Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AE
24NS
18NS
--
 
W
21NS
16NS
--

LONDON BRIDGE STATION - Cannon Street - St Pauls - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Portman Square - Baker Street - Lord's - Swiss Cottage - Finchley Road - Childs Hill - Golders Green - Brent street - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Sat )

25.10.39
AE
32STD
30STD
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat )
Mon-Fri mid-day withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn

29.12.43
AE
28STD
9ST
24STD
--

LONDON BRIDGE STN - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HENDON Bell ( Mon-Fri peaks and evenings / Sat peaks / pm)
Sat between peaks withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon

02.05.45
AE
37STD
24STD
--
 
W
6STL
--
--

Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) reintroduced

09.01.46
AE
30STD
24STD
--
 
W
18ST
12ST
--

Saturday Cricklewood (W) ) reintroduced

05.05.48
AE
30STD
23STD
--
 
W
18RT
14RT
--

Cricklewood (W) introduced RT type

14.05.52
AE
30RT
25RT
--
 
W
18RT
9RT
--

RT type introduced at AE.

22.10.52
AE
30RT
25RT
--
 
W
17RT
9RT
--

GOLDERS GREEN - LONDON BRIDGE
Withdrawn between Golders Green and Hendon except for garage journeys to Hendon (AE)

17.03.54
AE
29RT
25RT
--
 
P
17RT
9RT
--

W allocation transferred to Old Kent Road (P)

30.04.58
AE
24RT
18RT
--
 
P
17RT
9RT
--

1958 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
AE
18RT
13RT
--
 
W
12RT
8RT
--

P garage closed - allocation transferred back to W.

04.03.59
AE
22RT
13RT
--
 
RL
10RT
8RT
--

W allocation transferred to Rye Lane (RL) because of staff shortages in West and North West London.

13.05.59
AE
22RT
21RT
--
 
RL
10RT
--
--

Saturday Rye Lane (RL) allocation withdrawn

18.12.62
AE
20RM
17RM
--
 
RL
13RM
--
--

RM type introduced.

RT902

RT902 seen with the future class for Route 13 at Golders Green

Jeff Lloyd collection

22.03.69
AE
17RM
19RM
--
 
Q
15RM
--
--

RL garage closed - allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

RM216

RM216 waits for a Camberwell crew to take over at London Bridge

 

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

24.01.70
AE
15RM
13RM
--
 
MH
6RM
--
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Aldwych and London Bridge - replaced by new RED ARROW ROUTE 513.
Q allocation withdrawn but new Muswell Hill (MH) allocation introduced.

19.10.75
AE
15RM
12RM
--
 
MH
6RML
--
--

RML.
replace RM at Muswell Hill (MH)
28.02.76
AE31+
15RML
12RML
--
 
MH81+
6RML
--
--

RML introduction at Hendon (AE)

28.10.78
FY111+
22RML
16RML
8RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - Golders Green - Swiss Cottage - St Johns Wood - Baker Street - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sat/Sun) - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri)
Daily extended from Golders Green to North Finchley via Finchley Central but Saturday withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Aldwych. Sunday Route introduced between North Finchley and Oxford Circus.
AE and MH allocations withdrawn in favour of new Finchley (FY) allocation.

1980 entry
 
04.09.82
FY111+
19RML
18RML
8RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - OXFORD CIRCUS (Sun) -ALDWYCH (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Oxford Circus to Aldwych.

RM1204

Substituting for an RM1204 at Golders Green

The full size image available on
RM CD

07.02.87
FY111+
22RML
20RML
8M

Sunday converted to One Person Operation.

M574

M574 Oxford Street

This image available on the
Metrobus download

25.05.91
FY111+
22RML
20RML
--
evgs & Suns
FY111+
11M
11M
8M

Mon-Sat evening Route converted to One Person Operation

RML2479

RML2479 in tourist bus livery at Finchley - Henlys Corner

This image available with the RML download

30.11.91
FY111+
22RML
20RML
--
evgs & Suns
FY111+
11M
11M
8M

NORTH FINCHLEY - ALDWYCH
Sunday extended from Oxford Circus to Aldwych.

04.12.93
BT111+
18RML
14RML
14RML

GOLDERS GREEN STN - ALDWYCH
Route transferred to Borehamwood Transport Routes.
Converted back to Crew Operation Sunday.

RML2569

RML2569 Golders Green

This image available with the RML download

06.07.96
BT111+
18RML
14RML
14L/T

Sunday Route reverted to OPO.

13 map
Scanned fro Summer 1996 leaflet
31.05.97
BT101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
HT61+
9M
9M
--
Sundays
HT41+
--
--
14M

Mon-Sat evenings converted to OPO and transferred to MTL London (HT) using buses ex 134.
Sunday Route also transferred to
MTL London (HT).

M306

M306 Golders Green

This image available on the
Metrobus download

 

04.09.99
EW101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
HT61+
9TP
9TP
--
Sundays
HT41+
--
--
14TP

Low floor type introduced at HT

TP45

TP45 Oxford Street

This image is available on the Metroline download

04.03.00
BT101+
18RML
14RML
--
MS evenings
EW
9M
9M
--
Sundays
EW731+
--
--
15M

OPO portion of route transferred within Metroline to Edgware (EW) using buses ex 113/240 Mon-Sat evenings

RM1005

RM1005 with the unusual registration mark for a London bus

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

01.09.01
BT701+
19RM
17RM
12RM
evenings  
ex 114
ex 114
ex 114

Route now fully contracted to Sovereign with daily Route fully crew operated by refurbished routemasters except for a few late evening journeys worked by DAF OPO double deckers prior to taking up Route on Route N13.

03.11.02
BT701+
17RM
16RM
9RM

Sovereign taken over by London United

VA14

VA14 Park Road

This image available on the
Transdev download

22.10.05
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

Converted to daily OPO - operated with Scania Omnidekka's

SLE36

SLE36 Childs Hill

This image available on the
Transdev download

04.06
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

"London Sovereign" name replaced by "Transdev corporate livery

30.08.08
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

Contract renewed - operator still Transdev Sovereign.

SP80

SP80 usually on Route 183 seen leaving
Golders Green

This image available on the
Transdev download

03.03.11
BT1+
20SLE
17SLE
12SLE

Formal date for split with London United - transferred to Veolia-Transdev but still displays Transdev fleet names.

31.08.13
BT1+
20VH
17VH
12VH

Contract renewal with new hybrid double deckers

VH18

VH18 Charing Cross Station

This image available on the
Transdev download

29.04.14
BT1+
21VH
17VH
12VH

Route now operated by RATP - no change to operation

18.07.16
BT1+
21VH
17VH
12VH

New style VH buses entered service

VH45154

New type VH45154 seen at Charing Cross

© Robert Donaldson

01.04.17
X
31MV
27MV
16MV
Night service
X
6MV
10MV
10MV

NORTH FINCHLEY  -  VICTORIA
Route 82 renumbered
Night service introduced replacing withdrawn N13
Contract reassigned to Tower Transit operating from Westbourne Park (X)

MV38125
MV38129 seen at Baker Street about to cross Marylebone Road
© Ian Armstrong


Current times for Route 13 live stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

Operating Garages

BT Edgware
Changeover at Golders Green

X Westbourne Park
Changeover at PARK ROAD London Business School and Golders Green ( Suns )
Some night duties have meal relief at North Finchley but mostly 1st half daytime 13, then meal break at North Finchley 2nd half night element

BT Borehamwood
Changeover at Golders Green

HT Holloway
Changeover at Golders Green

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover at Golders Green

W Cricklewood
Changeover at Golders Green

AE Hendon
Changeover at Golders Green

Q Camberwell
Changeover at London Bridge

RL Rye Lane
Changeover at London Bridge

P Old Kent Road
Changeover at London Bridge

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