Route History

 

04.09.71
HT
14RT
6RM
--

TUFNELL PARK Monnery Rd - Tufnell Pk - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury Barn - Islington - Angel - Aldersgate Street - St Pauls - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)ROUTE 4A renumbered and extended to Holloway Garage via Tufnell Park

08.04.72
HT
14RT
6RT
--

Saturday allocation changed from RM to RT.


15.07.72
HT
14RT
7RM
--

Saturday allocation changed from RT back to RM


25.01.75
HT
14RT
7DM
--

Saturday allocation changed from RM to DM

RT3336

RT3336 at Highbury - a little odd that Highbury is not mentioned on the blind

© Eamonn Kentell

23.06.75
HT
14DM
7DM
--

Monday-Friday allocation changed from RM to DM

28.10.78
HT281+
14DM
8DM
--

TUFNELL PARK - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo.

01.10.79
HT281+
14DM
8DM
--
abbey LT Area divided into 8 districts - Route 4 was managed by  Abbey District
31.01.81
HT281+
14RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Tufnell Park to Archway Station and reverted from DM to RM vehicles.

04.09.82
HT281+
11RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury - Islington,  FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Farringdon Street and Waterloo except for Mon-Fri peaks.

29.01.83
HT281+
11RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks/evgs)
Extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo Mon-Fri evenings.

27.10.84
HT281+
9RM
7RM
--

TUFNELL PARK (garage jnys) - FINSBURY PARK (Mon-Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Archway except for garage journeys to Tufnell Park. Withdrawn section covered by extended  Route 19

02.02.85
HT281+
11M
7M
--

Converted to One Person Operation
.
03.08.85
HT281+
12M
10M
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury - Islington - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Extended from Finsbury Park to Archway Station.


21.06.86
HT281+
12M
7M
--

ARCHWAY - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo.

01.04.89
HT281+
12M
7M
--
ln logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off.
Route 4 came under London Northern stewardship
21.07.90
CF281+
13T
10T
--

HT allocation transferred to CF - and M type vehicles changed to T type.

26.05.91
CF281+
12T
10T
--
 
HT281+
--
--
5M

ARCHWAY STN - ISLINGTON Angel (Suns) - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route introduced between Archway and Islington from HT garage.

14.03.92
HT281+
12M
9M
5M

CF allocation transferred to HT.

M117

M117 at unknown location

This image available on the
Metrobus download

25.09.93
ED1+
16T
10T
5T
lc\sb logo Operated by LONDON SURBURBAN BUS (Edmonton Base)
T133

T133 Waterloo

This image available on the
Titan download

27.04.96
HT1+
17dd
11dd
5dd
mtl LOGO Route returns to MTL London
29.03.97
HT1+
17M
11M
5M

Titan and Olympian type withdraw

17.08.98
HT1+
17M
11M
5M
METROLINE LOGO MTL London purchased by Metroline
4 map

Scanned from 2000 leaflet

17.04.01
HT1+
17M/TP
11M/TP
5M/TP

Low floor double deck operation commenced.

TP13

TP13 Macdonald Road - Archway

This image is available on the Metroline download

01.10.05
HT1+
18TP
10TP
9TP
logo Contract renewal

ARCHWAY STN - WATERLOO
Sunday extended from Islington to Waterloo.

16.02.08
HT1+
18dd
11dd
9dd

Revised terminal arrangement at Waterloo where buses make a "U" turn via a dedicated bus gate instead of running dead via St Georges Circus - and The Cut

29.09.12
HT1+
18TE
19TE
12TE

Contract renewal

TE912

TE912 Highgate Hill

This image is available on the Metroline download

 

 

4 times 4 live 4 stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

 

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point at Archway ?

HT Holloway
Changeover point a Vorley Road stand or Holloway Garage

ED Edmonton
Changeover point at Archway ?