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

GOLDERS GREEN  -  CRICKLEWOO
Converted to double deck operation

03.05.50
W
5STL
6STL
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN  -  CRICKLEWOOD 
RT type introduced on Sundays.

14.05.52
W
5STL
6STL
4STL

GOLDERS GREEN  -  CRICKLEWOOD
RT type withdrawn on Sundays.

22.10.52
W
5STL
6STL
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN  -  CRICKLEWOOD
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.

30.04.58
W
7RT
7RT
4RT

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Saturday withdrawn between Harlesden and Park Royal.

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Sunday withdrawn between Cricklewood and Willesden Junction.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

GOLDERS GREEN - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove (Suns) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Sat) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
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Saturday & Sunday service withdrawn - Golders Green to Cricklewood section replaced by new 245A.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Evening service withdrawn between Cricklewood and Willesden Junction.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.

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

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)

Sunday RM allocation introduced.

 

RTL1589 seen on a Sunday shuttle duty

 

30.11.68
AC
5RT
3RT
3RM

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Ash Grove (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - PARK ROYAL STADIUM (Mon-Fri peaks)
Last day of RTL class - RT type introduced.

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.

07.11.71
AC
6SMS
3SMS
--

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.

11.11.78
AC121+
7DMS
5DMS
3DMS

GOLDERS GREEN STN - PARK ROYAL Trading Estate
Converted to double deck operation.

01.06.80
AC121+
7M
5M
3M

GOLDERS GREEN STN - PARK ROYAL Trading Estate
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

GOLDERS GREEN  -  BURNT OAK
Alperton (ON) allocation withdrawn.

M184 Central Middlesex Hospital

busmap.co.uk

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
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN - BURNT OAK
Mon-Sat Alperton (ON) allocation re-introduced
The route was operated in two sections on Mon-Sat except evenings Golders Green to Alperton and .Park Royal to Burnt Oak.

M1068 leaving Golders Green with a comprehensive blind

busmap.co.uk

 

24.02.90
AC121+
5M
5M
6M

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda ( Mon-Sat ) - BURNT OAK (Suns)
Mon-Sat 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.

M1368 is seen at Harlesden Station performing a short working

busmap.co.uk

 

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

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda ( Mon-Sat ) - ALPERTON STN (Sun evgs) Wembley - Wembley Hill Road - WEMBLEY Brent Town Hall (Sun except evgs)
Mon-Sat converted to midi operation.


30.01.93
AC121+
7DT
6DT
6DT

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda ( Mon-Sat ) - ALPERTON STN (Sun evgs) Wembley - Wembley Hill Road - WEMBLEY Brent Town Hall (Sun except evgs)
Double run Sunday daytime via Alperton Sainsbury's

 

 

DP21 Asda Park Royal

 

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 Golders Green

 

13.10.01
ON
9DML
9DML
5DML

GOLDERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL Asda
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

 

DML41437 Robson Avenue, Harlesden

 

18.10.08
WJ
14DMLe
12DMLe
9DMLe

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Start of new contract with new Enviro 200 Darts

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

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
New operator


19.10.13
WJ101+
16DE
14DE
9DE

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Contract extended for two years

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 )

17.10.20
WJ101+
16DE
14DE
8DE

GOLDERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY STN
Contract extended for two 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

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Monday, 28.09.20