Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
36NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Edgware road - Maida Vale - Kilburn - Shoot up Hill - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - Edgware Road - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or North Circular Road - Neasden - Blackbird Cross - Wembley Park Stn - WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
18.10.34
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
36NS
11LS

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat ) - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

17.04.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

Sunday Hendon (AE) allocation introduced

09.05.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

26.09.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

02.10.35
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

Sunday only Hendon (AE) allocation withdrawn

07.05.36
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

27.05.36
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

Sunday only Hendon (AE) allocation reinstated

07.10.36
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
34NS
9LS
25NS
9LS
20NS
9LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

28.05.37
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
43NS
41NS
29NS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

14.10.37
AE
--
--
11STD
 
W
43STL
40STL
28STL

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

12.05.38
AE
--
--
11STL
 
W
43STL
40STL+
28STL
      1STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

12.10.38
W
43STL
40STL+
39STL
      1STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months
Sunday only Hendon (AE) withdrawn

11.05.39
W
36STL+
29STL+
41STL
    1STL/13
1STL/92
2STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

12.10.39
W
36STL
29STL+
41STL
    1STL/13
1STL/92
2STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium withdrawn

18.10.39
W
27STL
20STD
21STL
20STD
27STL
20STD

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Edgware road - Maida Vale - Kilburn - Shoot up Hill - Cricklewood - Dollis Hill Lane - Coles Green Road - Crest Road - Tanfield Ave - NEASDEN Dog Lane ( Sunday evenings )- Blackbird Cross - Forty Avenue - North Wembley - East Lane - Watford Road - SUDBURY TOWN STATION ( except Sun evenings )
Withdrawn between Cricklewood and West Hendon but extended daily from Cricklewood to Sudbury Town Station except Sunday evenings when it was curtailed at Neasden

20.03.40
GM
7STL
4STL
--
 
W
24STL
20STD
23STL
20STD
48STL

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
tSunday evenings extended from Neasden to Sudbury Town
Mon-Sat Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced

28.10.42
GM
7STD
10STL
9STL
 
W
42STL
36STL
31STL

Sunday Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced

09.01.46
GM
--
--
7STL
 
W
45STL
15ST
44STL
10ST
35STL

Mon-Sat Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn

13.03.46
W
48STL
14ST
42STL
14ST
49STL

Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn

26.10.49
W
68SRT
56SRT
41SRT

Converted to SRT type

17.10.51
W
68SRT
56SRT
8SRT
33RT

Sunday part allocation converted from SRT to RT.

SRT23

SRT23 outside the canteen at Victoria Station

© GEOFF RIXON


17.03.54
GM
--
14RT
15RT
 
W
45SRT
23RT
15SRT
27RT
26RT

Weekend GM allocation introduced.

06.10.54
GM
--
14RT
14RT
 
W
65RT
42RT
26RT

SRT class withdrawn.

12.10.55
GM
--
11RT
14RT
 
W
61RT
40RT
23RT

Sudbury section curtailed at Kilburn Park after am Mon-Fri peak.

16.10.57
GM
--
11RT
--
 
W
61RT
40RT
37RT

Sunday GM allocation withdrawn

16 times

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


26.11.58
W
61RT
41RT
37RT

GM allocation withdrawn.

RTL582

RTL582 which normally worked on Route 2 seen here at Victoria

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

01.01.63
W
54RM
40RM
37RM

RT allocation replaced by RM.

07.09.68
W
51RM
34RM
26RM
1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
 
13.06.70
W
34RM
22RM
19RM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Dog Lane
Withdrawn between Neasden and Sudbury Town Station - withdrawn section replaced by new route 245.

19.11.73
W
37RM
25RM
18RM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre
Neasden terminal changed.

15.12.73
W
37DMSc
25DMSc
18DMSc

RM type replaced by DMS crew vehicles

03.10.74
W
37DM
25DM
18DM

DMS replaced by DM.

25.05.80
W1+
18RML
14RML
17RML

DM.vehicles replaced by RML.

RML2489

RML2489 Neasden Shopping Centre

This image available with the Routemaster family download at Bus Photos

04.06.85
W1+
27RML
22RML
15RML

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre - NEASDEN Tescos (MS shopping hours)
Monday-Saturday extended in Neasden to Brent Park Tescos

21.11.87
W
24M
18M
14M

Converted to One Man Operation.

M3

M3 Tesco Brent Park - note the separate blind layout which was on the first 5 Metrobuses

This image available on
Metrobus CD

05.09.92
W301+
20M
14M
14M

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre - NEASDEN Tescos (Daily shopping hours)
Sunday extended in Neasden to Brent Park Tescos

11.10.97
W601+
16M
16M
11M

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Cricklewood and Neasen - withdrawn section covered by new 316.

M30

M30 turning into Buckingham Palace Road

This image available on
Metrobus CD

09.98
W601+
16AV
16AV
11AV

Converted from Metrobus to Volvo Olympian.

AV27

AV27 parked up atCricklewood (W) Garage

This image available on the
Metroline CD

08.99
W601+
16TA
16TA
11TA

Converted from Volvo Olympian to Dennis Trident - Alexandras.

TA113

TA113 Grosvenor Place

This image is available with the Metroline download

02.01
W601+
16TAL
16TAL
11TAL


TA type replaced by TAL - the TA's used for the 32.

DLD23

A most unusal shot of a single decker DLD23 on Route 16

© Richard Thomas

12.10.02
W601+
18TAL
18TAL
13TAL

Revised stand arrangements at Victoria - buses now stand in Vauxhall Bridge Road after setting down in Terminus Palace

2002 map

Scanned from 2002 leaflet
TAL133 TP393

TAL133 Hyde Park Corner

This image is available with the Metroline download

TP393 Edgware Road

This image is available with the Metroline download

13.10.07
W601+
22TAL
22TAL
13TAL

Mon-Fri peak Route reduced with the introduction of new Route 332 and contract extended for a further two years

TPL264

TPL264 Edgware Road

This image is available with the Metroline download

Summer 2008
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

Gradual conversion to "TE" type

TE839

TE839 - new Metroline livery seen at Kilburn High Road

This image is available with the Metroline download

10.10.09
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

Contract renewal

TEH916

Hybrid TEH916 Hyde Park Corner

This image available on the
Metroline CD

09.02.13
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

New schedule - working timetables included

11.10.14
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

Contract extended for two years

26.09.15
W601+
18LT
18LT
13TE

Converted to nbfl type with reduced frequencies

lt555

LT555 seen at Park Lane

© Jeff Lloyd

08.10.16
W601+
22LT
22LT
13LT

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Contract renewal

LT803 VBR

LT803 parked at the Vauxhall Bridge Road stand

© Ian Armstrong

Click image for enlarged pic

Operating Garages

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at Cricklewood Garage

GM gillingham Street
Changeover point at Victoria Station stand

AE Hendon
Changeover point at West Hendon

 

 

16 TIMES 16 live 16 stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.03.17