Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.10.37
MH
5LT
3LT
3LT
New Route

NORTH FINCHLEY Tally Ho Corner - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
21.07.48
MH
6STL
6STL
3LT
5STL

WOODSIDE PARK Clissbury Ring (Mon-Fri exc peaks/Sat/Sun) Nether Street - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri peaks) - SOUTHGATE STATION

 

How it used to be ! London transport RT1121 Southgate 1949.

© Lloyd Rich

London transport RT1121 takes on a group of ypung school children whilst on route 125 in Southgate sometime in 1949


21.06.50
MH
7RT
11RT
6RT

WOODSIDE PARK - SOUTHGATE
Extended from North Finchley to Woodside Park at all times.
Converted to RT operation.

28.11.51
MH
10RT
14RT
8RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - Hendon - Lullington Garth - Woodside Park - North Finchley - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Extended from Woodside Park to Golders Green via Hendon.

Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
06.10.54
MH
11RT
14RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN - SOUTHGATE - Winchmore Hill Road - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks/Sat & Sun afts)
Extended from Southgate to Highlands Hospital at selected times.

30.04.58
MH
11RT
11RT
8RT
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
MH
11RT
11RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - WOODSIDE PARK (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between Woodside Park and Golders Green but extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill.

12.10.60
MH
11RT
11RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between North Finchley and Woodside Park.

08.11.61
FY
11RT
11RT
5RT

Allocation transferred to Finchley (FY)

09.10.63
FY
11RT
7RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Sun) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)

23.01.66
FY
9RT
5RT
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - SOUTHGATE ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Mon-Fri evgs and Saturdays withdrawn between
North Finchley and Golders Green.

RT542 Finchley Garage

© jim Blake

31.12.66
FY
9RT
--
3RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sun) - SOUTHGATE (Mon-Fri) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Saturday service diverted at Southgate to Oakwood and renumbered 125A.

16.01.71
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - WINCHMORE HILL Station Road
Saturday service re-instated and extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill at all times.
Converted to single deck Swift OPO.

 

SMS266 parked outside FY Garage

© David Bowker

17.04.71
FY
10SMS
6SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri withdrawn outside peaks between North Finchley and Golders Green

1975
During peak hours Crouch End Coaches helped out at peak hours due to a lot of venhicle shortagfes

Crouch End Coahes help out

busmap.co.uk


01.11.75
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3DMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Sunday converted to Daimler double deck operation.

SMS669 Winchmore Hill

busmap.co.uk

 

03.12.77
FY71+
10DMS
6DMS
3DMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Sat converted to Daimler double deck operation.

28.10.78
FY71+
6DMS
7DMS
3DMS

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Golders Green.

31.03.79
FY71+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

HENDON Bell (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri peaks extended from North Finchley to Hendon.

DMS1564 Southgate

busmap.co.uk

27.09.80
FY71+
8M
7M
3M

HENDON Bell (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Converted to Metrobus operation.

04.09.82
FY71+
6M
5M
3M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Hendon.

12.04.86
FY71+
6M
6M
4M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD TOWN (Suns)
Sunday extended from Winchmore Hill to Enfield Town

Stands and turning points for this date

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14.11.87
GG51+
6AN
6AN
3AN

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD TOWN (Suns)
Operation transferred to Grey Green.

Grey Grenn 497 High Road, Finchley

busmap.co.uk

23.06.90
GG
6S/M
6S/M
6S/M

NORTH FINCHLEY - Whetstone - Southgate - Highlands Hospital - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Sunday rerouted to double run via Winchmore Hill Station Road.

Grey Green 111 Southgate

busmap.co.uk

 

02.02.91
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - Ballards lane - North Finchley - Whetstone - Southgate - Highlands Hospital - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Daily extended from North finchley to Finchley Central Stn via Route 13

Grey Green 455 North Finchley

busmap.co.uk

01.02.92
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - WINCHMORE HILL.
Sunday service withdrawn between Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.

27.04.92
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Revised terminal working at Finchley Central

Grey Green 117 Oakleigh Road North

busmap.co.uk

31.01.98
AD51+
7VA
7VA
3VA

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Contract transferred within Arriva to London North (AD)

 
01.06.02
EC121+
9M
9M
4M

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation transferred from Palmers Preen (AD) to Edmonton (EC)

M1312 Southgate Station
05.04.03
EC121+
9DLP
9DLP
4DLP

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

DLP 81 Whetstone
19.07.03
E21+
14DLP
13DLP
8DLP

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation transferred from Edmonton (EC) to Enfield (E).
This replaced the 149 allocation which went to Stamford Hill (SF)

01.04.06
AD1+
13DLA
13DLA
8DLA

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation moved from Enfield (E) to Palmers Green (AD)

30.01.10
AD1+
12VLW+
13VLW
8VLW
    2/629
1/634
   

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Contract renewal with Arriva London North

VLW24 Southgate Station

 

01.03.14
EC1+
13DLA+
14DLA
9DLA
    2/629
   

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation moved to Edmonton (EC) but using Palmers Green (AD) drivers

DLA370 Finchley
31.01.15
PB101+
13TE
14TE
9TE
Contract reassigned to Metroline

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Station Road

VWH2042 Finchley

© Simom

07.01.17
PB101+
13VWH
14VWH
9VWH

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Hedge Lane
Temporary extension from Station Road to Hedge Lane Winchmore Hill

12.05.17
PB101+
13VWH
14VWH
9VWH

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Station Road
Extension withdrawn , route back to normal

25.05.19
PB101+
17VWH
18VWH
9VWH

Winchmore Hill Green Lanes/Station Road - Green Lanes - Green Dragon Lane - Eversley Park Road - Winchmore Hill Road - Southgate Circus - High Street - Southgate Station - Station Parade - Chase Side - Osidge Lane - Hampden Square - Osidge Lane - Brunswick Park Road - Russell Lane - Oakleigh Road North - High Road Whetstone - High Road North Finchley - Nether Street - North Finchley Bus Station - Ballards Lane - Finchley Central Station - Regents Park Road - Hendon Lane - Finchley Lane - Hendon - The Quadrant - Church Road - Church End - Greyhound Hill - Aerodrome Road - Colindale Avenue - Colindale Station
Extended from Finchley Central to Colindale Station

Taken from Mike Harris map dated 15.06.19
Greater London Bus Map

TE1082 at Grange Park, Old Park Ridings

© Samuel Letsu

Operating Garages

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point North Finchley

FY Finchley
Changeover point Finchley Garage

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point Winchmore Hill
1987-1988 Southgate but driver would board bus at Southgate and take over at Winchmore Hill where existing driver would finish or travel back to Southgate for his/her break.

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point at garage buses running out of service from Winchmore Hill

E Enfield
Changeover point at garage,

EC Edmonton
Changeover point at AD Garage before 2000 and at EC all day Sunday after 2000 Mon-Sat

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at North Finchley  Bus Station s/b or Ballards Lane n/b

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