Route History

 

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
01.02.61
HT1+
22RM
10RM
8RM
LOGO This was part of Stage 9 of the Trolleybus replacement program - replacing part 517/617.

NORTH FINCHLEY - East Finchley - Highgate - Archway - Holloway - Caledonian Road - KINGS CROSS (Sat pm/Sun) Grays Inn Road - Holborn Circus - FARRINGDON STREET (Sat am) Blackfriars - Elephant & Castle - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Monday-Friday)

RM626

RM626 replaces the 517/617 trolleybus at North Finchley - the offside blind box still in place

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

31.12.66
HT
22RM
7RM
5RM
 
WL
--
--
15RM

NORTH FINCHLEY - KINGS CROSS (Sat pm) - FARRINGDON STREET (Sat am) - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Monday-Friday) - Brixton - Stockwell,Clapham Common - Clapham Junction - Battersea - Beaufort Street - Fulham Road - SOUTH KENSINGTON STN (Suns)
Sunday extended from Kings Cross to South Kensington replacing withdrawn Route 45 on that day.
Sunday WL allocation introduced.

1970 map

The Greater London Bus Map

Extracted from 1970 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

16.01.71
HT
16RM
--
--

ARCHWAY STATION - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Monday-Friday)
Saturday and Sunday Route withdrawn. Withdrawn between Archway and North Finchley - replaced by new Route 263.

26.01.75
HT
16DM
--
--

RM type replaced by DM

DM1763

DM1763 passes a crew less 168A at Holloway

© Paul Davis

28 October 1978
Route withdrawn - replaced by revised Route 45.

03.08.85
HT141+
17M
11M
--
Reintroduced        

NORTH FINCHLEY - East Finchley - Highgate - Archway - Holloway - Caledonian Road - KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday evgs/Sats) Grays Inn Road - Holborn Circus - St Paul's - Southwark Bridge - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri except evgs)
NEW ROUTE replacing Route 104 between North Finchley and Holloway - Route 45 between Archway and Holborn and Route 18 between Kings Cross and London Bridge


06.06.87
FY
8M
--
--
 
HT141+
8M
11M
--

Monday-Friday part HT allocation transferred to FY.

M114

M114 Macdonald Road stand at Archway

This image available on the
Metrobus download

10.11.90
HT141+
17M
10M
4M

NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Saturday) - ARCHWAY STATION (Suns) - KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday evgs/Sats/Suns) - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Friday except evgs)
Sunday Route introduced between Archway and Kings Cross replacing part withdrawn 45.

LS258

LS258 stands in for a Metrobus

Photographer Peter Horrex

02.02.91
HT141+
10M
5M
4M

ARCHWAY - KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday evgs/Sats/Suns) - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Friday except evgs)
Withdrawn between Archway and North Finchley.
Route 263 was strengthened to compensate

17 entry
 
24.09.93
HT141+
10M
6M
4M


ARCHWAY
- KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday evgs/Sats/Suns) - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Friday except evgs)
Diverted between Mansion House and London Bridge via Cannon Street and London Bridge instead of Southwark Bridge.


25.07.98
HT141+
13M
7M
4M
metroline logo Contract renewal
Mon-Fri evening Route extended from Kings Cross to London Bridge

ARCHWAY - KINGS CROSS (Sats/Suns) - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Friday)

23.10.99
HT141+
13TP
7TP
4TP

Converted to low floor operation

TP7

TP7 waiting to turn right into Kings Cross Road

This image is available on the Metroline download

31.08.02
HT141+
13TP
11TP
9TP

ARCHWAY - LONDON BRIDGE
Sat and Sun extended from Kings Cross to London Bridge

31.07.04
HT141+
16TP
13TP
9TP

Revised schedule resulting from improved journey times into Central London

10.11.07
HT141+
16TP
13TP
9TP

TE appearances quite common now with the loss of Route 24 to London General

TA44

TA44 stands in for a TP at Archway stand - note that Station has disappeared from the ARCHWAY display - used to be a full HIGHGATE Archway Station

This image is available on the Metroline download

 

24.07.10
HT141+
16TP
11TP
7TP

Contract renewal

VPL581

VPL581 Holloway Prison stop

This image is available on the Metroline download

25.07.15
HT141+
19TP
12TP
8TP

Contract extended for two years

05.11.16
HT141+
18TP
12TP
8TP

LONDON BRIDGE  -  HOLLOWAY Nags Head
Withdrawn temporarily to allow bridge works on Holloway Road, replaced by 563
All reliefs and finishing buses ran light from HNags Head to garage

21.01.17
HT141+
18VP
12VP
8VP

LONDON BRIDGE  -  ARCHWAY STATION
Service restored between Holloway and Archway, 563 withdrawn

 

Current times for Route 17 live 7 stands Tender Specs Route 17 fares

 

 

Garages

HT Holloway
Changeover point at Pemberton Gardens
or Macdonald Road stand

WL Walworth
Changeover point at Nags Head - Walworth Road

FY Finchley
Changeover point at Tally Ho stand

© Ian Armstrong 2017

Date of edit Tuesday 31.01.17

 

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