Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.09.99
HN
8sd
6sd
3sd
New Contract

SOUTH HARROW STN - Whitton Avenue - Sudbury Hill - Alperton - Hanger Lane - Western Avenue - Gypsy Corner - Park Royal - - WILLESDEN JUNCTION STN
NEW ROUTE
replacing Route 187 between South Harrow and Park Royal operated by London Traveller from Harlesden depot.

This has been extracted from the Oct 1999 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
       Allocation Books
09.00
HN
8sd
6sd
3sd
Company now trades as Metropolitan Omnibus

 

V508 South Harrow

 

25.05.02
HN
8sd
7sd
3sd

Rerouted between Gipsy Corner and Park Royal via the full length of Park Royal Road instead of Chase Road - Minerva Road - and Standard Road.

01.11.02
WB
8sd
7sd
3sd
Contract reassigned

Operation transferred to Thorpes from their base at Wembley

07.06.03
PA
9sd
7sd
3sd

Wembley allocation moved to Perivale (PA)

 

Dart 535 South Harrow stand

 

06.03.04
ON
9DML
7DML
4DML
Contract reassigned

24.03.07
ON
9DML
7DML
4DML

Rerouted via grounds of Central Middlesex Hospital to serve new bus station

 

 

VNL32218 usually seen on the 83 route strays onto the 487 - seen here on a short working to Gipsy Corner

 

 

28.06.08
WJ
9DML
7DML
4DML

Transferred from Alperton (ON) to Willesden Junction (WJ)

 

 

DML41237 unknown location

 

07.03.09
WJ
9DMLe
7DMLe
6DMLe

Contract renewal - Sunday service increased. New E200 darts introduced

 

 

DML44070 Central Middlesex Hospital

 

28.04.12
ON301+
9DMLe
7DMLe
6DMLe

Allocation moved from Willesden Junction (WJ) to Alperton (ON)

22.06.13
ON301+
9DE
7DE
6DE
Contract novated to Metroline West

08.03.14
ON301+
9DE
8DE
6DE

Contract extended for 2 years

05.03.16
ON301+
11DE
10DE
6DE

Contract renewal with increased frequencies

Operating Garages

ON Alperton
Changeover at Bridgewater Road

PA Perivale
Changeover not known

WB Wembley
Changeover at WJ

HN Harlesden
Changeover WJ

WJ Willesden Junction
Changeover at WJ

Stands and turning points

A study of the route record reveals an oddity which is quite comon with TFL. The turn at Alperton Sainsburys shows the the last stop is Bridgewater Road for Alperton Station and yet blind display shows that Sainsbury's must be used. Before Mike Harris retired I would point out these fopars and he would edit the route description documents accordingly.

Extract from First map dated 2007 drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 08.10.19