Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
14.10.72
HT
4FS
4FS
--


ARCHWAY STATION - CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
New flat fare minibus service - for route details see below

 

FS15 Archway Tavern

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25.11.72
HT
5FS
5FS
--

Scanned from  Feb 1973 Red Book - note that the PVR was increased within 1 month of route introduction

03.08.75
HT
5BS
5BS
--

ARCHWAY STATION - WILLESDEN GREEN ( Mon - Sat )
Converted to BS type

BS6 West End Lane

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16.10.76
HT421+
5BS
5BS
--

ARCHWAY STATION - WILLESDEN GREEN ( Mon - Sat )
Extended from Cricklewoood to Willesden Green

Scanned from April 1978 Red Book showing extension to Willesden Green

30.03.81
HT421+
5BL
5BL
--

ARCHWAY STATION - WILLESDEN GREEN ( Mon - Sat ) 
Bristol type introduced giving more capacity

BL53 Swiss Cottage

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04.09.82
HT421+
7BL
6BL
--

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - ARCHWAY STATION ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - Junction Road - Brecknock Road - York Way - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Convert to conventional fare stage system.
Withdrawn between West Hampstead and Willesden Green
Extended via Junction Road and withdrawn 239 from Archway to Kings Cross except evenings

29.01.83
HT421+
7BL
5BL
--

SHOOT UP HILL ( except early am and late pm ) - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - KINGS CROSS
Extended from Archway to Kings Cross evenings

31.03.84
HT421+
7BL
5BL
--

SHOOT UP HILL Minster Road ( except early am and late pm ) - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - KINGS CROSS
Extended from West Hampstead to Shoot Up Hill (except early am and late evenings)


27.10.84
HT171+
8BL
8BL
--

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs) - Claremont Road - Cricklewood Lane - CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat evgs) - Mill Lane - West Hampstead - Swiss Cottage - Hampdtead Heath - Parliament Hill Fields - Archway - Tufnell Park - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Shoot Up Hill to Brent Cross except evenings when curtailed at Cricklewood BRoadway
Running number sequence change

 

24.04.85
HT171+
8BL
8BL
--

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs and early am)- CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri early am / Sat early evening) - WEST HAMPSTEAD Sheriff Road (Mon-Sat evgs)- - KINGS CROSS
Diverted at Cricklewood via Lichfield Road instead of Shoot up Hill

25.10.86
HT171+
8BL
7BL
4BL

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat evgs ) - WEST HAMPSTEAD Sheriff Road ( Sunday )- ARCHWAY STATION ( Sunday ) - KINGS CROSS
Sunday service introduced between Archway & West Hampstead


06.06.87
HT171+
8BL
7BL
4BL

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat evgs ) - WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green ( Sunday )- ARCHWAY STATION ( Sunday ) - KINGS CROSS
Sunday extended from Sheriff Road to West End Green in West Hampstead

29.11.87
HT171+
8BL
7BL
4BL

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat evgs,Sundays - KINGS CROSS ( daily )
Sunday extended from West End Green to Cricklewood BRoadway and from Archway to Kings Cross

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

03.04.88
HT171+
8BL
7BL
4BL

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat evgs,Sunday  ) - ARCHWAY STATION ( Sunday ) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Archway and Kings Cross

M1111 Goods Way April 1990

The blind would suggest these double deck journeys were restricted to run between Archway and Kings Cross

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21.07.90
NA11+
12DT
12DT
6DT
C11/C12 joint allocation
New contract - now operated by R & I coaches from a base at North Acton.

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- CRICKLEWOODPennine Drive ( Mon-Sat evgs )- WEST END GREEN ( Sunday ) - ARCHWAY STATION
Withdrawn between Archway and Kings Cross - this section replaced by New route C12
Sunday withdrawn between West Hampstead and Cricklewood

 

R&I 129 Belsize Park

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27.03.93
NA
12DT
12DT
6DT
C11/C12 joint allocation

BRENT CROSS ( Mon-Sat except evgs)- NORTH CRICKLEWOOD Tilling Road( Mon-Sat evgs )- WEST END GREEN ( Sunday ) - ARCHWAY STATION
Mon-Sat evegs extended from Pennine Drive to North Cricklewood

234 Archway October 1994 shortly before MTL take over

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30.10.94
NA
12DT
12DT
6DT
C11/C12 joint allocation
R & I Coaches purchased by
MTL London on 26.10.94

BRENT CROSS ( except evgs)- NORTH CRICKLEWOOD Tilling Road( Mon-Sat evgs ) - ARCHWAY STATION
Sunday service extended from West Hampstead to Brent Cross

27.04.96
HT341+
7DRL
6DRL
6DRL

BRENT CROSS ( except evgs)- NORTH CRICKLEWOOD Tilling Road( Mon-Sat evgs ) - ARCHWAY STATION
Allocation moved from North Acton (NA) to Holloway (HT)

 

 

MTL Dart 235 at Brent Cross

 


25.07.98
HT341+
13DML
13DML
7DML
MTL purchased by Metroline

BRENT CROSS ( except evgs)- NORTH CRICKLEWOOD Tilling Road( Mon-Sat evgs ) - ARCHWAY STATION 
Increased frequencies to compensate for Route C12 withdrawal - and converted to low floor single deck

12.10.02
W101+
15DML
16DML
10DML

BRENT CROSS ( except evgs)- NORTH CRICKLEWOOD Tilling Road( Mon-Sat evgs ) - ARCHWAY STATION 
Allocation moved from Holloway (HT) to Cricklewood (W)

01.02.03
W101+
16DML
14DML
11DML

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
I
ncreased frequencies to compensate for Route C12 withdrawal - and converted to low floor single deck
Extended evenings from North Cricklewood to Brent Cross

 

 

DLD60 Vorley Road stand

 


26.07.03
HT321+
16DML
14DML
11DML

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
Allocation moved from Cricklewood back to Holloway (HT)

 

 

DML44 turns into Macdonald Road from Highgate Hill

 


05.02.05
PA101+
16DML
16DML
13DML
Contract reassigned to Thorpes at
Perivale (PA)

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
New contract

 

 

DLF88 Thorpes livery at Brent X

 


06.01.07
PA101+
17DLF
13DLF
14DLF
Contract formally transferred to
Metroline Travel.

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
New contract

 

DLF68 Brent Cross


24.07.10
PA101+
20DE
19DE
14DE

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
Contract renewal

01.10.11
W301+
20DE
17DE
11DE

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION 
Allocation moved from Perivale (PA) to Cricklewood (W)

 

DE1136 Vorley Road

 


25.07.15
W301+
20DE
17DE
11DE

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION  
Contract extended for two years

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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22.07.17
W301+
20DE
18DE
13DE

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
Contract renewal

DE1139 Brent Cross

23.07.22
W301+
16DE
16DE
15DE

BRENT CROSS - ARCHWAY STATION
Contract extended for two years

 

Current Blind



C11

 

Garages

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at Brent Cross

HT Holloway
Crew Changeover point at Vorley Road stand

NA North Acton
Changeover point at Brent Cross

PA Perivale
Changeover point at Brent Cross

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Friday, 29.07.22