Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
W
4T
4T
4T

GOLDERS GREEN STN - Golders Green Road - Hodford Road - The Vale - Hendon Way - Pennine Drive - Claremont Road - Cricklewood Lane - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove

14.12.49
W
5STL
6STL
4STL

Converted to double deck operation

03.05.50
W
5STL
6STL
4RT

RT type introduced on Sundays.

14.05.52
W
5STL
6STL
4STL

RT type withdrawn on Sundays.

22.10.52
W
5STL
6STL
4RT

RT type re-introduced on Sundays.

06.05.53
W
8RT
10RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - Pennine Drive - Cricklewood -  Anson Road - Dudden Hill Lane - Willesden - Pound Lane - Robson Road - Harlesden - WILLESDEN JUNCTION  -  Acton Lane  - 
Abbey Road - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Sat peaks)
Mon-Sat extended via Dudden Hill to Willesden Junction and further extended in peaks to Park Royal Stadium.
RT type introduced on a daily basis.

1953 times
 
30.04.58
W
7RT
7RT
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN - WILLESDEN JUNCTION - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Harlesden and Park Royal.

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
W
6RT
7RT
3RT

GOLDERS GREEN - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove (Suns) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Sat) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday withdrawn between Cricklewood and Willesden Junction.

03.01.62
AC
5RTL
6RTL
3RTL

Allocation transferred to Willesden (AC)

18.11.64
AC
5RTL
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri)- PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday & Sunday service withdrawn - Golders Green to Cricklewood section replaced by new 245A.

31.12.66
AC
5RTL
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN - CRICKLEWOOD (Mon-Fri evgs)- WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri except evgs)- PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Evening service withdrawn between Cricklewood and Willesden Junction.

07.09.68
AC
5RTL
3RTL
3RTL

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sat & Sun re-introduced between Golders Green and Cricklewood.

1968 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
10.11.68
AC
5RTL
3RTL
3RM

Sunday RM allocation introduced.

RTL1589

RTL1589 seen on a Sunday shuttle duty

This image availabe with the RT.RTL.RTW download on the Bus Photos page

30.11.68
AC
5RT
3RT
3RM

Last day of RTL class - RT type introduced.

RT817

RT817 with a misleading lazy blind as this bus is in the Dollis Hill area

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection

13.06.70
AC
5RT
3RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - CRICKLEWOOD Oak Grove (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM ( Mon-Fri peaks )
Sunday service withdrawn - Golders Green to Cricklewood section replaced by new 245A.

1970 times
07.11.71
AC
6SMS
3SM
--

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - CRICKLEWOOD (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - HARLESDEN Jubilee Clock (Mon-Fri except evgs) - PARK ROYAL Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to single deck OPO.
Withdrawn in Harlesden between Jubilee Clock and Willesden Junction.

30.10.76
AC121+
6SMS
3SMS
--

GOLDERS GREEN - CRICKLEWOOD (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - PARK ROYAL TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Extended from Harlesden to Park Royal between peaks.

28.10.78
AC121+
7SMS
5SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN STN - PARK ROYAL Trading Estate
Daily through service introduced.

SMS281

SMS281 unknown location ( Pound Lane ? )

This image available with the
Single Deck download

11.11.78
AC121+
7DMS
5DMS
3DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

01.06.80
AC121+
7M
5M
3M

Converted to Metrobus operation.

29.09.84
AC121+
9M
9M
6M
 
ON101+
3M
2M
--

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - Pennine Drive - Cricklewood - Anson Road - Willesden,Pound Lane - Robson Road - Harlesden - Park Royal ASDA - ( double run Mon-Sat shop hours)  - Heather Park - Alperton - Wembley - North Wembley - Kingsbury - Colindale - Grahame Park - BURNT OAK BROADWAY
Extended from Park Royal to Burnt Oak via withdrawn 79.
Mon-Sat Alperton (ON) allocation introduced.

02.02.85
AC121+
13M
11M
6M

Alperton (ON) allocation withdrawn.

1985 map
This map was extracted from 1985 map and shows the circutious nature of the route at that time
Bus Maps for sale
21.11.87
AC121+
7M
6M
6M
 
ON
7M
7M
--

MS Alperton (ON) allocation re-introduced
The route was operated in two sections on MS except evenings Golders Green to Alperton and .Park Royal to Burnt Oak.

24.02.90
AC121+
5M
5M
6M

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda ( Mon-Sat ) - BURNT OAK (Suns)
MS withdrawn between Park Royal and Burnt Oak - replaced by route new 224 between Park Royal and North Wembley and new 204 between Wembley and Burnt Oak.

29.02.92
AC121+
5M
5M
5DT

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda ( Mon-Sat ) - ALPERTON STN (Sun evgs) Wembley - Wembley Hill Road - WEMBLEY Brent Town Hall (Sun except evgs)
Sunday converted to midibus operation and withdrawn between Wembley Brent Town Hall and Burnt Oak and further withdrawn Sunday evenings between Alperton and Brent Town Hall - withdrawn section replaced by 204 Sunday introduction . Rerouted in Wembley via Wembley Hill Road and Forty Lane.

28.03.92
AC121+
7DT
6DT
5DT

Sunday converted to midi operation.

DT119

DT119 Golders Green

This image available with the
Single Deck download


30.01.93
AC121+
7DT
6DT
6DT

Double run Sunday daytime via Alperton Sainsbury's

DP21

DP21 Asda Park Royal

This image available with the
Single Deck download

14.10.95
ON
8DW
8DW
4DW
Contract reassigned to First

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda
Withdrawn between Park Royal and Alperton / Wembley - replaced by Sunday 224.

dw164

DW164 Golders Green

This image available with the
Single Deck download



13.10.01
ON
9DML
9DML
5DML

Converted to low floor operation.

06.03.04
WJ
11DML
10DML
8DML

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL First Central
Extended in Park Royal to First Central Business Park via Coronation Road.
Allocation transferred within First to Willesden Junction (WJ)

24.03.07
WJ
14DML
12DML
9DML

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY STN
Extended from Park Royal to Ealing Broadway via withdrawn PR1 ie Twyford Abbey Road - Hanger Lane Station - Western Avenue - Lynwood Road - Birkdale Road - Mount Avenue - Helena Road - Montpelier Road - Eaton Rise - Castlebar Road - Haven Green (north - east and diagonal) - Ealing Broadway Station

DM41437

DM41437 Robson Avenue - Harlesden

This image available with the
First London download

18.10.08
WJ
14DMLe
12DMLe
9DMLe

Start of new contract with new Enviro 200 Darts

44104

WM47400

DML44104 Central Middlesex Hospital

This image available with the
First London download

WM47400 Streetlite demonstrator was used until February 2013

London Buses by Adam

22.06.13
WJ101+
17DE
15DE
9DE
LOGO Contract novated to Metroline West

DE1621

DE1621 leaving Golders Green Bus Station

© Robert Mighton


19.10.13
WJ101+
16DE
14DE
9DE

Contract extended for two years

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

17.10.15
WJ101+
16DE
14DE
8DE

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY STN
Contract renewal ( 5 years )

 

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Changeover point at garage

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at Cricklewood Broadway ?

ON Alperton
Changeover point at Alperton Station

WJ Willesden Junction
Changeover point at Harlesden - Willesden Magistrate Court - Acton Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

226 times 226 live 226 stands Tender Specs Route 226 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Friday, 05.01.18