Route History

Route 1 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AC
13STL
13STL
26STL
 
HD
8ST
7ST
6ST

LONDON BRIDGE - Southwark Bridge - Cannon Street - Ludgate Circus - Shoe Lane - Holborn Circus - Grays Inn Road - Kings Cross - Euston - Marylebone Road - Paddington Green - Harrow Road- Kensal Green - Harlesden - Stonebridge Park - Wembley - Sudbury - Harrow - Wealdstone - HARROW WEALD GARAGE
Thursday evening journeys in summer months diverted at Wembley to Stadium.
Middle Row (X) provided these journeys extra to the normal schedule providing 5 buses ex other routes - these journeys withdrawn 18.10.34

11.09.35
AC
2STL
--
18ST
 
HD
7ST
7ST
6ST

HARROW WEALD - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Sat pm / Sun )
Mon-Fri / Sat am withdrawn between Harlesden and London Bridg - Route 18A increased to compensate
Most of Mon-Fri and Saturday Willesden (AC) withdrawn

04.03.36
AC
2ST
16ST
18ST
 
HD
7ST
7ST
6ST
X
--
@20ST
--
@ Joint with Route 18A

Saturday Willesden (AC) and Middle Row (X) introduced

24.03.37
AC
2ST
15ST
18ST
 
HD
7ST
7ST
6ST
X
--
@20ST
--
@ Joint with Route 18A

HARROW WEALD - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Sat pm / Sun )
Mon-Fri / Sat am withdrawn between Wembley and Harlesden

06.10.37
AC
2ST
14ST
18ST
 
HD
7ST
7ST
6ST
X
--
@20ST
--
@ Joint with Route 18A

HARROW WEALD - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - KINGS CROSS ( Sat pm ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Saturday withdrawn between Kings Cross and London Bridge

05.01.38
AC
--
7ST/18A
18ST
 
HD
7ST
7ST
6ST
X
--
3ST/18A
--

Mon-Fri Willesden (AC) withdrawn

12.10.38
AC
--
3ST+
13STL
      10ST/18A  
 
HD
7ST
4ST
6ST

Saturday only X withdrawn

07.06.39
AC
--
15STL
13STL
 
ON
7STL
4STL
6STL
X
--
17ST
--

Harrow Weald (HD) replaced by Alperton (ON)
Sat only X reintroduced

18.10.39
HD
--
--
9STL
 
ON
7STL
7STL
--
X
--
--
10ST

HARROW WEALD - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Saturday withdrawn between Wembley and Kings Cross
Willesden (AC) withdrawn
Sunday only Harrow Weald and Middle Row (X) introduced

20.03.40
AC
--
--
10STL
 
HD
--
--
9STL
ON
7STL
7STL
--

Sunday only Middle Row (X) replaced by Willesden (AC)

20.11.40
ON
8STL
8STL
19STL

EDGWARE STATION - Canons Park - Belmont Circle - Locket Road - Wealdstone - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Diverted at Wealdstone via Belmont and Canons Park to Edgware - this also replaced the 113 between Canons Park and Edgware
Sunday only Harrow Weald (HD) and Willesden (AC) withdrawn in favour of Alperton (ON)

29.10.41
ON
15STL
15STL+
20STL

ALDENHAM LT WORKS ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - EDGWARE STATION - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat peak journeys introduced between Aldenham LT Works and Edgware Station

28.10.42
ON
15STL
15STL+
20STL


ALDENHAM LT WORKS ( Mon-Sat peaks / Sun journeys ) - EDGWARE STATION - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Sunday introduced between Aldenham LT Works and Edgware Station

26.09.45
ON
19G
17G+
27G
      1STL/79  


ALDENHAM LT WORKS ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - EDGWARE STATION - Wembley Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Sunday journeys between Aldenham LT Works and Edgware Station withdrawn

01.11.47
ON
19G
19G
27G


ALDENHAM LT WORKS ( Mon-Fri peaks ) - EDGWARE STATION - WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( Mon-Sat ) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Suns )
Sat peak journeys between Aldenham LT Works and Edgware Station withdrawn

13.04.49
AC
--
10STL
--
ON
19G
18G+
27G
      1G/79
4G/83
 

Saturday only Willesden (AC) introduced

11.10.50
AC
--
10RT
--
 
ON
23RTL
13RTL
25RTL

Willesden (AC) STL replaced by RT - and Alperton (ON) STL replaced by RTL

02.05.51
AC
--
10RT
12RT
 
ON
23RTL
13RTL
13RTL

AC gained a Sunday allocation.

19.05.54
AC
--
10RT
18RTW
 
ON
22RT
12RT
7RT

Sunday AC allocation increased and changed from RT to RTW.

05.05.55
AC
--
--
17RTW
 
ON
22RT
21RT
6RT

Saturday AC allocation withdrawn

30.04.58
AC
--
--
9RTW
 
ON
22RT
21RT
10RT
18 times

The timetable clearly shows the Aldenham Works journeys - the full Sunday timetable for Edgware to London Bridge is shown in the red book and mainly worked to a 15/20 minute headway Wembley to London Bridge - the busiest section Sudbury to Paddington Green covered by Route 662 trolleybus

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

26.11.58
ON
21RT
21RT
8RT
 
X
--
--
6RTW

Sunday only (AC) allocation replaced by new Middle Row (X)  RTW allocation.

18.03.59
AC
--
5RTW
--
 
ON
21RT
16RT
8RT
 
X
--
--
6RTW

Saturday AC allocation reintroduced.

14.10.59
AC
--
5RTL
--
 
ON
21RT
16RT
8RT
 
X
--
--
6RTL

RTW allocations replaced by RTL

RT358

Roofbox RT358 Edgware Station

This image available on the
RT download

02.01.62
AC
--
6RTL
--
 
ON
9RT
--
8RT
 
SE
29RM
29RM
10RM
 
X
17RM
16RM
7RM

LONDON BRIDGE - EDGWARE STATION - ALDENHAM LT Works (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Additional Route Mon-Sat Wembley Pool - Edgware Station.
Extended from Wembley to London Bridge at all times replacing Route 18B and trolleybus 662.
Daily SE and X RM allocation introduced and Saturday ON withdrawn.

RTL248

RTL248(AC) peforms a Saturday duty and is seen at Edgware waiting for a departure to the old trolleybus terminal at
Paddington Green where there used to be a maternity hospital - I wonder how many expectant mums arrived on an 18

This image availabe on the
RTL download

15.08.62
AC
--
7RTW
--
 
ON
9RT
--
8RT
 
SE
30RM
29RM
10RM
 
X
18RM
15RM
7RM

AC RTL allocation replaced by RTW

RTW20

A well laden RTW20 (AC) at Wembley\

This image availabe on the
RTL download

01.04.64
AC
--
7RTL
--
 
ON
9RM
--
8RM
 
SE
30RM
30RM
10RM
 
X
18RM
15RM
7RM

AC converted from RTW to RTL and ON allocation converted from RT to RM.

31.12.66
AC
--
8RTL
--
 
ON
8RM
--
8RM
 
SE
23RM
24RM
10RM
 
X
14RM
7RM
6RM

LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Sat) - PADDINGTON GREEN (Suns) - EDGWARE STATION - ALDENHAM LT Works (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Additional Route Monday-Friday Wembley Pool - Edgware Station
Sunday withdrawn between Paddington Green & London Bridge
( I was a conductor at Middle Row during this period and occasionally worked this Route although I was usually on Route 28/187A
)

07.09.68
ON
8RM
--
9RM
 
SE
37RM
37RM
6RM

AC & X allocations withdrawn.

02.03.69
ON
8RM
--
8RM
 
SE
37RM
37RM
7RM

LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Sat) - BAKER STREET STATION (Suns) - EDGWARE STATION -; ALDENHAM LT Works (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Additional Route Monday-Friday Wembley Pool - Edgware Station Additional Route Monday-Friday Wembley Pool - Edgware Station
Sunday Route extended from Paddington Green to Baker Street Station.

13.06.70
ON
--
--
6RM
 
SE
26RM
28RM
6RM

LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Sat) - BAKER STREET STATION (Suns) - SUDBURY Swan
Route withdrawn west of Sudbury. Edgware section replaced by Route 182 between Wembley and Harrow and 186 between Harrow and Edgware
Mon-Fri Alperton (ON) allocation withdrawn.

RM1022

RM1022 in company with a DMS on Route 10 at London Bridge

This image available with the Routemaster download

26.01.75
ON
--
--
8RM
 
SE
26RML
26RML/3RM
4RML

RM at SE replaced by RML

28.10.78
ON161+
--
--
7RM
 
SE1+
23RML
23RML
4RML

Route cuts with 'Busplan 2'

RML2357

RML2357 Craven Park

This image available with the RML download

22.04.79
ON161+
--
--
7RM
 
SE1+
23DM
23DM
4DM

Stonebridge (SE) converted to doored operation

13.05.79
ON161+
--
--
7DMc
 
SE1+
23DMc
23DMc
4DMc

Sunday only Alperton (ON) converted to doored operation

24.01.80
ON161+
--
--
7DM/M
 
SE1+
23DMc
23DMc
4DMc

Sunday ON allocation - progressively converted to Crew M & DM operation - completed 13th July 1980

DM2161

DM2161 Harrow Road - Wembley

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

02.06.80
ON161+
--
--
7Mc
 
SE1+
23Mc
23Mc
4Mc

2nd June 1980 - SE allocation - progressively converted to crew M - completed 19th June 1980

15.08.81
ON161+
--
--
7Mc
 
X1+
23DM
23DM
4DM

SE garage closed - allocation transferred to Westbourne Park Garage.

04.09.82
ON161+
7Mc
7Mc
13Mc
 
X1+
21DM
15DM
--

LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Friday) - KINGS CROSS (Saturdays) - BAKER STREET (Suns) - SUDBURY Swan
Saturday withdrawn between Kings Cross and London Bridge.
Monday-Saturday ON allocation introduced.
Sunday X withdrawn.

23.04.83
ON161+
8Mc
7Mc
6Mc
 
X1+
21DM
15DM
5DM

Sunday X reintroduced.

27.06.83
ON161+
8Mc
7Mc
6Mc
 
X1+
21M/Tc
15M/Tc
5M/Tc

27th June 1983 - X allocation - progessively converted to crew M/T. completed 20th September 1983
2nd November 1985 - X allocation to wholly crew M operation

03.08.85
ON
8Mc
7Mc
6Mc
 
X
16M/Tc
15M/Tc
5M/Tc


SUDBURY Swan - BAKER STREET STATION -: KINGS CROSS(Monday-Saturday) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Farringdon Street & London Bridge - replaced by new 17. .

01.02.86
ON
8M
8M
16M
 
X
22M
19M
--

SUDBURY Swan - BAKER STREET STATION (Sunday am/evenings) - EUSTON STATION (Sunday afternoons) - KINGSCROSS (Monday-Saturday) - FARRINGDON STREET (Monday-Friday peaks)
Converted to One Person Operation
Sunday afternoons extended from Baker Street to Euston Station.
Sunday X allocation withdrawn.

M1378

M1378 outside the canteen in Allsop Place

This image available on the
Metrobus download

21.11.87
ON
--
--
16M
 
X
31M
26M
--

Monday-Saturday ON allocation replaced by increased X allocation.

04.03.89
ON
--
--
13M
 
X
31M
26M
5M

Sunday X allocation reintroduced.

08.06.91
ON
--
--
13M
 
X
27M
26M
5M

SUDBURY Swan - BAKER STREET STATION (Sunday am/evenings) - EUSTON STATION (Sunday afternoons) - KINGS CROSS (Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Kings Cross & Farringdon Street..

01.02.92
X
27M
26M
16M

SUDBURY Swan - BAKER STREET STATION (Saturday/Sunday) -KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday)
Sunday withdrawn between Baker Street and Euston .
ON allocation withdrawn.

16.04.94
X
27M
25M
15M

SUDBURY Swan - BAKER STREET STATION (Mon-Fri evenings/Saturday/Sunday) -KINGS CROSS (Monday-Friday except evenings)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Baker Street and Kings Cross.

14.10.95
X
27M
23M
14M

SUDBURY Swan - EUSTON STATION
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Euston & Kings Cross but extended Sat & Sun from Baker Street to Euston.

26.06.99
X
27TN
25TN
14TN

Converted from Metrobus to low floor double deck operation.

TN1244

TN1244 at the eastern terminus

This image available on the
First London download

15.11.03
WJ
28EA
26EA
22EA

Converted from Trident to "bendibus" single deck operation and transferred from Westbourne Park (X) to a new depot at Willesden Junction (WJ)

EA1103

VN32352

EA1103 leaving Euston Station

This image available on the
First London download

VNW32352 stands in for an artic at the period when the artcis were taken off the road pending fire hazard investigation

This image available on the
First London download

13.11.10
WJ
48VN
38VN
22VN

Contract renewed but with double deck buses - note increased allocation

37196

VN37926 is seen adjacent to the Westway flyover at Paddington,

This image available on the
First London download

22.06.13
WJ
48VN
39VN
24VN
logo Contract novated to Metroline West (WJ)
14.11.15
WJ
53VN
39VN
24VN

Contract extended for two years

Current times for Route

2014 map

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

Garages

HD Harrow Weald
Changeover point at garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point at Ealing Road - Wembley

SE Stonebridge
Changeover point at outside garage

AC Willesden
Changeover point at Craven Park

X Middle Row
Changeover point at HARROW ROAD The Plough

X Westbourne Park
Changeover point at HARROW ROAD Priince of Wales

WJ Willesen Junction
Changeover point at HARROW ROAD Tubbs Road
After 1900 buses run empty from Euston or Sudbury to garage for meal reliefs

Stands and turning points

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