Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.11.68
HW
13MB
10MB
9MB

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL ( see below ) - NORTHWOOD STATION - GREENFORD Red Lion
Replaced withdrawn section of Route 232

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
Scanned from 1970 Red Book

 

MBS431 is taking on a good load at Greenford Broadway - no doubt a few will have to stand in what these buses were dubbed " cattle trucks "

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

Bus Photos for sale
 


27.07.74
HW
13DMS
10DMS
9DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL ( journeys ) - NORTHWOOD STATION - GREENFORD Red Lion
Converted to double deck operation.

 

DMS672 seen here a a deserted Eastcote

This image is part of the Nostalgia 2 download

Bus Photos for sale
 

 


01.03.75
HW
13DMS
10DMS
9DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri &early evg/Sat except evgs/Sun afts) - NORTHWOOD STN - GREENFORD
Mount Vernon journeys increased as above.

31.03.79
HW21+
13DMS
8DMS
5DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - SOUTHALL GARAGE
Extended from Northwood to Mount Vernon Hospital at all times and also from Greenford to Southall Garage.

28.09.79
HW21+
13M
8M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - SOUTHALL GARAGE
Converted from Daimler to Metrobus operation.

09.08.86
HL121+
11M
7M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY
Extended from Southall Garage to Hanwell Garage and also allocation transferred to Hanwell (HL) with garage closure.

26.09.87
HL121+
13M
8M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY
Rerouted to double run via Ealing Hospital.

 

M217 seen running to the home shed


03.03.90
hl121+
12RW
3M
11RW
5RW

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY (garage jnys)
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Withdrawn between Ealing Hospital and Hanwell Broadway except for garage journeys.
Service converted to midibus operation except for SDO journeys.

06.02.93
HL
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
2M
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY (garage jnys)
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Double deck SDO allocation transferred to Alperton (ON)

06.03.93
G
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
2M
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN -EALING HOSPITAL (SDO jnys) M operated

Hanwell garage closed - allocation transferred to Greenford (G).

 

 

RW45 seen here on the Ruislip Road at Yeading


22.05.93
G
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
3M/105
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN - EALING HOSPITAL (SDO jnys) M operated

Metrobus operation now ex105 instead of standalone.

 

 

LA26 shows here why double deck journeys were necessary


07.03.98
G
12DM
3M
10DM
6DM

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Metrobus operation transferred to Greenford (G).
New contract starts with low floor buses.

 

 

DM128 demonstrates the new order at Yeading


19.04.03
G
16TN
12TN
9TN

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Start of phased introduction of low floor double deck operation

 

 

 

TN33159 shows off the very clear blind display


06.03.10
G
16TN
12TN
9TN

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal


22.06.13
G
16TN
12TN
9TN
Contract novated to Metroline West - no change to operation

 

 

 

TN33292was transferred to Metroline when First pulled out and was renumbered TP1523. Seen here at the new Mount Vernon bus stand

 

 

07.03.15
G
16TE
12TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal

 

A mix of new Enviroros and Trident is seen on most days. TE1740 is seen on the stand at Mount Vernon with a misleading destination


07.03.20
G
16TE
13TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal

Operating Garages

HW Southall
Changeover point at garage or Greenford

HL Hanwell
Changeover point at garage

G Greenford
Changeover point at garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 18.04.20