Route History

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NEW ROUTE: Introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 74.

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


 

 

T386 Baker Street Station

busmap.co.uk

 

10.09.92
CF241+
8DRL
8DRL
6DRL

Converted to midibus.

 

DRL21 also at the Marble Arch stand

31.07.93
HT321+
8DRL
8DRL
6DRL

Chalk Farm closure forces move to Holloway (HT)

DRL33 Marble Arch

busmap.co.uk

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

 

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

 

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
MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline

01.02.03
HT321+
15DLD
15DLD
14DLD

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

 

 

DLD170 seen in Oxford Street

 

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
Contract renewal - night service withdrawn.

 

 

DE1162 Marble Arch

© Ian Armstrong

 

 

18.05.13
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE

Reduced frequencies

01.05.14
KC51+
17DE
17DE
17DE

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

To start with doubledeck could not be used because of tree issues in the Islington area but a shuttle between Lancaster Gate and The Zoo, It was good to see London Zoo on the blind as previously known as THE ZOO

© Alisha Juszczyk

VMH2573 Metroline London Volvo bodied MCV Evoseti is seen at Barnsbury Road on London route 274 to Islington Angel.
This is seen on Saturday 1 June 2019.

 

 

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

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Sunday, 24.11.19