Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
CF
--
4STL
--
 
EW
4LTL+
4LTL+
--
   
2ST/142
2ST/142
--
 
j
--
--
3LTL
 
W
2LTL+
2LTL
1T
2LTL
1T
    1NS/13
1NS/16
   

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - Brent Street - Hendon - Holders Hill Road - Mill Hill East - The Ridgeway - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - EDGWARE STATION ( Daily single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri peaks / Saturday ) Double deck section
This route had previous;y been numbered 104

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
25.08.35
CF
--
4STL
1STL
 
EW
4LTL+
4LTL+
--
   
2ST/142
2ST/142
--
 
j
--
--
3LTL
 
W
4LTL+
2LTL
2T
3LTL
2T
    1NS/13
1NS/16
   

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - Brent Street - Hendon - Holders Hill Road - Mill Hill East - The Ridgeway - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - EDGWARE STATION ( Daily single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri peaks / Saturday  / Sunday ) Double deck section
Sunday double deck section introduced
Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced

06.10.37
EW
4LTL
4LTL
--
 
J
--
--
3LTL
 
W
4LTL
4STL
4LTL
4STL
5LTL
1STL

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - Brent Street - Hendon - Holders Hill Road - Mill Hill East - The Ridgeway - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - EDGWARE STATION ( Daily single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL BROADWAY ( Daily ) Double deck section
Double deck section revised to run all day Mon-Fri instead of just peaks
Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn

05.01.38
EW
4LTL
4LTL
--
 
J
--
4STL
3LTL
 
W
4LTL
4STL
4LTL
5LTL
1STL

Saturday Cricklewood (W) double deck allocation transferred to Holloway (J)

07.06.39
AE
4STD
--
1STD
 
EW
8LTL
8LTL
5LTL
 
J
--
4STL
3LTL

Daily Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn
Mon-Fri / Sun Hendon (AE) allocation introduced

Sunday Edgware (EW) allocation introduced

13.12.39
W
9LTL
9LTL
9LTL
Double deck
 
2STL
2STL
1STL

Hendon (AE) - Holloway (J) and Edgware (EW) replaced by Daily Cricklewood (W)

15.05.40
W
10LTL
10LTL
10LTL
Double deck
 
3STL
3STL
3STL

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - EDGWARE STATION ( Daily single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL BROADWAY ( Daily )

Diverted at Mill Hill East via Devonshire Road and Sanders Lane instead of Bittacy Hill direct
20.11.40
EW
3LTL
3LTL
3LTL
Double deck
W
10STL
10STL
10STL

MILL HILL Watford Way - EDGWARE STATION ( single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL Station Road ( Double deck )
Revised to operate in two separate sections as above
Single deck operation now worked by Edgware (EW)

17.05.41
EW
6LTL
6LTL
5LTL
Double deck
W
10STL
10STL
10STL

MILL HILL EAST STN - EDGWARE STATION ( single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL Station Road ( Double deck )
Single deck section extended from Station Road to Mill Hill East

23.02.44
EW
8LTL
7LTL
4LTL
Double deck
W
8STL
2ST
7STL
2ST+
8STL
      3STL/2  

MILL HILL EAST STN - EDGWARE STATION ( single deck )
GOLDERS GREEN STATION - MILL HILL Station Road ( Double deck )
Rerouteing introduced on 15,05.40 withdrawn - reverted to previous routeing direct via Bittacy Hill

05.05.48
EW
6LTL
5LTL
5LTL
Double deck
W
12RT
12RT
9RT

Cricklewood (W) introduce RT type

26.10.49
EW
6TD
5TD
5TD
Double deck
W
12RT
12RT
9RT

Edgware (EW) introduce TD type

25.07.51
W
12RT
12RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - MILL HILL BROADWAY
Single deck section replaced by revised service on Route 240A

30.04.58
W
9RT
7RT
6RT

The keen timetable enthusiast would be forgiven for thinking that the last Sunday journey from Mill Hill would terminate at Hendon Garage but in fact there were a few Cricklewood Garage journeys that went via West Hendon and Staples Corner as shown in the 240 Farechart provided

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

13.05.59
AE
--
--
6RT
 
W
9RT
7RT
--

Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation transferred to Hendon (AE)

11.05.60
AE
--
--
6RT
 
W
9RT
7RT
--

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
18.12.62
AE
--
--
6RM
 
W
9RT
7RT
--

Sunday converted to RM buses spare from service 13

02.01.63
AE
--
--
6RM
 
W
9RT
6RTL
--

Saturday Cricklewood (W) allocation converted from RT to RTL.

17.05.63
AE
--
--
6RM
 
W
9RTL
6RTL
--

Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation converted from RT to RTL

This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
07.04.65
AE
--
5RT
6RM
 
W
9RTL
--
--

 Saturday W allocation transferred to AE.

23.01.66
AE
--
3RT
3RM
 
EW
4RT
3RT
--
 
W
6RTL
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN ,Hendon - Mill Hill East Stn - Bittacy Hill - The Ridgeway - Hammers Lane - Daws Lane - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - EDGWARE STATION
Extended from Mill Hill to Edgware replacing withdrawn 240A
Mon-Sat EW introduced.

30.11.68
AE
--
2RT
4RM
 
EW
4RT
3RT
--
 
W
5RT
--
--

RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

RT2203 is being discussed by a couple of inspectors
13.06.70
AE
--
2RT
--
 
EW
6RT
3RT
--
 
W
3RT
--
4RT

Sunday Hendon (AE) allocation transferred to Cricklewood (W).

18.07.70
AE
--
2RT
--
 
EW
6RT
3RT
--
 
W
3RT
--
4RM

Sunday converted from RT to RM.

RM1381 (W) Golders Green

© Lee Rose


16.01.71
EW
6SMS
3SMS
4SMS
 
W
3SMS
3SMS
--

EDGWARE  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Converted to single deck One Person Operation. AE allocation withdrawn.

24.03.73
EW
6SMS
4SMS
4SMS
 
W
3SMS
3SMS
--

EDGWARE  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Schedule change

01.03.75
EW
6SMS
4SMS
3SMS
 
W
3SMS
3SMS
--

EDGWARE  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Schedule change

SMS827 Golders Green

© Darius Grigg

31.03.79
EW
4SMS
2SMS
3SMS
      +1SMS/286  
 
W
5SMS
5SMS
--

EDGWARE  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Schedule change

SMS827 same as above but different photographer and different blind layout for same journey

busmap.co.uk


07.11.80
EW71+
4M
2M
3M
 
W51+
5SMS
5SMS
--

Edgware (EW) allocation -start of gradual conversion to double deck M, completed by 5.12.80

SMS334 Mill Hill Hill East

busmap.co.uk

04.12.80
EW71+
4M
2M
3M
 
W51+
5M
5M
--

Cricklewood (W) allocation converted to double deck M.

Normally found on Route 251, BL65 has strayed onto the 240
04.09.82
EW71+
6M
3M
3M
 
W191+
--
5M
--

Mon-Fri W allocation withdrawn.

M211 Edgware Station forecourt

busmap.co.uk

03.08.85
EW71+
7M
5M
3M

Saturday only W allocation withdrawn.

02.11.85
AE31+
-
--
2M
 
EW71+
7M
6M
3M

Sunday AE allocation re-introduced.

M18 at Golders Green ready for a run to Hendon (AE) Garage

© Malcolm Allan

25.10.86
EW71+
7M
6M
4M

Sunday only  AE allocation withdrawn.

M410 Golders Green

busmap.co.uk

10.11.90
EW71+
7M
6M
5DT

Sunday converted to midibus Dart operation.

DT143 Golders Green DR91 Golders Green
DT143 Golders Green DR91 Golders Green
29.02.92
EW751+
7M
5M
5SR

Sunday converted from Dart to Starrider operation.

SR59 on Sunday duty at Golders Green
05.04.03
EW151+
9VPL
8VPL
--
 
EW351+
--
--
5VPL

Phased conversion to low floor double deck commenced.

VPL162 Golders Green
30.04.05
EW151+
9VPL
8VPL
6VPL

Contract renewal

VPL203 Mill Hill Broadway
01.05.10
EW151+
11VPL
9VPL
6VPL

Contract extended for two years

28.04.12
EW151+
10VPL
9VPL
6VPL

GOLDERS GREEN STN  -  EDGWARE STATION
Contract renewal

TE837 Mill Hill Hill East
29.04.17
EW151+
11TE
9TE
6TE

GOLDERS GREEN STN  -  EDGWARE STATION
Contract extended for two years

TE714 Golders Green TE714 Golders Green
27.04.19
EW151+
9TE
7TE
6TE

GOLDERS GREEN STN  -  EDGWARE STATION
Contract renewal

Garages

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware

AE Hendon
Meal reliefs Golders Green
Some changeovers at Hendon - usually start / finish

W Cricklewood
Meal reliefs at Golders Green
Garage journeys were operated as a separate service between Golders Green and Cricklewood Garage via Pennine Drive

J Holloway
Changeover point not known

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point not known

COMMENT.
I believe that this is the only route that has remained the same since 1934

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 14.01.20