Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
--
--
10LT
 
MH
27LT
27LT
11LT
 
Q
7ST
7ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - Colney Hatch Lane - Muswell Hill Broadway - Highgate Station - Archway - Holloway Road - Highbury Corner - Upper Street - Islington High Street - City Road - Moorgate - King William Street - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Borough - Elephant - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond -- West Croydon - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Sunday )


Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click to enlarge

20.04.35
Q
7ST
7ST
--
 
MH
27LT
27LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by Route 43A  which ran from Friern Barnet to Croydon Airport.

11.09.35
MH
34LT
34LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn

02.10.35
AK
--
--
11LT
 
MH
34LT
34LT
10LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTH CROYDON ( Suns )
Sunday service reintroduced as a consequence of 43A withdrawal

12.04.36
MH
38LT
38LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by Route 43A  which ran from Friern Barnet to Croydon Airport.

28.03.37
AK
--
--
15LT
 
MH
38LT
38LT
16LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond - Purley Way - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday service extended from London Bridge to Croydon Airport via withdrawn 43A

15.11.39
J
22STL
22STL
11STL
 
AK
--
--
10LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400/ Sunday evenings) - CROYDON AIRPORT( Suns except evenings)
Muswell Hill (MH) allocation withdrawn - daily Holloway (J) introduced
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Muswell Hill and Friern Barnet except for peaks
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn and Sats withdrawn from late afternoon
Sunday evenings withdrawn between London Bridge and Croydon Airport

03.01.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400/ Sunday evenings) - CROYDON AIRPORT( Suns except evenings)
Daily Holloway (J) allocation replaced by Muswell Hill (MH)

20.03.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings restored between London Bridge and Croydon Airport

24.11.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 ) - STREATHAM COMMON ( Sun evenings ) - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns except evenings)
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Streatham Common Greyhound and Croydon Airport

06.04.41
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between London Bridge and Croydon Airport
Sunday only Streatham (AK) withdrawn

29.10.41
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT
 
J
4ST
4ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BDY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Sat Holloway (J) allocation reintroduced

21.04.43
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT
 
J
4ST
4ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Fri evening service restored between Archway and Friern Barnet

09.01.46
MH
23LT
16LT
9LT
 
J
--
5STL
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Fri Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn


22.05.46
MH
23LT
21LT
11LT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BDY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday only Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

Date unknown
MH
24LT
21LT
11LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sats / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday pm service introduced between Archway and Friern Barnet

13.04.49
MH
24RT
21RT
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sats / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday pm service introduced between Archway and Friern Barnet
RT type introduced


11.10.50
MH
24RT
23RT
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri until 1900 / Sat until 1430 / Suns)
Sat evening service withdrawn

17.10.51
MH
24RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri until 1900 / Sat until 1430 / Suns)
Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation introduced.

13.02.52
MH
27RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Increased allocation MF


24.10.54
MH
27RT
23RT
9RT
 
J
--
--
2RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Most of Sunday only J allocation returned to MH.

04.05.55
MH
26RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Sunday Muswell Hill allocation withdrawn again.


30.04.58
MH
25RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
9RT

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

26.11.58
MH
23RT
13RT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall (Mon-Sat) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri finish 2030 - SAT finish 1430)
Sunday Route withdrawn - replaced between Highgate and London Bridge by revised Route 133.

08.11.61
MH
30RT
16RT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri)
FRIERN BARNET Town Hall
- CITY ROAD Windsor Terrace (Sat after 1400- 1800) - LONDON BRIDGE (Sat before 1400)
Mon-Fri evening Route introduced - SAT afternoon Route introduced.
Route increased as part of trolleybus replacement program.

21.06.63
MH
30RM
16RM
--

Routemaster introduction.

23.01.66
MH
30RM
16RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - LONDON BRIDGE  (Mon-Fri/ Sat before 1400)
Saturday afternoon Route withdrawn between Angel and City Road.

07.09.68
MH
27RM
10RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Moorgate and London Bridge

Extract from 1968 allocation book which is for sale

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


16.01.71
MH
26RML
9RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
RML introduction.



26.01.75
MH
26DM
7DM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
Daimler Fleetlines England (crew) introduction


28.10.78
MH101+
26DM
12DM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Mon-Sat through route introduced

Schillibeer DMS2646 seen in
Islington High Street

busmap.co.uk


04.09.82
MH101+
24RM
12RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Daimlers replaced by Routemasters.

23.04.83
FY31+
13RM
3RM
--
 
MH101+
11RM
10RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Finchley (FY) allocation introduced.

RM2049 shows a short lived ultimate blind used for garage journeys to FY. I dont believe FINCHLEY GARAGE is shown on any other roue , normally NORTH FINCHLEY sufficed

busmap.co.uk


21.06.86
MH101+
23RML
11RML
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Finchley allocation withdrawn and Muswell Hill converted to RML operation.

RML2597 without adverts

© Peter Horrex


14.07.87
MH101+
26M
13M
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.


25.02.89
MH101+
26M
13M
--

COLNEY HATCH LANE Hampden Road - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Hampden Road and Friern Barnet because of a problem with parked cars on the Friern Barnet stand

02.09.89
MH101+
26M
13M
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Restored between Hampden Road and Friern Barnet .

T745 Muswell Hill

© Peter Horrex

28.10.89
MH101+
22T
12T
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Metrobus replaced by Leyland Titan

T741 Holloway Road

busmap.co.uk

 


21.07.90
HT171+
22M
12M
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Muswell Hill garage closed - allocation transferred to Holloway (HT) and reverted to Metrobus operation.

M1114 Archway Road

busmap.co.uk


02.02.91
HT171+
22M
11M
7M

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY (Sun) -LIVERPOOL STREET (Sun except evenings) - FINSBURY SQUARE (Sun evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route re-introduced after 33 years - mostly replacing Route 263A which was withdrawn.

M878 Holloway Road seen on a Sunday jourey to Liverpool Sreet

busmap.co.uk

 

31.01.98
HT171+
27M
19M
9M

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday market hours diverted at Old Street Station via Shoreditch - Bishopsgate - Monument to London Bridge
Sunday extended from Muswell Hill to Friern Barnet and from Liverpool Street to London Bridge.

03.05.99
HT171+
27TP
20TP
10TP

Conversion to low floor double deck vehicles.

 

TP407 Islington High Street

 

13.03.04
HT171+
27VPL
22VPL
10VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE
Friern Barnet terminal changed to purpose built stand at Shapwick Close

 

TPL287 on the Sunday only section of route at Bishopsgate


06.11.04
HT171+
27VPL
22VPL
10VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday diversion via Old Street and Liverpool Street withdrawn.

07.11.04
HT171+
30VPL
22VPL
15VPL
 
HT841+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Start of new contract and 24 hour Route via daytime route commenced

VPL228 at the Shapwick Close stand

© Ian Armstrong


10.11.07
HT171+
30VPL
22VPL
15VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Enviro 400 appearances common from this date - due to loss of Route 24 contract.

HT Holloway inter mix their double deckers as seen here with TE688 at Shapwick Close stand

© Ian Armstrong


06.02.10
HT171+
32VPL
23VPL
16VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract extended for two years

04.02.12
HT171+
34VPL
24VPL
17VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract renewal

04.02.17
HT171+
35VPL
24VPL
17VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
7VPL
7VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract extended for two years

 

VW1244 at Angel, Islington

© Peter Horrex


30.09.17
HT171+
30VPL
24VPL
18VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Night service reduced

02.02.19
HT171+
32TE
24TE
18TE
Night Route
HT841+
4TE
4TE
4TE

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Contract renewal with new electric buses to  be introduced later in the year

01.0719
HT171+
32BDE
24BDE
18BDE
Night Route
HT841+
4TE
4TE
4TE

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Start date of gradual conversion to BDE type

Central section click here

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

Garages

FY Finchley
Changeover point at garage

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point Hampden Road

HT Holloway
Changeover point Upper Holloway Station

J Holloway
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point London Bridge Station

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 16.06.20