Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
PB
4DL
4DL
3DL
Prior to this date route was numbered 607

WHETSTONE Black Bull - East Barnet - Cockfosters - Oakwood - Enfield Chase - ENFIELD TOWN Daily

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Timetable kindly supplied by Alan Bond
Click timetable to enlarge


09.12.36
PB
4ST
4ST
3ST

WHETSTONE  -  ENFIELD TOWN
DL type replaced by ST

24.03.37
PB
8ST
8ST
5ST

ARKLEY - Barnet - New Barnet - Cockfosters - Enfield Chase - ENFIELD TOWN
Diverted at New Barnet to Arkley instead of Whetstone

23.02.38
E
3STL
--
--
 
PB
5ST
8ST
5ST

ARKLEY  -  ENFIELD TOWN
Mon-Fri Ponders End (E) allocation added

16.10.38
E
10STL
13STL
10STL
 
PB
5ST
5ST
--

ARKLEY - Barnet - New Barnet - Cockfosters - Enfield Chase - Enfield Town - Southbury Road. PONDERS END High Street : Mon-Sat journeys extended to PONDERS END Alma
Extended from Enfield Town to Ponders End
Ponders End Alma journeys replaced Route 69B
Sunday Potters Bar allocation withdrawn
Saturday & Sunday Ponders End (E) allocation added

Mon-Sat E allocation joint with 107A

13.12.39
E
10STL
13STL
10STL
 
PB
5LT
5LT
--

ARKLEY  -  PONDERS END High Street  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Potters Bar ST type replaced by LT

20.11.40
E
13STL
12STL
8STL
 
PB
5LT
5LT
5LT

ARKLEY  -  PONDERS END High Street  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday PB allocation reintroduced

05.03.41
E
18STL
18STL
18STL
 
PB
5LT
5LT
--

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road (Mon-Sat except evgs / Suns ) - Elstree Way - Barnet By Pass - Stirling Corner - ARKLEY (Mon-Sat evgs) - Barnet - Cockfosters - Enfield Chase - Enfield Town - Southbury Road. PONDERS END High Street : Mon-Sat journeys extended to PONDERS END Alma
Extended from Arkley to Borehamwood
Sunday PB allocation withdrawn

30.04.41
E
22STL
24STL
18STL

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Suns )  -  ARKLEY ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  ( Daily )  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
PB allocation withdrawn
E allocation joimt with 107A  daily

29.10.41
E
28STL
29STL
14STL
   
+2STL/102-144B
+1STL/102
 

BOREHAMWOOD ( evenings )  -  ARKLEY ( evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  ( Daily )  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday evgs withdrawn between Arkley and Borehamwood

25.03.42
E
29STL
29STL
14STL
   
+2STL/102-144B
+2STL/102-144B
 

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Suns )  -  ARKLEY ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  ( Daily )  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday evgsreinstated between Arkley and Borehamwood

22.04.42
E
28STL
29STL
14STL
   
+2STL/144B
1STL/144B
 

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Suns )  -  ARKLEY ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  ( Daily )  -  PONDERS END Alma ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-Sat evenings reinstated between Arkley and Borehamwood
Ponders End Alma termal changed to Station

28.10.42
E
35STL
35STL
13STL

BOREHAMWOOD ( evenings )  -  ARKLEY ( evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  ( Daily )  -  PONDERS END STN ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Withdrawn evenings between Arkley and Borehamwood
Extended from Alma to Station in Ponders End

21.04.43
E
36STL
37STL
--
      +1STL/128  

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)  -  ARKLEY ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  PONDERS END High Streeet  (Mon-Sat)  -  PONDERS END STN ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday service replaced by 107A

27.10.43
E
36STL
37STL
--
   
+2STL (Fri)
+1STL/128
 

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat )  --  PONDERS END High Streeet  (Mon-Sat)  -  PONDERS END STN ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Evening service reinstated between Arkley and Borehamwood

13.02.46
E
35G
31G
--
   
+1G/135
   

BOREHAMWOOD ( Mon-Sat )  --  PONDERS END High Streeet  (Mon-Sat)  -  PONDERS END STN ( Mon-Sat journeys )
STL type replaced by G type

20.04.46
E
35G
36G
15G
     
+2G/135
 

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - PONDERS END High Street ( Daily ): Mon-Sat journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
Sunday service reinstated - 107A withdrawn on this day

12.11.47
E
35G
32G
--

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - Elstree Way - Barnet By Pass - Stirling Corner - Arkley - Barnet - Cockfosters - Enfield Chase - Enfield Town - Southbury Road. PONDERS END High Street ( Mon-Sat ): Journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
Sunday service replaced by 107A

05.05.48
E
27G
27G
--
   
+4G/107A
   

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - PONDERS END High Street ( Mon-Sat ): Journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
Joint allocation with 107A  ceased


12.01.52
E
27STD
23STD
--

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - PONDERS END High Street ( Mon-Sat ): Journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
Type change

06.05.53
E
27STD+
17STD+
--
    4STD/107A 6RT.107A  

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - PONDERS END High Street ( Mon-Sat ): Journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
RT type introduced on Saturday albeit off 107A  allocation.

07.10.53
E
19RT
8STD+
23RT
--
    4STD/107A    

BOREHAMWOOD Drayton Road - PONDERS END High Street ( Mon-Sat ): Journeys extended to PONDERS END STATION
RT type introduced on a daily basis.

03.02.54
E
23RT+
21RT
--
    6STD/107A    
 
EW
11RT
11RT
--

QUEENSBURY STATION - Turner Road - Taunton Way - Camrose Avenue - Edgware - Edgwarebury Lane - Watford By Pass - Spur Road - Elstree Road - Brockley Hill - Elstree Hill - Allum Lane - Borehamwood - Stirling Corner - Arkey - Barnet - New Barnet - Oakwood - Enfield Town - PONDERS END Durants Road ( Mon-Sat ) - PONDERS END STATION (MS peak hours)
Extended from Borehamwood to Edgware via withdrawn Route 141 and then onto Queensbury.
EW allocation added to compensate for loss of 141

01.05.57
E
25RT+
21RT
--
    4RT/107A    
 
EW
10RT
9RT
--

QUEENSBURY STATION - Turner Road - Taunton Way - Camrose Avenue - Edgware - Edgwarebury Lane - Watford By Pass - Spur Road - Elstree Road - Brockley Hill - Elstree Hill - Allum Lane - Borehamwood - Elstree Way - Warwick Road - Chester Road - Balmoral Drive - Ashley Drive - Furzehill Road - Stirling Corner - Arkey - Barnet - New Barnet - Oakwood - Enfield Town - PONDERS END Durants Road ( Mon-Sat ) - PONDERS END STATION (MS peak hours)
Withdrawn from Barnet By Pass and diverted in Borehamwood as shown above.

27.02.63
E
29RT+
7RT/107A
--
--

QUEENSBURY STN  -  PONDERS END Durants Road ( Mon-Fri ) - PONDERS END STATION ( Mon-Fri journeys )
Saturday service withdrawn - replaced by Route 107A
EW allocation withdrawn - replaced by an allocation on Route 251

18.07.70
E
20MB
10MB
--

QUEENSBURY STN PONDERS END GARAGE ( Mon-Sat )  -  PONDERS END STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to single deck OPO operation.
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Enfield Garage and Durants Road except for peak journeys which were revised to run via Durants Road and Alma Road returning via High Street and South Street
Saturday service introduced replacing 107A  between Enfield Chase and Queensbury on that day


 

MBS5 has an easy time after life o the Red Arrows

 


02.11.70
E
20SM
16SM
--

QUEENSBURY STN PONDERS END GARAGE ( Mon-Sat )  -  PONDERS END STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks)
Type change

09.09.72
E
25DMS
21DMS
8DMS

QUEENSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - EDGWARE STN (Sun) - Ponders End - Hertford Road - Ordnance Road - ENFIELD LOCK RSA Factory
Route 107A withdrawn thus Sunday service introduced and whole route diverted at Ponders End to Enfield Lock via withdrawn 107A.
Converted to double deck operation


20.08.77
E1+
26DMS
19DMS
6DMS

QUEENSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - EDGWARE STN (Sun) - ENFIELD HIGHWAY Red Lion (Mon-Fri) - ENFIELD LOCK RSA Factory (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri service withdrawn between Enfield Highway and Enfield Lock - replaced by new 107A.

 

DMS445 enjoys the long run to Queensbury

 


30.09.79
E1+
26DMS
19DMS
6DMS

QUEENSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - EDGWARE STN (Sun) - ENFIELD LOCK RSA Factory
Route 107A withdrawn thus extended Mon-Fri from Enfield Highway to Enfield Lock

30.12.81
E1+
23M
17M
6M

QUEENSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - EDGWARE STN (Sun) - ENFIELD LOCK RSA Factory
Converted to Metrobus Operation

04.09.82
E1+
16M
11M
7M

QUEENSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - EDGWARE STN (Sun) - Ponders End - Hertford Road - Green Street - BRIMSDOWN STATION.
Rerouted at Ponders End to Brimsdown Station replacing Route 135.
The Enfield Lock section replaced by revised 121.

04.02.84
E1+
14M
11M
7M

QUEENSBURY - BRIMSDOWN STATION
Sunday service extended from Edgware to Queensbury

27.09.86
EW
7M
7M
4M

QUEENSBURY STATION - NEW BARNET STATION
Withdrawn between New Barnet and Brimsdown - replaced by new 307.
Enfield allocation replaced by Edgware (EW)


06.06.87
PB121+
8M
10M
7M
    +2M/84
1M/242
   

QUEENSBURY STATION - NEW BARNET STATION
Edgware allocation withdrawn in favour of Potters Bar (PB)

12.08.89
PB121+
8V/M
10V/M
7V/M

QUEENSBURY STATION - NEW BARNET STATION
Diverted eastbound via Edgware Station.


07.10.89
HA
8ON
7ON
4ON

QUEENSBURY STATION - NEW BARNET STATION
Contract assigned to Pan Atlas with new Leyland Olympians.


11.05.93
HA
8ON
7ON
4ON

QUEENSBURY STATION - NEW BARNET STATION
Diverted in Borehamwood via Tesco's

03.07.93
HA
8ON
7ON
4ON

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Withdrawn between Edgware and Queensbury - this section covered by revised 288

01.08.94
Rerouted via new interchange at Borehamwood and Elstree Station both ways but then towards Barnet only from 06.08.94 when problems with clearance arose from the introduction of Leyland Lynx single deckers.

05.11.94
EW781+
8EDR+1M
8EDR
4EDR

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
New contract - transferred to Metroline (EW) with single deck midibuses. One SDO journey in each peak using a bus from 240 or 292 allocation ( double deck )
Operation via interchange at Borehamwood and Elstree Station restored in both directions

EDR 2 Dennis Dart Plaxton was slightly longer than the DR at 9.8m

 


24.04.95
EW781+
8EDR
8EDR
4EDR

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
SDO double deck journies withdrawn.

09.10.99
EW781+
8DLD
8DLD
5DLD

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
New contract - s/d to low floor but new vehicle introduction delayed until 13 November 1999 due to speed tables in Borehamwood


Scanned from leaflet dated 9.10.99

09.10.04
EW781+
9DLD
8DLD
8DLD

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Renewal of contract with Metroline.

 

DLD144 Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer2 at 10.1m at the Borehamwood interchange

 

03.01.09
EW51+
9VPL/TE
8VPL/TE
8VPL/TE

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Converted to double deck operation - running number sequence change

VPL210 at Borehamwood although the registration number is no clue to the fleet number

10.10.09
EW51+
9VPL/TE
8VPL/TE
8VPL/TE

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Contract renewal

TE727 Barnet High Street

11.10.14
EW51+
9TE
8TE
8TE

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Contract extended for two years

08.10.16
EW51+
11TE
10TE
6TE

EDGWARE STN - NEW BARNET STATION
Contract renewal

TE731 on a Sunday afternoon, we were all suddenly turfed off because EW53 was 15 minutes late and had a meal relief on return journey

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point outside garage

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point Barnet

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Station

PA Pan Atlas Harlesden
Changeover point ?<

 

 

 

 

Comment by Alan Bond who was a driver at EW in the 60's
I ony ever did the 107s on a Sunday but we went through to Enfield Lock which was a very pleasant day out. We would pop in the Royal Small Arms tavern for a shandy on one duty as we had a long layover.

 

Date edited 11.08.20