, 1830)
Sunday afternoons re-introduced between Hendon Central and East Finchley.

06.06.87
HT131+
7M
7M
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ARCHWAY STATION (daytime), EAST FINCHLEY STN (evenings), HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800), Hendon Way, BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800, 1830)
Hendon garage closure, allocation transferred to Holloway (HT). Sunday service withdrawn replaced by 271.

14.11.87
EW1+
8M
9M
--

Holloway (HT) allocation moved to Edgware (EW).

02.02.91
EW1+
9SR
11SR
5SR

ARCHWAY STN, Highgate Village, East Finchley, East End Road, Squires Lane, Long Lane, Finchley Central, Regents Park Road, Gravel Hill Hendon, HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800, Sunday), BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800, 1830)
Converted to minibus operation and diverted in Finchley as shown.
Sunday service re-introduced. Mon-Fri school times, extra journeys
operated via old route and were numbered 143A

DR88

DR88 (EW7) with Skipper branding

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08.01.94
W801+
9DR/SR
9DR/SR
5DR/SR

Edgware (EW) allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

DR40

DR40 (W803) Brent Cross

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Single Deck CD

15.10.95
W801+
9DR
9DR
5DR

ARCHWAY STN, Highgate Village, East Finchley, East End Road, Squires Lane, Long Lane, Finchley Central, Regents Park Road, Gravel Hill Hendon, HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100, Sat after 1800, Sunday), BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800, 2100, Sat 0800, 1830, Sunday shopping hours)
Sunday shopping hours extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross.

02.09.96
W801+
9DR/1M
9DR
5DR

Double deck schoolday journeys introduced between Archway and East Finchley Cemetry.

M352

M352 performs a school trip

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MCW Metrobus CD

29.06.98
W801+
9DR
9DR
5DR
 
NE
1DD
--
--

The double deck schoolday journeys transferred to London Traveller, operated from a base in Great Central Way, Neasden

GOG237W

London Traveller GOG237W

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MCW Metrobus CD

25.07.98
W801+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
NE
1DD
--
--

Start of new contract with single deck low floor buses.
Early am service extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross.

DLD170

DLD170 Archway stand

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Metroline CD

23.08.99
W801+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
HN
2DD
--
--

Schoolday dd journeys transferred from London Traveller to Metropolitan operating from a base in Harlesden.

M76

 

Ex LT M76 copying the American style of school bus

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Metroline CD

 

04.03.00
HT41+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
HN
2DD
--
--

Transferred within Metroline from Cricklewood (W) to Holloway (HT)

DML46

DML46 (HT49) Highgate Hill

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Metroline CD

09.11.02
W151+
10DLD
10DLD
7DLD
 
HN
3DD
--
--

Transferred within Metroline from Holloway (HT) to Cricklewood (W) .
This was a chain reaction with the 143 and C11 moved to Cricklewood to make room for the 24.
The 205 was moved from Cricklewood to a new base at Perivale (PV) .

M231

M231 sports a most unusual blind with the announcement that the 143 is a LONDON TRANSPORT BUS SERVICE

The full image available on the
Metroline CD

28.06.03
W151+
12DLD
12DLD
9DLD
 
HT251+
2TP/134
--
--

ARCHWAY STN, BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre
Extended late evenings from Hendon Central to Brent Cross. The SDO dd journeys transferred to Metroline (HT)

21.05.05
PA131+
12DLF
11DLF
10DLF
 
HT251+
2TP/134
--
--

Operation trnasferred to Thorpes base at Perivale using Thorpes liveried buses
HT allocation retained for the SDO only work

DLM154

 

DLM154 turns into Macdonald Road from Highgate Hill

The full image available on the
Metroline CD

 

06.01.07
PA131+
12DP
11DP
9DP
 
HT251+
3TP/134
--
--

Contract formally transferred to Metoline Travel

DLF100

 

DLF100 Highgate Village

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Metroline CD

 

01.05.10
PA131+
13DLD
11DLD
9DLD
 
HT251+
3VPL/134
--
--

The hail and ride section in Finchley along Long Lane and Squires Lane converted to fixed stop.

26.06.10
PA131+
13DE
11DE
9DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

Contract renewal with Metroline

DE1135

DE1135, note the different liveries comparing with the C11

The full image available on the
Metroline CD

09.06.12
W1+
13DE
11DE
9DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

Allocation moved from Perivale (PA) to Cricklewood (W)

This map was extracted from  The Greater London Bus Map, issue33

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Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point Archway

HT Highgate
Changeover point Archway

AE Hendon
Changeover point outside garage

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Brent Cross

EW Edgware
Changeover point Brent Cross

PA Perivale (Thorpes)
Changeover point ?

HN Metropolitan
Changeover point ?

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