Route History

14.11.87
NW221+
10MR
10MR
--
New Service mainly replacing
Route 209

SOUTH HARROW STATION - Eastcote Lane - Rayners Lane - Alexandra Avenue - Rayners Lane Station - Village Way - Cannon Lane - Eastcote Road - Marsh Road - Bridge Street - Pinner Station - Elm Park Road - Uxbridge Road - Hatch End - Uxbridge Road - Long Elms - Harrow Weald Garage - Uxbridge Road - Masefield Avenue - Newbolt Road - Binyon Avenue - Bridge Road - HARROW WEALD Masefield Avenue ( Mon-Sat )
This was a minibus route replacing Route 209 between South Harrow and Harrow Weald which was withdrawn apart from two schoolday journeys
This was part of the Harrow Bus scheme and the route was allocated to a new base at North Wembley (NW)

A crowded MR42 seen in Bridge Street Pinner on the first day of operation

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20.08.88
NW221+
10MR
10MR
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - Eastcote Lane - Rayners Lane - Alexandra Avenue - Rayners Lane Station - Village Way - Cannon Lane - Eastcote Road - Marsh Road - Bridge Street - Pinner Station - Elm Park Road - Uxbridge Road - Hatch End - Uxbridge Road - Long Elms - Harrow Weald Garage - Uxbridge Road  -  Stanmore Broadway - STANMORE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Harrow Weald to Stanmore Station

Optare demonstrator seen at Harrow Weald
May 1990

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01.12.90
NW221+
13SR
12SR + 1 H14
 

MR type replaced by SR

 

 

SR88 Hatch End

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12.10.91
HD201+
10DT
9DT
--
Allocation transferred to HD

SR type replaced by Dart DT

 

 

DT138 South Harrow Station

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04.07.92
HD172+
2M ex 183
--
--
 
HD101+
10DT+
9DT
 

The two am schoolday journeys that were previously operated as Route 209 transferred to H12

15.09.96
HD171+
2M ex 183
--
--
 
HD101+
11EDR
9EDR
4EDR

SOUTH HARROW STATION - STANMORE STATION ( DAILY )
Sunday service introduced

 

 

EDR32 seen opposite HD Garage

 

04.09.99
BT31+
11sd
11sd
4sd
 
HN6 & 7
2dd
--
--
Schoolday journeys with new operator
Contract reassigned to Sovereign at
Edgware (BT)

   
M693 London Traveller colours
Dart 512 In the smart blue and cream livery of Sovereign at Stanmore
03.11.01
SO141+
11sd
11sd
4sd
 
HN
2dd
--
--

BT allocation moved to Harrow (SO) in a swap with Route 183

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
01.11.02
SO141+
11sd
11sd
4sd
 
FE
2VE
--
--
Metropolitan Omnibus sold to Thorpes operating from a Wembley Stadium base (FE)
 

 

VE171 South Harrow

 

04.09.04
HD401+
12VP
11VP
6VP
Contract reassigned to Metroline (HD)
and converted to double deck

Thorpes involvement also withdrawn now that route converted to dd not needed

 

 

VP487 passing home garage at Harrow Weald

 

03.09.11
HD401+
12VP
11VP
7VP

Contract renewal

01.05.14
HD401+
12VP
11VP
7VP
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
03.09.16
HD401+
12VP
11VP
7VP

Contract extended for two years

 

 

This is the first VWH on the Route and will be given a full VWH allocation on Sunday once all 57 VWHs arrive. I was quite surprised to see this today given that there are only a few VWHs at HD

 

01.09.18
BT121+
10VH
10VH
7VH
New Operator

Start of new contract

  RATP London United VH45147 at South Harrow
 

RATP London Sovereign (ADH45282, YX68 UNM, Edgware/Approach Road (BT)-based) at Pinner Station, Marsh Road, Pinner, London. Body no J409/5, delivered new 27/09/2018.

 

©Antony Orr

Operating Garages

NW North Wembley
Crew Changeover point not known but probably Harrow Bus Station or possibly HD Garage

HD Harrow Weald
Crew Changeover point at garage

SO Sovereign West Harrow
Crew Changeover point not known

BT Edgware
Crew Changeover Stanmore Station