Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
PB
12RT
11RT
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - Wood Green - Palmers Green - Southgate - Cockfosters - Potters Bar - then Cranbourne Road - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) or Cecil Road - SOUTH MIMMS Blanche Lane (Sats) CLARE HALL HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri/Sat jnys) Barnet Way - Elstree Way - BOREHAMWOOD Chester Road (Mon-Fri am/pm jny)
NEW SERVICE REPLACING PART OF 29 AND ALL OF 29B.

Extracted from September 1968 Red Book
 

 

01.01.70
PB
12RT
11RT
--

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

24.01.70
AD
--
8RM
--
 
WN
14RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - Manor House - Turnpike Lane - Wood Green - Palmers Green - Southgate - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn north of Cockfosters - replaced by new service 299
New Saturday Palmers Green (AD)  and Mon-Fri Wood Green (WN) allocation introduced.


13.06.70
AD
7RM
8RM
--
 
WN
7RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Part of Mon-Fri WN allocation transferred to Palmers Green (AD)


RT4037 Southgate subs for an RM

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16.01.71
AD
7RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Wood Green allocation withdrawn.

16.06.73
AD
5RM
5RM
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane


14.06.75
AD
7RM
6RM
--

FINSBURY PARK STATION - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Service restored between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane.

RM859 passes Turnpike Lane Station

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19.03.77
AD71+
5RM
5RM
3RM

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - SOUTHGATE STATION (Suns) - COCKFOSTERS STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane.
Sunday service introduced between Turnpike Lane Station and Southgate Station replacing withdrawn section of service 29 

RM1327 Canon Hill heading for the revised terminal

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27.09.80
PB41+
5DMS
4DMS
2DMS
 
WN71+
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
ONE PERSON OPERATION COMMENCED
Extended to South Mimms replacing withdrawn service 299.
Palmers Green allocation withdrawn in favour of Potters Bar (PB) and Wood Green (WN).

DMS54 Wood Green Station

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19.09.81
PB41+
5DMS
4DMS
2DMS
 
WN71+
5M
5M
2M

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Metrobus operation introduced at Wood Green (WN)

M1265 Potters Bar

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19.12.81
PB41+
5M
4M
2M
 
WN71+
5M
5M
2M


TURNPIKE LANE STATION
- CRANBOU
RNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Metrobus operation introduced at Potters Bar (PB)

04.09.82
PB41+
--
--
2M
 
WN71+
9M
7M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Mon-Sat PB allocation withdrawn - and Sunday Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.

23.04.83
PB41+
9M
6M
4M

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.

M673 Southgate

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21.06.86
SA
dd
dd
dd
 New contract

TURNPIKE LANE STATION
- CRANBOU
RNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Contract reassigned


AN307 Leaving Southgate Station LR66 Clare Hall Hospital
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22.02.88
SH
7dd
7dd
3dd
Contract reassigned

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - CRANBOURNE RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - CLARE HALL HOSPITAL
Contract reassigned

Grey Green 452 POTTERS BAR Lion 497 Green Lanes
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Extracted from 1990 map

01.02.92
NP221+
3midi
3midi
2midi
Contract reassigned for 3 year contract

CLARE HALL HOSPITAL - Blanche Lane - South Mimms - Cecil Road - Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Withdrawn between Southgate and Turnpike Lane and converted to Mercedes midibus operation
, withdrawn section partly replaced by increased service on Route 121

117 parked at Clare Hall 617 Chase Side
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10.03.97
AD
4DRL
4DRL
3DRL
Operated by Arriva North

CLARE HALL HOSPITAL - Blanche Lane - South Mimms - Cecil Road - Potters Bar Stn (double run) Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Diverted to serve Potters Bar Station.

 

DRL49 Southgate Station

 

31.01.98
WN301+
4LDR
4LDR
3LDR

Palmers Green (AD) allocation transferred to Wood Green (WN)

02.02.02
WN301+
6LDR
6LDR
4LDR

POTTERS BAR Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate - Potters Bar Stn (double run) Potters Bar - Cockfosters - Chase Side - Southgate - Waterfall Road - ARNOS GROVE STATION
Withdrawn between Potters Bar and South Mimms - this section covered by new 398 Potters Bar and Borehamwood but extended from Southgate to Arnos Grove Station via High Street - Waterfall Road and Bowes Road.

 

 

LDR18 Potters Bar Station

 

03.02.07
WN301+
5DWL
6DWL
4DWL

Contract renewal

DWL43 Arnos Grove Station
27.11.10
WN301+
5DWL
6DWL
4DWL

ARNOS GROVE STATION  -  POTTERS BAR STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings - Saturday  - Sunday )   -   POTTERS BAR Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Withdrawn between Potters Bar Station and Cranbourne Road Industrial Estate Mon-Fri evenings,Sat and Sun

AE12 Arnos Grove Station

Note the registration DS to reflect Dean Sullivan the owner of Sullivan Buses

Extracted from Arriva Map 2011 drawn by Mike Harris which is available for sale
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The Greater London Bus Map

04.02.12
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE
Contract reassigned to Sullivan;s Buses operating from their South Mimms base

 

 

January 9th 2017 I was the conductor of RML2272 on a LUL strike day and am seen here at Arnos Grove with my driver Mark Davis

 

04.02.17
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE

Contract renewal

Before the new Enviros were put to work on the 217, our route acted as a test bed in the preceding weeks to introduction.
E80 is seen here near Arnos Grove

© Ian Jordan

11..11.17
SM1+
5AE
4AE
3AE

POTTERS BAR STATION  -  ARNOS GROVE STN
Withdrawn between Potters Bar Station and Cranborne Road Industrial Estate

 

Operating Garages

SM South Mimms
Changeover point at Cranborne Road except evenings and weekends when Potters Bar Station
From 11.11.17 all changeovers at Potters Bar Station

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point garage.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point garage up to 1990
From 1998 changeover at Arnos Grove - crews using Piccadilly Line

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Lion

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point at Southgate Station


 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Monday, 11.05.20