Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
14.03.92
CF1+
16RM
13RM
10T
evgs ex other routes  
6T
6T
--
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn section of Route 159.

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Baker Street - Rossmore Road - Lisson Grove - Abbey Road - West End Lane - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - Finchley Road - GOLDERS GREEN STN (Meal relief journeys)
OPO evgs and Sunday
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn section of Route 159.

24.10.92
CF1+
16RM
13RM
10M
evgs ex other routes  
7M
6M
--

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green -GOLDERS GREEN STN (Meal relief journeys)
Titans replaced by Metrobuses.

M1033

31.07.93
HT231+
16RM
13RM
12M
evgs ex other routes
HT211+
6M
6M
6M

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green -GOLDERS GREEN STN (Meal relief journeys)
Chalk Farm garage closure - allocation transferred to Holloway HT

M32 (HT) Whitehall in crew mode

 

26.10.94
HT231+
16RM
13RM
12M
evgs ex other routes
HT211+
6M
6M
6M
London Northern purchased by MTL


28.03.98
NA11+
17DML
16DML
11DML

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green
Withdrawn between West Hampstead and Golders Green
Allocation moved to North Acton.
CONVERTED TO LOW FLOOR SINGLE DECK OPERATION.

03.07.98
NA11+
17DML
16DML
11DML
MTL purchased by Metroline

DML1 Piccadilly Circus Single decker DML1 looks out of place at Piccadilly Circus

07.11.98
NA111+
12DML
12DML
7DML
 
W
4DML
4DML
4DML

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green
Part allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

03.04.99
NA111+
16DML
16DML
11DML

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green
Cricklewood allocation withdrawn.

23.09.00
W201+
16DML
16DML
10DML

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green
Allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

 

DML45 Oxford Street

 


01.02.03
W201+
20TP
20TP
13TP
New 5 year contract started

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Trafalgar Square - Strand - Aldwych - Waterloo - York Road - Belvedere Road - WATERLOO Concert Hall Approach Road
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Waterloo
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

 

TP398 is seen at Charing Cross with the incorrect blind confusing West Hampstead with Hampstead Heath

 

15.11.03
W201+
20TP
20TP
13TP

WEST HAMPSTEAD - York Road - WATERLOO Addington Street
Buses now proceed down York Road - and stand in Addington Street.

TP396 with South End Green blanked out on the blind
TP396 at Aldwych with the doctored blind to remove the incorrect South End Green qualifying point

23.04.04
W201+
20TP
20TP
13TP
Night service
W761+
3TP
4TP
4TP

WEST HAMPSTEAD - WATERLOO Addington Street ( 24 hour )
Night service commenced - previously numbered N139

19.06.04
W201+
20TP
20TP
13TP
Night service
W761+
3TP
4TP
4TP

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Waterloo Bridge - Meopham Street - WATERLOO Interchange ( 24 hour )
Waterloo stand altered again.

TP404 leaving Cricklewood Grage, no doubt running dead to West Hampstead TP404 Leaving Cricklewood Garage running light to West Hampstead before taking up service
26.05.07
W201+
21TP
21TP
14TP

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Waterloo Bridge - Meopham Street - WATERLOO Interchange ( 24 hour )
Route reallocated to temporary site opposite Cricklewood Bus Garage due to garage refurbishment work.

02.02.08
W201+
21TP
21TP
14TP
Contract extended for two years

30.01.10
W201+
19TEH
21TEH
13TEH

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Waterloo Bridge - Meopham Street - WATERLOO Interchange ( 24 hour )
Contract renewal with Metroline (W) - new hybrid buses introduced

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.01.15
W201+
19TEH
21TEH
13TEH

Contract extended for two years

 

 

TEH1238 Waterloo Bridge

 

01.04.17
BT1+
20VH
22VH
13VH
Night
BT201+
5VH
6VH
6VH
RATP Sovereign logo Contract reassigned

GOLDERS GREEN  -  WATERLOO
New contract with London United ( Sovereign )
Extended from West Hampstead to Golders Green

All night service introduced

VH45119 pauses at the Marylebone Road junction
01.09.18
BT1+
20VH
22VH
13VH
Night
BT201+
5VH
6VH
6VH

GOLDERS GREEN  -  WATERLOO
Contract renewal


Operating Garages

BT Edgware
Changeover point at Golders Green

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Golders Green Station

Garage journeys ran via Route 29 to Trafalgar Square and via Route 31 to Swiss Cottage - also two journeys CF to GGS via 168 and 268 see timetable

HT Holloway
Changeover point Golders Green Station

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at garage - runs dead via Mill Lane and Cricklewood Broadway.

NA North Acton
Changeover point at garage - ? - or maybe Baker Street where there is a canteen in Allsop Place and ferry vans have access via A40M ?

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Friday, 01.05.20