Route History

19.01.91
SO
12midi
12midi
6midi
New contract

HARROW BUS STATION - South Harrow - Kings Road - Rayners Lane - North Harrow - Headstone Drive - Wealdstone - Kenton - Northwick Park Station - Northwick Park Hospital - HARROW BUS STATION (Daily circular route in both directions)
New midibus route operated by Sovereign using 33 seater Mercedes midibuses from a new base at Pinner Road - West Harrow under a 3 year LRT contract
The route was in effect the renumbering of Route 201

The anti clockwise direction used yellow blinds


Sovereigb 424

Mercedes midibus waiting to perform an anti clockwise journey

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04.09.99
SO111+
11Dart
11dart
6dart

HARROW BUS STATION  -   HARROW BUS STATION (Daily circular route in both directions)
Contract renewal with new low floor darts

525 Harrow

03.11.02
SO111+
11Dart
11dart
6dart
CONTRACT NOVATED TO
London United ( Sovereign )

04.09.04
SO101+
6SDP
6SDP
3SDP

HARROW BUS STATION - SOUTH HARROW - RAYNERS LANE - NORTH HARROW - WEALDSTONE - KENTON - NORTHWICK PARK - HARROW BUS STATION Circular route in this direction only
The anti-clockwise routeing was renumbered H9 - this was to save confusion especially for common stops like Northwick Park Hospital.
Previously yellow blinds were used but often not used properly

SDP519 in London Sovereign colours at
Northwick Park Hospital

April 06
SO91+
6SDP
6SDP
3SDP
Vehicles now started to appear with plain Transdev marking with no reference to London Sovereign

SDP523 in Transdev colours at
Harrow Bus Station

03.09.11
SO91+
8DE
7DE
4DE

HARROW BUS STATION - SOUTH HARROW - RAYNERS LANE - NORTH HARROW - WEALDSTONE - KENTON - NORTHWICK PARK - HARROW BUS STATION Circular route in this direction only )
Contract renewal

March 2014
SO91+
8DE
7DE
4DE
Transdev purchased by RATP

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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03.09.16
SO101+
7DE
7DE
4DE

HARROW BUS STATION - SOUTH HARROW - RAYNERS LANE - NORTH HARROW - WEALDSTONE - KENTON - NORTHWICK PARK - HARROW BUS STATION ( Circular route in this direction only )
Contract renewal with increased frequencies

07.12.20
SO101+
8DE
15*DE
9*DE

NORTHWICK PARK  -  HARROW BUS STATION - SOUTH HARROW - RAYNERS LANE - NORTH HARROW - WEALDSTONE - KENTON - NORTHWICK PARK  (Circular route in this direction only )
The terminal point at each end altered to Northwick Park Hospital.
At the hospital buses work the anti clockwise loop as per 186

The working via Rushout Avenue and Northwick avenue withdrawn in favour of direct route via Kenton Road
Sat and Sun joint operation with H9

04.09.21
SO351+
Joint with H9
Joint with H9
Joint with H9

NORTHWICK PARK  -  HARROW BUS STATION - SOUTH HARROW - RAYNERS LANE - NORTH HARROW - WEALDSTONE - KENTON - NORTHWICK PARK ( Circular route in this direction only )
Contract renewal with single deck electric buses introduced in due course

Taken from 2021 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

Operating Garages

SO Sovereign Harrow
Crew Changeover point Harrow Bus Station - Mon-Sat evgs and all day Sunday reliefs performed at garage - buses running light from Harrow Bus Station
From 07.12.20 North Harrow

Live visual

 

Not Available

 

A special thanks to the Commercial Team at London Sovereign for providing all of the behind the scenes information

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.06.22