Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AC
39STL
41STL
25STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
17STL
23NS
17STL
22NS
17STL
6NS

WILLESDEN White Hart - High Road - Staverton Road - Mount Pleasant Road - Kensal Rise - West Kilburn - Malvern Road - Shirland Road - Warwick Avenue Stn - Edgware Road - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Strand - Aldwych - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Well Street - HACKNEY WICK - Eastway - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks / evenings )

30.10.35
AC
39STL
41STL
25STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
17STL
23NS
17STL
22NS
17STL
6NS

WILLESDEN White Hart - HACKNEY  WICK - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks / evenings / Thur/Sat midday journeys)
Thur and Sat midday journeys extended from Hackney Wick to Leyton Town Hall

28.05.37
AC
39STL
41STL
25STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
17STL
23NS
17STL
22NS
17STL
6NS

WILLESDEN White Hart - HACKNEY  WICK - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks / evenings / Thur/Sat midday journeys / Sun evenings)
Sunday evening journeys extended from Hackney Wick to Leyton Town Hall

03.05.39
AC
40STL
40STL
25STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
45STL
42STL
21STL

WILLESDEN White Hart - HACKNEY  WICK - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks / evenings / Thur/Sat midday journeys / Sun pm journeys)
Sunday afternoon journeys extended from Hackney Wick to Leyton Town Hall

29.10.39
AC
23STL
23STL
18STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
28STL+
31STL
16STL
    3STL/30    

WILLESDEN White Hart ( Mon-Sat except evenings ) - KENSAL RISE STATION ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - HACKNEY  WICK - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Withdrawn Mon-Sat evenings and Sunday between Kensal Rise and Willesden
Thur / Sat midday journeys and Sun pm journeys to Leyton Town Hall withdrawn

14.01.42
AC
24STL
25STL
18STL
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
37STL
30STL
16STL

KENSAL RISE STATION - HACKNEY  WICK - LEYTON TOWN HALL ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Withdrawn between Kensal Rise and Willesden except for garage journeys

02.05.51
AC
30RTW
28RTW
20RTW
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
25RTW
25RTW
20RTW

Allocation changed from STL to RTW

30.04.58
AC
30RTW
23RTW+
19RTW
      2RTW/8
1RTW/18
 
Joint with Route 6A
Mon-Sat
H
31RTW
25RTW
19RTW
6 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
29.01.64
AC
30RTW
--
16RTW
 
H
21RTW
--
14RTW

KENSAL RISE STN - HACKNEY WICK (Mon-Fri/Sun)- LEYTON TOWN HALL (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route withdrawn in favour of new 6B and regular Route on 6A.

RTW172

RTW172 passes the National Gallery

This image availabe with the RT.RTL.RTW download on the Bus Photos page

 

01.04.65
AC
29RM
--
16RM
 
H
21RM
--
14RM

RTW type replaced by new RM type.

01.09.66
AC
24RM+
--
13RM
    1RM / 8    
 
H
20RML
--
11RML

Hackney (H) RM replaced by RML

01.10.66
AC
24RML
--
13RML
 
H
20RML
--
11RM;

Willesden (AC) RM type replaced by new RML type.

31.12.66
AC
23RML
--
13RML
 
H
22RML
12RML
11RML

KENSAL RISE STATION (Mon-Fri/Sun) - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Sats) - HACKNEY WICK - LEYTON (Mon-Fri am peak)
Route 6A on Saturday restricted to limited peak Route therefore Saturday 6 reintroduced but only as far as Warwick Avenue Station.

07.09.68
AC
17RML
17RML
3RM
13RML
 
H
23RML
--
11RM;

KENSAL RISE STN - ALDWYCH (Sat) - HACKNEY WICK (Mon-Fri/Sun) - LEYTON TOWN HALL (Monday-Friday am peak)
Saturday extended from Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise to compensate for withdrawal of Route 6B but withdrawn between Aldwych and Hackney Wick which was replaced by a regular Saturday Route on 6A between Marylebone Station and Hackney Wick.

1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
25.10.69
AC
16RML
16RML/4RM
13RML
 
H
23RML
--
11RML

KENSAL RISE STN - ALDWYCH (Sat) - HACKNEY WICK (Mon-Fri/Sun)
Withdrawn between Hackney Wick and Leyton Town Hall.

24.01.70
AC
16RML
16RML/4RM
13RML
 
H
23RML
12RML
11RML

KENSAL RISE STN - HACKNEY WICK
Saturday Route re-introduced between Aldwych and Hackney Wick but Route was split into two overlapping sections:
Kensal Rise and Aldwych / Oxford Circus and Hackney Wick. This in actual fact was the 6A withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Marylebone and renumbered 6.


20 October 1973
Saturday through Route was re-introduced

25.04.81
AC
11RML
9RML
12RML
 
AG
28RML
18RML
9RML

Hackney Garage closed - new Ash Grove allocation introduced.

06.06.87
AC
9RML
9RML
--
 
AG
24RML
15RML
17T

Sunday AC allocation withdrawn and remainder converted to One Person Operation.

RML2370

Route branded RML2370

This image available with the Routemaster family download at Bus Photos

23.11.91
AC
26RML
25RML
18M
 
BW
11RML
8RML
--

AG allocation withdrawn. Sunday AC introduced. Mon-Sat BW allocation introduced.

18.07.92
AC
24RML
20RML
12M

KENSAL RISE STN - ALDWYCH
Withdrawn between Aldwych and Hackney Wick but replaced by new Route 26 Waterloo and Hackney Wick.

Bow (BW) withdrawn

RML2701

RML2701 Marble Arch

This image available with the Routemaster family download at Bus Photos


04.12.93
AC
20RML
20RML
12M
evenings
 
M
M
--

MS evening Route converted to OPO.

LN25

LN25 is seen on a Sunday shift

This image available with the
Single Deck download

19.09.98
AC
20RML
20RML
13AV/M
evenings
 
AV/M
AV/M
--

AV type introduced

AV34 M1339

AV34 approaches Queens Park

This image is available with the Metroline download

M1339 at The Strand

This image available with the
Metrobus download


17.04.01
AC
22RML
20RML
14VPL
evenings
 
8VPL
8VPL
--

VPL type introduced

2000 entry

VPL172

Advert free VPL172

This image is available with the Metroline download

 

12.10.02
AC501+
28RML
20RML
13VPL
evenings
 
8VPL
8VPL
--

Service increased

6 map

27.03.04
AC501+
30VP
27VP
16VP
Night
AC731+
8VP
8VP
8VP

Converted to OPO - and route now 24hr as "N" prefix dropped.

VP515

VP515 has just left the Aldwych stand

This image is available with the Metroline download

30.07.05
AC501+
30VP
26VP
16VP
Night
AC731+
8VP
8VP
8VP

ALDWYCH - Kensal Rise - Chamberlayne Road - Donnington Road - Pound Lane - WILLESDEN GARAGE
Daily Route extended from Kensal Rise to Willesden Garage via new routeing as above

VP523

New livery - new blind layout and shown on the new section of route at Willesden Sports Centre VP523

This image is available with the Metroline download

11.12.10
AC501+
26VP
26VP
16VP
Night
AC731+
8VP
8VP
8VP

Contract renewal - Mon-Fri peak REDUCTION - this allowed the 460 transfer into AC to partly compensate

12.12.15
AC501+
22VWH
24VWH
17VWH
Night
AC731+
8VWH
10VWH
10VWH

Contract extended for two years

VWH2088
VWH2088 negioates Marble Arch
 © Ian Armstrong
17.06.17
AC501+
24VWH
24VWH
17VWH
Night
AC731+
8VWH
10VWH
10VWH

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  ALDWYCH
Rerouted between Marble Arch and Piccadilly Circus via Park Lane and Piccadilly instead of Oxford Street and Regent Street

6 map 2017
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30.09.17
AC501+
24VWH
24VWH
17VWH
Night
AC731+
4VWH
8VWH
8VWH

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  ALDWYCH
Night service frequencies reduced

 

 

 

 


6 times 6 live stands Tender Specs Route 6 fares

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Changeover point Kensal Rise Station
or Willesden Garage

H Well Street - Hackney
Changeover point outside garage.

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point outside garage.

BW Bow
Changeover point at garage - buses running light from Hackney Wick