Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AE
24NS
18NS
--
 
W
21NS
16NS
--

LONDON BRIDGE STATION - Cannon Street - St Pauls - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Portman Square - Baker Street - Lord's - Swiss Cottage - Finchley Road - Childs Hill - Golders Green - Brent street - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Sat )

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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25.10.39
AE
32STD
30STD
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat )
Mon-Fri mid-day withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn

29.12.43
AE
28STD
9ST
24STD
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
Sat between peaks withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon

02.05.45
AE
37STD
24STD
--
 
W
6STL
--
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) reintroduced

09.01.46
AE
30STD
24STD
--
 
W
18ST
12ST
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
Saturday Cricklewood (W) ) reintroduced

Taken from 1949 Red Book
05.05.48
AE
30STD
23STD
--
 
W
18RT
14RT
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
Cricklewood (W) introduced RT type

14.05.52
AE
30RT
25RT
--
 
W
18RT
9RT
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
RT type introduced at AE.

Taken from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
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22.10.52
AE
30RT
25RT
--
 
W
17RT
9RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon except for garage journeys to Hendon (AE)

The journeys that terminate or start at Childs Hill would have started or continued to Cricklewood Garage

17.03.54
AE
29RT
25RT
--
 
P
17RT
9RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
W allocation transferred to Old Kent Road (P)

30.04.58
AE
24RT
18RT
--
 
P
17RT
9RT
--
GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Frequency cuts


26.11.58
AE
18RT
13RT
--
 
W
12RT
8RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
P garage closed - allocation transferred back to W.

04.03.59
AE
22RT
13RT
--
 
RL
10RT
8RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
W allocation transferred to Rye Lane (RL) because of staff shortages in West and North West London.

13.05.59
AE
22RT
21RT
--
 
RL
10RT
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Rye Lane (RL) allocation withdrawn

RT309 (RL) London Bridge Station

Geoff Lloyd collection


18.12.62
AE
20RM
17RM
--
 
RL
13RM
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
RM type introduced.

22.03.69
AE
17RM
19RM
--
 
Q
15RM
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
RL garage closed - allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

 

 

RM216 waits for a Camberwell crew to take over at London Bridge

 

 


24.01.70
AE
15RM
13RM
--
 
MH
6RM
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Aldwych and London Bridge - replaced by new RED ARROW ROUTE 513.
Q allocation withdrawn but new Muswell Hill (MH) allocation introduced.

19.10.75
AE
15RM
12RM
--
 
MH
6RML
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
RML. replace RM at Muswell Hill (MH)

RM1428 Trafakgar Square seen performing a garage journey

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28.02.76
AE31+
15RML
12RML
--
 
MH81+
6RML
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
RML introduction at Hendon (AE

28.10.78
FY111+
22RML
16RML
8RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - Golders Green - Swiss Cottage - St Johns Wood - Baker Street - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sat/Sun) - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri)
Daily extended from Golders Green to North Finchley via Finchley Central but Saturday withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Aldwych.
Sunday Route introduced between North Finchley and Oxford Circus.
AE and MH allocations withdrawn in favour of new Finchley (FY) allocation.


M577 June 1982 sees a Metrobus substitution complete with "Pay Conductor" sign under the windscreen

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04.09.82
FY111+
19RML
18RML
8RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sun) -ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Oxford Circus to Aldwych.


07.02.87
FY111+
22RML
20RML
8M

NORTH FINCHLEY - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sun) -ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Sunday converted to One Person Operation.

 

T528 (FY) using one of the Titans that was transferred in from Muswell Hill (MH)

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25.05.91
FY111+
22RML
20RML
--
evgs & Suns
FY111+
11M
11M
8M

NORTH FINCHLEY - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sun) -ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat evening Route converted to One Person Operation

30.11.91
FY111+
22RML
20RML
--
evgs & Suns
FY111+
11M
11M
8M

NORTH FINCHLEY - ALDWYCH
Sunday extended from Oxford Circus to Aldwych.


04.12.93
BT111+
18RML
14RML
14RML

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Route transferred to Borehamwood Transport Routes.
Converted back to Crew Operation Sunday.

RML2663 Srand / Waterloo Place

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06.07.96
BT111+
18RML
14RML
14L/T

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Sunday Route reverted to OPO.

31.05.97
BT101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
HT61+
9M
9M
--
Sundays
HT41+
--
--
14M

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Mon-Sat evenings converted to OPO and transferred to MTL London (HT) using buses ex 134.
Sunday Route also transferred to
MTL London (HT).


04.09.99
EW101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
HT61+
9TP
9TP
--
Sundays
HT41+
--
--
14TP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Low floor type introduced at HT

 

 

TP45 (HT) Oxford Street

 


04.03.00
BT101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
EW
9M
9M
--
Sundays
EW731+
--
--
15M

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
OPO portion of route transferred within Metroline to Edgware (EW) using buses ex 113/240 Mon-Sat evenings


01.09.01
BT701+
19RM
17RM
12RM
evenings  
ex 114
ex 114
ex 114

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Route now fully contracted to Sovereign with daily Route fully crew operated by refurbished routemasters except for a few late evening journeys worked by DAF OPO double deckers prior to taking up Route on Route N13.

03.11.02
BT701+
17RM
16RM
9RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Sovereign taken over by London United

 

VA14 Park Road

 


22.10.05
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Converted to daily OPO - operated with Scania Omnidekka's

 

SLE32 Swiss Cottage

 


04.06
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
"London Sovereign" name replaced by "Transdev corporate livery

30.08.08
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Contract renewed - operator still Transdev Sovereign.

 

SP80 usually on Route 183 seen leaving
Golders Green

 


03.03.11
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Formal date for split with London United - transferred to Veolia-Transdev but still displays Transdev fleet names.

31.08.13
BT1+
20VH
17VH
12VH

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Contract renewal with new hybrid double deckers

 

 

VH14 Finchley Road, Golders Green

 


29.04.14
BT1+
21VH
17VH
12VH

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Route now operated by RATP - no change to operation

18.07.16
BT1+
21VH
17VH
12VH

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
New style VH buses entered service

VH45154 seen at Charing Cross

© Robert Donaldson


01.04.17
X
31MV
27MV
16MV
Night service
X
6MV
10MV
10MV

NORTH FINCHLEY  -  VICTORIA
Route 82 renumbered
Night service introduced replacing withdrawn N13
Contract reassigned to Tower Transit operating from Westbourne Park (X)

MV38221 Marble Arch

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2018 Map

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

Operating Garages

BT Edgware
Changeover at Golders Green

X Westbourne Park
Changeover at PARK ROAD London Business School and Golders Green ( Suns )
Some night duties have meal relief at North Finchley but mostly 1st half daytime 13, then meal break at North Finchley 2nd half night element

BT Borehamwood
Changeover at Golders Green

HT Holloway
Changeover at Golders Green

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover at Golders Green

W Cricklewood
Changeover at Golders Green

AE Hendon
Changeover at Golders Green

Q Camberwell
Changeover at London Bridge

RL Rye Lane
Changeover at London Bridge

P Old Kent Road
Changeover at London Bridge