Route History

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30.10.71
HD
4MB
5MB
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WATFORD JUNCTION - Watford - Bushey Heath - Harrow Weald - Wealdstone - - HARROW ON THE HILL STATION ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: Replacement for Route 182 which was withdrawn between Harrow Weald and Watford Junction.

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MB623 Watford Junction May 1975

The Greater London Bus Map

Taken from 1973 Red Book
24.04.76
HD51+
4SMS
5SMS
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STATION ( Mon-Sat )
SMon-Sat type replace MB

22.04.78
HD51+
4SMS
5SMS
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STN (Mon-Sat evgs) Bessborough Road - Lower Road - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Sat except evenings extended from Harrow to South Harrow replacing special journeys on Route 114.

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SMon-Sat759 South Harrow Station

busmap.co.uk

 

 

28.10.78
HD101+
4SMS
5SMS
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STN ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Running number sequence changed

20.07.79
HD101+
4LS
4LS
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STN ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat type replaced by Leyland Nationals.


08.03.84
HD101+
4LS
4M
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STN ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Saturday converted to double deck Metrobus operation.

M509 Harrow Station

M998 Watford Junction

14.11.87
HD101+
4LS
6M
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Harrow Buses logo New operator

WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW Bus Station (Mon-Sat evgs) Harrow School - Roxeth - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Rerouted between Harrow and South Harrow via Harrow School instead of Lower Road replacing withdrawn section of Route 136.

LS321 Watford Junction A rogue working sees V29 at Watford Junction M172 Clarendon Road, Watford
19.01.91
GR
6sd
7sd
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SNB521 on first day at Harrow Weald DC5 Harrow Bus Station

WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW Bus Station (Mon-Sat evgs) - SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat except evg}
Contract transferred to LUTON & DISTRICT (Garston Garage)

03.07.93
GR
6DC
7DC
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WATFORD JUNCTION - SOUTH HARROW STN ( Mon-Sat )
Extended evenings from Harrow to South Harrow

LR87 South Harrow DC1 College Road, Harrow
27.01.96
SH
9dart
9dart
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London Bus Lines logo Contract reassigned

WATFORD JUNCTION - SOUTH HARROW STN ( Mon-Sat )
Contract transferred to London Bus Lines (Southall Base)

London Bus Lines 604 Woodford Road stand at Watford

 

 

Dart 604 Watford Junction

15.04.96
SH
9dart
9dart
4dart

WATFORD JUNCTION - SOUTH HARROW STN
Sunday service introduced.

23.01.99
ON
9D
9D
6D
New contract

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
Contract transferred within First group to Centrewest (Alperton Garage)
although vehicles in the yellow livery were still used except for the odd rogue appearances as shown below

01.01
ON
9TN
9TN
6TN

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
New low floor double deckers introduced.

VE953 Harrow VTL1222 Beechen Grove, Watford

04.02.06
GR401+
10DW
9DW
5DW
arriva logo Contract reassigned

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
Operation transferred to Arriva The Shires operated from Watford (GR)


05.02.11
GR401+
10DW
9DW
5DW

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
Contract renewal

6033 Watford High Street Station

 

 

Wrightbus Gemini 6033 Watford High Street Stn

 

06.02.16
GR401+
10DW
10DW
5DW

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
Contract extended for two years

29.10.16
GR401+
10DW
10DW
5DW
Officially transferred from ATS to
Arriva London North

30.09.17
BT71+
11ADE
11ADE
6ADE
Contract reassigned

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STATION
New contract commenced with London Sovereign

ADE40412 seen at the Woodford Road stand at Watford Junction
© Richard Groves

ADH45824 Harrow Met Station
© Anthony Moore

December 2019 map below

December 2019 map highlighting Route 258 Harrow Town Centre
Taken from Map38A December 2019
Greater London Bus Map by Mike Harris

 

Operating Garages

HD Harrow Weald
Changeover point garage.

GR Watford
Changeover point WATFORD JUNCTION

SH Southall
Changeover point ?

ON Alperton
Changeover point ?

BT Edgware
Changeover point Harrow Bus Station