Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.05.91
CF241+
6T
6T
4T
ln logo NEW ROUTE: Introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 74.

MARBLE ARCH - Baker Street - The Zoo - CAMDEN TOWN Greenland Road

1991 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

T524

 

 

T524 at the Marble Arch stand - the blind is unusual in that both terminals are mentioned

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Bus Photos for sale
 

 

10.09.92
CF241+
8DRL
8DRL
6DRL

Converted to midibus.

DRL21

 

DRL21 also at the Marble Arch stand

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

Bus Photos for sale

31.07.93
HT321+
8DRL
8DRL
6DRL

Chalk Farm closure forces move to Holloway (HT)

26.10.94
HT321+
8DRL
8DRL
6DRL
logo London Northern purchased by MTL
DNL109

 

DNL109 MTL London livery - this class was usually found on Route 214

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01.03.97
HT321+
14DRL
14DRL
10DRL

MARBLE ARCH - Baker Street - The Zoo - Camden Town - Camden Road Stn - Agar Grove - York Way - Market Road - Caledonian Road - Copenhagen Street - Barnsbury Road - Tolpuddle Street - Liverpool Road - Islington High Street - ISLINGTON Angel
Extended from Camden Town to Islington Angel.

03.07.98
HT321+
14DRL
14DRL
10DRL
metroline logo MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline

274 map
01.02.03
HT321+
15DLD
15DLD
14DLD

LANCASTER GATE STATION - ISLINGTON Angel
Extended via Bayswater Road to Lancaster Gate Station.

DLD170

 

 

DLD170 seen in Oxford Street

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Bus Photos for sale
 

 

26.07.03
KX61+
15DLD
15DLD
14DLD

Allocation moved to Kings Cross (KX)

20.03.04
KX51+
15DLD
15DLD
14DLD
Night Service
HT861+
3DML
3DML
3DML

N274 renumbered 274 thus now 24 hour service

05.02.05
KX51+
15DLD
15DLD
14DLD
Night Service
KX861+
3DLD
3DLD
3DLD

Night service transferred to Kings Cross (KX)

12.07.10
KC51+
17DLD
17DLD
20DLD
Night Service
KC861+
3DLD
3DLD
3DLD

Moved to a new garage but still in Kings Cross

25.06.11
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE
logo Contract renewal - night service withdrawn.
DE1162

 

 

DE1162 Marble Arch

© Ian Armstrong

 

 

18.05.13
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE

Reduced frequencies

01.05.14
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
25.06.16
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE

Contract extended for two years

23.06.18
KC51+
12VMH
14VMH
14VMH

Islington - Camden Town - London Zoo - Marble Arch - Lancaster Gate 
Islington Goswell Road - Islington High Street - Angel Station - Liverpool Road - Tolpuddle Street - Barnsbury Road - Copenhagen Street - Caledonian Road - Market Road - York Way - Agar Grove - St Pancras Way - Baynes Street - Royal College Street - Camden Road Station - Camden Road - Camden Town Station - Bayham Street - Pratt Street - Delaney Street - Gloucester Avenue - Regent's Park Road - Princess Road - London Zoo - Prince Albert Road - Park Road -  Baker Street - Orchard Street - Oxford Street - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Cumberland Gate - Bayswater Road - Lancaster Gate Station

Lancaster Gate - Marble Arch - London Zoo - Camden Town - Islington 
Lancaster Gate Station Lancaster Terrace - Westbourne Street - Bayswater Road - Marble Arch Station - Oxford Street - Portman Street - Gloucester Place - Park Road - Prince Albert Road - London Zoo - Albert Terrace - Regent's Park Road - Gloucester Avenue - Parkway - Camden Town Station - Camden Road - Camden Road Station - Camden Road - St Pancras Way - Agar Grove - York Way - Market Road - Caledonian Road - Copenhagen Street - Barnsbury Road - Tolpuddle Street - Liverpool Road - Angel Station - Islington High Street
Contract renewal, and converted to double deck operation using new buses

Zoo Evil at the Arch 

VMH2472 Marble Arch

© Cliff Duncan

 

Well done TfL… || *NEW* Metroline: VMH2458 | LK18AKU || 274*: Marble Arch - London Zoo 

TfL failed to cut trees on 274's line of route for deckers to be able to be cleared for it in time. Yes seriously - when they knew about the decking months in advance - you couldn't make it up!

So single-deckers were supposed to still carry on till this is sorted. However, bit of an off-LVF surprise turned up in form of at least 4 VMHs doing short Marble Arch - London Zoo shuttles xD Not even reaching Lancaster Gate! No idea why!

© Randombusesgirl

 

 

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Greenland Road.

HT Holloway
Changeover point Greenland Road.

KX Kings Cross
Changeover point ?

KC Kings Cross
Changeover point York Way / Brewery Road

Current times for Route live stands Tender Specs 341 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Saturday, 30.06.18