Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.01.62
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--
W
--
--
5RT

BARNET CHURCH - Whetstone - Finchley - Golders Green - Childs Hill - Cricklewood - Willesden - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) North Acton - Acton - Askew Road - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Trolleybus replacement route for 660

10.10.62
AE
--
--
5RT
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Sunday only (W) transferred to (AE)

18.12.62
AE
--
--
5RM
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
SE
12RM
13RM
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Sunday (AE) allocation changed from RT to RM - spare from 13 weekday allocation.

23.01.66
AC
--
8RM
--
AE
--
--
3RM
FY
12RM
9RM
5RM
SE
9RM
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Saturday (SE) withdrawn in favour of new (AC) allocation.

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Allocation Books
22.08.69
AC
--
8RM
--
AE
--
--
3RM
FY
12RM
8RM
5RM
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NEW BARNET STN (Monday-Saturday) - HARLESDEN (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturdays)
Monday-Saturday withdrawn between Barnet Church and New Barnet Station but extended Sunday from Barnet Church to Chesterfield Road.

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.06.70
AC
--
4RM
--
AE
--
--
8RM
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between New Barnet and North Finchley and further withdrawn evenings Golders Green to North Finchley. Also withdrawn peaks Acton Vale to Hammersmith.
Saturday withdrawn between Golders Green and New Barnet and between Willesden Junction and Hammersmith
Sundaywithdrawn between Willesden Garage and Willesden Junction.

16.01.71
AC
--
4RM
--
FY
--
--
7RM
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)
Sunday (AE) transferred to (FY)

Taken from September 1971 Red Book

RM837 shorlty before the Barnet end of the route was withdrawn

© Eamonn Kentell

 

06.10.73
AC
--
4RM
--
FY
--
--
7RM
SE
12RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road
(Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)

New schedule


RM1011 Chesterfield Road

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16.10.76
AC
--
4RM
--
FY31+
--
--
8RM
SE
12RM
--
--


BARNET Chesterfield Road
(Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)

Sunday new schedule

 

 

 

 

RM84 (FY) has been curtailed at Golders Green on this Sunday working 13.05.78

The Greater London Bus Map

 

 

 


28.10.78
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Service made less complicated !! under Busplan2

22.04.79
AC161+
9RM
10RM
1RM
5RML
SE61+
8RM
--
4RM

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday RML introduced at Willesden (AC) but Stonebridge reverted to RM

26.10.80
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4Mc

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday (SE) converted from RM to M crew.

25.04.81
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
SE61+
8RM
--
4RM

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday vehicle type reverted to RM

RML2393 Hammersmith Grove

The Greater London Bus Map

15.08.81
AC141+
17RM
--
6RM
 
AC161+
--
10RM
--

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Stonebridge Garage closed - AC take up full responsibility.

Golden Jubillee RM1983 Hammersmith Grove

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02.02.85
AC141+
10M
8M
5M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Monday-Friday evenings/Sat early am & evgs/Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Friday except evenings/Sat shop hrs)
Converted to One Man Operation and withdrawn south of Harlesden.

21.11.87
AC141+
13M
13M
7M

NORTH FINCHLEY (except  evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN ( evenings ) Cricklewood - Willesden - Harlesden - Acton Lane - Park Royal - East Acton - Old Oak Common Lane - Uxbridge Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Extended from Harlesden to Shepherds Bush via withdrawn 255

Note that Mon-Sat Route 260 and 297 shared the same duty rota

23.06.90
AH1+
13ON
12ON
7ON
Contract reassigned to Armchair

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Revised to run end to end at all times

 

 

27.06.98
AC641+
14M
13M
8M
Contract transferred from Armchair to Metroline (AC)

 

M1383 arriving at Caxton Road

 

12.10.02
HR451+
15AV
14AV
11AV

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Allocation transferred to Harlesden (HR)

 

AV25 approaches Golders Green on the Finchley Road

 

28.06.03
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Renewal of contract.
Withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley. Withdrawn section covered by new Route 460.
Allocation moved to Willesden where the 297 was transferred to Perivale (PV) to make room

17.04.04
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Revised stand at Shepherds Bush by the Central Line Station.

24.03.07
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Rerouted via new bus station within Central Middlesex Hospital - Park Royal.

 

VPL189 has escaped a 52 duty to help out on the 260 at Park Royal

29.11.08
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Extended from Shepherds Bush to White City via new link Road.

 

The driver on VP474 catches up with the news whilst on the stand at White City

 

26.06.10
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP
Contract renewal
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.06.15
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Contract extended for two years

24.06.17
AC301+
16VWH
15VWH
11VWH

WHITE CITY  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Contract renewal with new buses

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Crew changeover point outside garage

AE Hendon
Crew changeover point Golders Green Station

FY Finchley
Crew changeover point North Finchley Bus Station

SE Stonebridge
Crew changeover point Craven Park

W Cricklewood
Crew changeover point Cricklewood Broadway

HR Harlesden / PR Park Royal
Crew changeover point Harlesden

Armchair
Crew changeover point Shepherds Bush (Caxton Road stand)

Live Visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Saturday, 26.09.20