Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AD
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
T
8LT
17LT
9LT


STRATFORD BROADWAY - Maryland - Crownfield Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Crooked Billet - North Circular Road - Edmonton - Palmers Green - Arnos Grove - New Southgate - Oakleigh Road - WHETSTONE The Griffin
Previous to this date the route had been numbered 604

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

27.05.36
AD
12LT
9LT+
11LT
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
10ST
10ST
--
# joint with 34B
T
#17LT
#17LT
12LT

Mon-Sat Enfield (E) allocation introduced

17.02.37
AD
12LT
8LT+
11LT
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
10ST
7ST
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11LT
#15LT
12LT

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE The Griffin
Withdrawn between Leyton Green and Stratford

06.10.37
AD
8LT
--
11STL
     
2STL / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11LT
#15LT
11LT

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Extended in Whetstone from The Griffin to Black Bull
Enfield (E) allocation converted from LT type to STL
Saturday Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn except for two buses cross linked from
Route 29

05.01.38
AD
8STL
--
11STL
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11STL
#15STL
11STL

Palmers Green (AD) allocation converted to STL type

01.06.38
AD
8STL
--
11STL
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
 
T
7LT
15LT
11LT

Leyton (T) joint allocation with Route 34B ceased

12.10.38
AD
8STL
--
--
     
2STL / 29
 
 
AR
--
-
11STL
 
E
16STL
16STL
11STL
 
T
7LT
15LT
--

Sunday allocations changed -: Enfield (E) and Palmers Green (AD) replaced by Leyton (T) and new Tottenham (AR)

04.01.39
AD
8STL
--
--
     
2STL / 29
 
 
AR
--
-
11STL
 
E
16STL
15STL+
11STL
     
3STL/69
 
 
T
7LT
15LT
--

Saturday Enfield (E) cross linked STL from Route 69 added

07.06.39
AD
7STL
--
11STL
     
2STL / 29
 
 
E
16STL
15STL+
11STL
     
3STL/69
 
 
T
6LT
15LT
--

Sunday (AR) allocation withdrawn in favour of reinstated Palmers Green (AD) on this day

01.11.39
AD
17STL
17STL
13STL
 
E
8STL
6STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet ( Daily ) - ARNOS GROVE STATION ( Sunday evenings ) - WHETSTONE Black Bull ( Mon-Sat / Suns except evenings )
Withdrawn between Crooked Billet and Leyton Green
Withdrawn Sun evenings between Arnos Grove and Whetstone
Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn
Saturday Palmers Green (AD) allocation reinstated
Sunday Enfield (E) allocation withdrawn

20.03.40
AD
17STL
17STL
13STL
 
E
8STL
6STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Sunday evening service reinstated between Arnos Grove and Whetstone

15.05.40
AD
12STL
9STL
8STL+
       
1STL/84
 
E
12STL
14STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Whetstone High Road - Lyonsdown Road - Longmore Avenue,East Barnet Road - NEW BARNET STATION
Extended from Whetstone to New Barnet Station

29.10.41
AD
23STL
26STL
9STL

Enfield (E) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
AD

11SRT
15STL
2LT

11SRT
13STL
9SRT

SRT type introduced

26.10.49
AD
29STL
19STL
9STL

SRT type withdrawn

03.01.51
AD
30RTL
21RTL
9RTL

STL type replaced by RTL

06.05.53
AD
33RT
22RT
9RT

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Edmonton - Palmers Green - Arnos Grove - Oakleigh Road - Whetstone - Longmore Avenue - New Barnet - Meadway - Barnet High Street - Manor Road - Mays Lane - BARNET Chesterfield Road.
Daily extended from New Barnet Station to Chesterfield Road replacing withdrawn Route 207.

17.10.56
AD
29RT
28RT
7RT

BARNET Chesterfield Road - PALMERS GREEN GARAGE (Suns) - WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route withdrawn between Palmers Green and Walthamstow - replaced by Route 84 extension.

30.04.58
AD
28RT
21RT
7RT
1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
AD
25RT
19RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route withdrawn - replaced between Chesterfield Road and Whetstone by new route 134A and the remainder of the route by Route 84.

27.04.60
AD
24RT
18RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Mon-Sat) - Barnet - New Barnet - Whetstone - Arnos Grove - Palmers Green - Edmonton - Walthamstow - Hoe Street - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Extended from Walthamstow to Leyton at times shown above in connection with Trolleybus Replacement Program.
Leyton (T) allocation added.

12.10.60
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route withdrawn between Leyton Green and Downsell Road.

10.10.62
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Saturday Route re-introduced between Leyton Green and Downsell Road

29.01.64
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
WW
5RT
5RT
--

Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

01.07.64
AD
19RT
10RT
--
 
WW
5RT
5RT
--

NEW BARNET STN - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between New Barnet and Chesterfield Road - replaced by new 261 Route and also withdrawn on Saturdays between Leyton Green and Downsell Road.

03.10.65
AD
23RT
15RT
--

NEW BARNET STN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Walthamstow (WW) allocation withdrawn.

07.09.68
AD
15RT
15RT
--

Diverted via Walthamstow Central Bus Station.

22.03.69
AD
6RT
15RT
--
 
WW
12RT
--
--

Walthamstow (WW) allocation re-introduced.

23.08.69
AD
7RT
14RT
6RT
 
WW
14RT
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route introduced between Barnet Church and Walthamstow Central replacing withdrawn section of Route 84 - and extended daily from New Barnet to Barnet Church

16.01.71
AD51+
7RT
11RT
5RM
 
WW
12RT
--
--

Routemaster operation introduced on Sundays

16.06.73
AD51+
8RT
11RT
5RM
 
WW81+
11RT
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN (Sat) - Whipps Cross - Green Man - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Leyton Green and Downsell Road and diverted on Mon-Fri to Harrow Green via Whipps Cross.

19.03.77
AD51+
7RT
4RT
2RM
 
WW81+
12RT
5RT
3RT

Sat and Sun allocation introduced at Walthamstow (WW)

rt3342

RT3342 Silver Street - Edmonton

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

10.09.77
AD51+
7DMS
5DMS
3DMS
 
WW81+
12DMS
7DMS
4DMS

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS -; LEYTONSTONE Green Man (Mon-Fri peaks) - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Green Man and Harrow Green except for odd journeys and further withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks between Whipps Cross and Green Man but extended weekends to Whipps Cross.
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.

19.09.81
AD51+
11M
9M
6M
 
WW81+
9T
8T
4T

Daimler DMS operation replaced.

04.09.82
AD51+
10M
8M
4M
 
WW81+
6T
5T
4T

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS -; LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green (Mon-Fri journeys)
Withdrawn between Whipps Cross and Leytonstone except for special journeys to Harrow Green.

27.10.84
AD51+
9M
6M
4M
 
WW81+
5T
4T
4T

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS
Harrow Green journeys withdrawn.

T297

Leyland Titan T297 seen at Walthamstow Central

This image available with the
Titan download


05.11.88
AD51+
12M
9M
6M

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central Station and Whipps Cross - WW allocation withdrawn.


21.07.90
AD51+
11M
9M
--
 
WN51+
--
--
6M

Palmers Green garage closed on Sundays - allocation transferred on this day to Wood Green although operated by AD drivers.

01.02.92
AD51+
11M
9M
6M

Palmers Green re-opened on Sundays.

M651

M651 Barnet stand

This image available with the
Metrobus download

08.11.97
EC
14DP
14DP
8DP
Leaside Travel
EC
2M
--
--

New contract commenced by East Herts and Essex from a base at Edmonton Wharf.
Double deck schoolday only journeys introduced - operated by Leaside Travel.

DPP429 m649
DPP429 dressed with Lea Valley livery stands at Barnet Church stand
M649 performs a SDO duty at Barnet
This image available on Bus Photos page
This image available with the
Metrobus download

29.08.98
EC
14sd
14sd
8sd
Leaside Travel
EC
2M
--
--

Contract transferred to Arriva London North - still operated from Edmonton Base

DP423

Back to red - DPP423 Walthamstow

This image available on Bus Photos page

28.04.03
EC151+
20DLA
19DLA
12DLA

Converted to low floor double deck operation with increased frequencies

dlp97

DLP97 approaches Barnet Hill from New Barnet

This image available on Bus Photos page

2003 map
Taken from leaflet dated April 2003
19.06.04
EC151+
19DLA
19DLA
11DLA

Rerouted to set down - stand - and pick up in the newly opened Walthamstow Central Bus Station

DLA299

DLA299 seen leaving the refurbished bus station at
Walthamstow Central

This image available on Bus Photos page

 

07.11.09
EC151+
19DLA
19DLA
11DLA

Contract renewal

24.03.12
AD271+
2T
2T
11T
 
LV271+
18DLA
18DLA
2DLA

Edmonton (EC) closed - allocation moved to Palmers Green (AD)
Most buses are parked at LV due to lack of room at AD - the drivers being ferried to LV to start their duty.

01.03.14
AD271+
22DLA
20DLA
13DLA

Lea Valley closure - LV allocation transferred to Palmers Green (AD)

08.11.14
PB501+
22TE
21TE
17TE
metroline logo Contract reassigned to Metroline (PB)
TE924
TE924 on the first day of operation at Arnos Grove has the incorrect garage code of HT instead of PB Brand New VWH2027 also seen at Arnos Grove on the first day of operation
by Metroline

Both the above pictures taken by  © Peter Horrex
20.08.16
PB501+
22TE
21TE
17TE
Night service
PB641+
--
3TE
3TE

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Fri and Sat night service introduced

 

 

 

Operating Garages

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point North
Circular Road / Palmers Green

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Palmers Green

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point outside garage

T Leyton
Changeover point outside garage and certain duties at Crooked Billet

Edmonton Base
Changeover point at North Circular Road - Edmonton Eley Estate. Drivers use ferry vehicles back and forth from the garage.

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Barnet Church stand
- drivers using ferry cars to return to garage

34 times 34 live 34 stands Tender Specs 34 fares

 

1949 tt link

Full timetable included in this book available for sale (pdf)

 

 

Barnet 54 tt link

Full timetable included in this book available for sale (pdf)

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 17.01.17