Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.60
J
2RT
--
2RT

TRAFALGAR SQUARE -  ARCHWAY STATION ( except Sat night )
This Route was previously numbered 292 but was part of a scheme to renumber all night routes in the "N" series to make available the numbers for the trolleybus replacement routes although  this number remained vacant until 1962 and was used for a local route in the Edgware area that was part of the trolleybus replacement program

The 1.26 and 2.55 arrivals at Archway continued to Highgate Depot for meal relief forming 2.31 and 4.01 departures
01.10.63
J
2RM
--
2RM

Converted to Routemaster operation using buses from Route 14 which was converted at this time

25.10.69
J
2RML
--
2RML

Converted to RML operation using buses from Route 14.

04.09.71
HT
2RML
--
2RML

Holloway (J) closed - allocation transferred to Highgate (HT) which was renamed Holloway at the same time

RML2611 ouside National Portrait Gallery, July 1974

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26.01.75
HT
2DM
--
2DM

TYPE CHANGE

DMS1773 seen in Islington High Street, Juy 1975

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30.04.81
HT441+
2RML
--
2RML

TYPE CHANGE

RM565 Islington, July 1981

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29.10.83
HT441+
2DMSc
2DMSc
2DMSc

Saturday night introduction

13.04.84
HT31+
2DMS
2DMS
2DMS

PIMLICO Grosvenor Road - Belgrave Road - Wilton Road - Victoria - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Holborn - Rosebery Avenue - Angel - Upper Street - Highbury Corner- Holloway Road- Archway - Hornsey Rise - Crouch End - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  ( Nightly )
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Pimlico via withdrawn Route N90
Extended from Archway to Muswell Hill via Routes 41 and W7
Converted to OPO

Running number sequence change

26.10.84
HT31+
2M
2M
2M

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  ( Nightly )
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Pimlico - this section replaced by revised N2

M1159 Islington with one of Mike's relatives's sho[ in the background ?

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21.06.86
HT31+
2M
2M
2M
 
PB21+
1M
1M
1M

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - POTTERS BAR GARAGE  ( Nightly )
Withdrawn between Archway and Muswell Hill
Extended via Route 17 from Archway to North Finchley and then withdrawn N80 to POTTERS BAR GARAGE

One journeys from Potters Bar to Southgate on Saturday am went direct via Route 298
One nightly journey from Potters Bar direct via Hadley Highstone
Potters Bar (PB) allocation introduced to compensate for loss of N80.

M1073, blind equipped for the new Northern terminal although on this occasion heading for the home garage, July 1987 M666 seen at South Mimms on the way to Potters Bar Garage, th Daily Mirror in the windsreen no doubt donated by a grateful press worker
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25.09.87
HT31+
1M
1M
1M
    +1M/93 +1M/93 +1M/93
PB21+
1M
1M
1M

VICTORIA BUS STATION - POTTERS BAR GARAGE  ( Nightly )
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Victoria
Journeys from PB garage via Hadley Highstone and Cockfosters withdrawn
HT Meal relief point now Victoria instead of HT garage

16.06.89
HT31+
1M
1M
1M
    +1M/93 +1M/93 +1M/93
PB21+
1M
1M
1M

VICTORIA BUS STATION - HIGHGAE VILLAGE ( one am journey ) - POTTERS BAR GARAGE  ( Nightly )
0619 departure from Victoria projected  from Archway to Highgate Village and then returns to HT garage out of service

17.07.92
HT31+
3M
4M
3M
 
PB21+
1M
1M
1M
 
S
1M
--
1M

KINGSTON  OR VICTORIA BUS STATION - HIGHGAE VILLAGE ( one am journey ) OR POTTERS BAR GARAGE  ( Nightly )
Revised to run direct between Whetstone and Barnet Hill instead of via Southgate and New Barnet
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Kingston via
withdrawn N67 to Hammersmith then Fulham Palace Road - Putney Bridge - Putney Common - Rocks Lane - Church Road - then withdrawn section of N93 to Fulwell and then Route 281 to KINGSTON Fairfield Bus Station
Shepherds Bush (S) allocation introduced
Due to a weight restriction on Hammersmith Bridge imposed at this time the night service from Hammersmith to Barnes Red Lion was not replaced

26.03.93
HT31+
4S
4S
4S
 
PB21+
1S
1S
1S

Shepherds Bush (S) allocation withdrawn

S18 seen operating the sole am journey to Highgate Village using a bus usually reserved for the X43

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25.02.94
HT31+
2M
2M
2M

VICTORIA - Trafalgar Square -  Cambridge Circus - Tottenham Court Road Stn - Bloomsbury - Theobalds Road - Rosebery Avenue - Islington High Street - Highbury Corner- Holloway Road - Archway - Highgate Stn - East Finchley - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Nightly )
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Kingston this section replaced by New Route N9
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Potters Bar this section being covered by Route N13 thus PB allocation withdrawn
Section of route between Trafalgar Square and Holborn via Aldwych replaced by  New Route N91
Section Archway to Highgate Village withdrawn

A study of this timetable reveals that there were no meal reliefs - that the duties were straight through although the stand times were generous in order to grab a cuppa

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.06.95
Withdrawn - replaced mainly by Route N43

Garages

J Holloway
Meal reliefs at HT Highgate

HT Holloway
Meal reliefs at garage or Victoria

PB Potters Bar
Meal reliefs at garage or Victoria

S Shepherds Bush
Meal reliefs at Victoria

 

 

 

New Years Eve 1993 Fulwell (FW) had an allocation of 3 buses but they only operated between Kingston and Trafalgar Square. Full details can be found on 1993 New Year leaflet available from the Sales List. There is also a hand written instruction that HT duties to be covered by Hounslow (AV)

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Sunday, 28.04.19