Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.10.35
AD
10LT
10LT
10LT

PALMERS GREEN - Bowes Road - North Circular Road - Finchley - Brent - Neasden - Stonebridge Park - Hanger Lane - Ealing Common - Ealing Broadway - South Ealing - Kew Bridge - KEW GREEN

08.04.36
AD
10LT
10LT
14LT

PALMERS GREEN - Bowes Road - North Circular Road - Finchley - Brent - Neasden - Stonebridge Park - Hanger Lane - Ealing Common - Ealing Broadway - South Ealing - Kew Bridge - KEW GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kew Road - Richmond - Petersham - Ham Common - KINGSTON BUS STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Kew Green to Kingston via Route 65

07.10.36
AD
10LT
10LT
--
 
W
--
--
5STL

PALMERS GREEN - KEW GREEN
Sunday suspended between Kew and Kingston for winter months
Sunday Cricklewood (W) replaced Palmers Green (AD)

24.03.37
AD
10LT
10LT
7LT
 
W
--
--
7STL

PALMERS GREEN - KEW GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - KINGSTON BUS STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Kew Green to Kingston for summer months
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) allocation reintroduced

06.10.37
AD
10LT
10LT
5LT
 
W
--
--
5STL

PALMERS GREEN - KEW GREEN
Sunday suspended between Kew and Kingston for winter months

04.05.38
AD
10STL
10STL+
11STL
      1STL/29  
 
W
--
--
11STL

PALMERS GREEN - KEW GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - KINGSTON BUS STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Kew Green to Kingston for summer months

12.10.38
AD
10STL
10STL+
7STL
      1STL/29  
 
W
--
--
8STL

PALMERS GREEN - KEW GREEN
Sunday suspended between Kew and Kingston for winter months

03.05.39
AC
--
--
13STL
 
AD
10STL
10STL+
--
      1STL/29  
 
AE
--
--
12STD

EDMONTON Park Road ( Suns ) - PALMERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - KEW GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT( Suns )
Sunday extended from Kew Green to Hampton Court for summer months
Sunday also extended from Palmers Green to Edmonton
Sunday  only Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn
Sunday only Hendon (AE) and Willesden (AC) allocations introduced

08.11.39
AD
13STL
13STL
15STL

EDMONTON Park Road ( Suns ) - PALMERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - EALING BROADWAY ( Daily )
Additional service BRENT STATION - PARK ROYAL STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Ealing and Kew Green
Mon-Sat additional service introduced between Brent and Park Royal
Sunday suspended between Ealing Broadway and Hampton Court for winter months
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) allocation reintroduced
Sunday only Hendon (AE) and Willesden (AC) allocations withdrawn

28.01.40
AC
--
--
3STL
 
AD
13STL
13STL
8STL

Sunday only Willesden (AC) allocation reintroduced

20.03.40
AC
--
--
16STL
 
AD
13STL
13STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - South Ealing - Kew - Richmond - Twickenham - Teddington - Bushey Park - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Palmers Green and Edmonton
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A
Mon-Sat additional service extended from Brent to Palmers Green

13.11.40
AC
--
--
3STL
 
AD
13STL
13STL
7STL

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION ( Mon-Sat  / Sun afts)
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court
for winter months
Sunday afternoon service introduced between Palmers Green and Park Royal Station
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) reinstated

02.04.41
AC
--
--
16STL
 
AD
13STL
13STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION ( Mon-Sat  / Sun afts)
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn

29.10.41
AD
17STL
13STL
8STL

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION ( Mon-Sat  / Sun afts)
Sunday withdrawn between Kew and Hampton Court
.
Sunday only Willesden (AC) allocation withdrawn

14.01.42
AC
6STL+
5STL+
--
    2STL/8 3STL/8  
 
AD
17STL
13STL
8STL

Mon-Sat Willesden (AC) allocation introduced

25.03.42
AC
4STL+
5STL+
12STL
    3STL/8 3STL/8  
 
AD
19STL
13STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat  / Sun am) - KEW GREEN ( Suns pm)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday pm extended from Ealing to Kew Green via Route 65

Sun am additional service introduced between Palmers Green and Park Royal Station
Sunday Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn

12.04.42
AC
4STL+
6STL+
10STL
    3STL/8 2STL/8  
 
AD
18STL
13STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extension from Ealing to Kew suspended for the duration

19.07.44
AC
--
--
12STL
 
AD
23STL
23STL
--

Mon-Sat Willesden (AC) allocation withdrawn

22.05.46
AC
--
--
22STL
 
AD
24LT
23LT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A

09.10.46
AC
--
--
12STL
 
AD
24LT
23LT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court for winter months

30.04.47
AC
--
--
22STL
 
AD
26LT
26LT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A

12.11.47
AC
--
--
12STL
 
AD
13LT
13STL
10LT
11STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court for winter months

05.05.48
AC
--
--
28STL
 
AD
10LT
16STL
10LT
11STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A

20.10.48
AC
--
--
12RT
 
AD
21STL
5LT
16STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court for winter months

13.04.49
AC
--
--
27RT
 
AD
26STL
16STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A

26.10.49
AC
--
--
12RT
 
AD
26STL
16STL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court for winter months

03.05.50
AC
--
--
31RT
 
AD
26RTW
16RTW
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT ( Suns )
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday extended from Ealing to Hampton Court via Route 65 and 27A

11.10.50
AC
--
--
12RT
 
AD
26RTW
16RTW
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday suspended between Ealing and Hampton Court for winter months

02.05.51
AC
--
--
28RT
 
AD
26RTL
16RTL
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - Richmond - Petersham. Ham Common. Kingston. HAMPTON COURT (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer extension to Hampton Court re-introduced but via Kingston instead of Teddington.
RTL type replace RTW type at Palmers Green (AD)

17.10.51
AC
--
--
12RTW
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Hampton Court.
RT type replaced by RTW at Willesden (AC) and RTL replaced by RT at Palmers Green (AD)

09.01.52
AC
--
--
6RT
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
6RT

Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation introduced.

14.05.52
AC
--
--
14RT
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
14RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer extension to Hampton Court re-introduced.

22.10.52
AC
--
--
6RT
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
6RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Hampton Court.

06.05.53
AC
--
--
14RT
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
14RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer extension to Hampton Court re-introduced.

07.10.53
AC
--
--
6RT
 
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
6RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Hampton Court.

21.03.54
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
12RT


Sunday only Willesden (AC) allocation replaced by Cricklewood (W)

19.05.54
AC
--
--
7RT
 
AD
25RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
21RT


PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer extension to Hampton Court re-introduced.
Sunday only Willesden (AC) allocation re-introduced.

06.10.54
AD
26RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
12RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Hampton Court.
Sunday only Willesden (AC) allocation transferred to Cricklewood (W)

04.05.55
AD
24RT
15RT
--
 
W
--
--
19RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - KEW GREEN (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer extension re-introduced
but withdrawn between Kew Green and Hampton Court.

12.10.55
AD
24RT
15RT
--
 
W
--
--
12RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Kew Green.

02.05.56
AD
24RT
15RT
--
 
W
--
--
15RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - KEW GREEN (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer Sunday extension re-introduced
to Kew Green.

17.10.56
AD
24RT
15RT
--
 
W
--
--
10RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Kew Green.

01.05.57
AC
--
--
5RTL
 
AD
24RT
16RT
--
 
W
--
--
10RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - KEW GREEN (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STN
Summer Sunday extension re-introduced
to Kew Green.
Sunday only Willesden (AC) re-introduced.

16.10.57
AC
--
--
10RTL
 
AD
24RT
16RT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Kew Green.
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn,

30.04.58
AC
--
--
12RTL
 
AD
23RT
14RT
--

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - KEW GREEN (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer Sunday extension re-introduced
to Kew Green.

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26.11.58
AD
16RT
6RT
--
 
ON
7RT
--
--
 
W
--
6RT
8RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and Kew Green.
Sat and Sun Cricklewood (W) introduced. Mon-Fri Alperton (ON) allocation introduced -

18.03.59
AC
8RTL
--
--
 
AD
16RT
6RT
--
 
W
--
6RT
8RT

Mon-Fri Alperton (ON) allocation transferred to Willesden (AC)

13.05.59
AC
8RTL
--
--
 
AD
16RT
6RT
--
 
W
--
6RT
14RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - South Ealing - Great West Road - Osterley - Lampton - Vicarage Farm Road - Hounslow West Stn - Cranford - Harlington Corner - LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL (Suns)
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Summer Sunday extension from Ealing to London Airport via 65 and 83 introduced for 1959 season only.

14.10.59
AC
8RTL
--
--
 
AD
16RT
6RT
--
 
W
--
6RT
8RT

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
Additional service PALMERS GREEN - PARK ROYAL STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Ealing and London Airport

03.01.62
AD
16RT
7RT
--
 
SE
8RTL
4RTL
8RTL

Cricklewood and Willesden allocations transferred to Stonebridge (SE).
This was part of the trolleybus replacement program.

RTL1041

RTL1041 Ealing Broadway Station

This image availabe on the
RTL download

03.10.65
AD
10RT
5RT
--
 
SE
9RTL
3RTL
6RTL

PALMERS GREEN - EALING BROADWAY
The additional service between Park Royal and Palmers Green withdrawn.
This was partly compensated for by new route 187A.

26.10.68
AD
7RT
5RT
--
 
SE
11RT
3RT
6RT

RTL type replaced by RT

112

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

13.06.70
SE
11RT
4RT
3RM

EALING BROADWAY - FINCHLEY Henley's Corner
Withdrawn between Finchley and Palmers Green. AD allocation withdrawn. Routemasters introduced on Sunday.
Compensated by new Route 212.

rt575

RT575 Haven Green

This image available on the
RT download

15.05.71
SE
10SMS
4SMS
3SMS

EALING BROADWAY - FINCHLEY Manor Cottage Tavern
Extended at Finchley to Manor Cottage Tavern.
Converted to single deck one person operation.

31.01.76
SE
10SMS
4SMS
3SMS

Mon-Sat diverted via new Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

23.05.76
SE
8DMS
5DMS
3DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

22.04.78
SE81+
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS

EALING BROADWAY - PALMERS GREEN GARAGE
Extended from Finchley to Palmers Green replacing withdrawn 212.

dms34

DMS34 Brent Cross

© Paul Davis May 1978

15.08.81
W131+
7M
8M
--

EALING BROADWAY - PALMERS GREEN GARAGE (MS except evgs)
Mon-Fri evening and Sunday service withdrawn. SE garage closure forces transfer to Cricklewood (W).

M415

M415 Brent Cross has the unusual via blind highlighting
NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD in upper case

March 1982 © Paul Davis

14.03.87
W131+
7LS/1M
8LS
--

Converted to single deck operation.

30.07.88
PAN
8LX
8LX
--

Operation transferred to Pan Atlas Ltd with Leyland Lynx buses.

Leyland Lynx Haven Green September 1988

© Paul Davis

02.06.90
PAN
8LX
8LX
--

EALING BROADWAY - Hanger Lane - Stonebridge Park - Neasden - Brent Cross - ( Mon-Sat ) Finchley - Arnos Grove - Palmers Green - WOOD GREEN Redvers Road (MS except evgs)
Extended from Palmers Green to Wood Green via 29.
Re-routed at New Southgate via Station Road - Friern Barnet Road and Bowes Road instead of Telford Road and re-routed to double run via Arnos Grove Station.

06.08.94
NA51+
5MV
5MV
--
 

ON

1M

   
RI Service reassigned to R & I Coaches - except for one SDO journey in each peak between Ealing Broadway and East Finchley Cemetery which was operated by Centrewest (ON).

EALING BROADWAY - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Brent Cross and Palmers Green - this section replaced by new 232.
Service reassigned to R & I Coaches -
except for one SDO journey in each peak between Ealing Broadway and East Finchley Cemetery which was operated by Centrewest (ON).

M1335

M1335 parked outside the East Finchley Cemetery - note the unusual blind

This image available on the
Metrobus download

24.10.95
NA51+
5MV
5MV
--
 

ON

1M

   
RI R & I purchased by MTL logo
27.04.96
NA51+
5MV
5MV
--
 

ON

1M

   

logo Operator name change logo

24.11.96
NA51+
5MV
5MV
5MV
 

ON

1M

   


EALING BROADWAY - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE

Sunday service introduced.

30.08.97
NA51+
5MV
5MV
5MV
 

CS17

1M

   
logo logo SDO journeys transferred to Metroline Commercial Services

03.07.98
NA51+
5MV
5MV
5MV
 

CS17

1M

   
logo MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline


31.07.99
NA51+
5MV
5MV
5MV
logo SDO journeys renumbered 611
12.08.00
W361+
5DP
5DP
5DP

North Acton (NA) allocation transferred to Cricklewood (W).


EDR49

EDR49 Haven Green

This image available on the
Single Deck download

01.02.03
PV101+
6DLD
6DLD
5DLD

Cricklewood (W) allocation transferred to Perivale (PV).

DLD24

DLD124 HAVEN GREEN stand

This image is available on the Metroline download

31.07.04
TM204+
5LFSD
5LFSD
5LFSD
TGM Now Operated by Telling Golden Miller from Hayes Depot ( ex Wings )

17.06.05
WS
5LFSD
5LFSD
5LFSD
LOGO TGM taken over by Travel London
DC458

DC458 Haven Green stand

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

21.05.09
WS
5LFSD
5LFSD
5LFSD
abellio logo Travel London purchased by Ned Railways

01.08.09
WS431+
7DCM
7DCM
6DCM

Contract renewal with Abellio

8490

8490 Ealing Broadway Station

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

02.08.14
W401+
9DE
9DE
8DE
logo Contract reassigned to Metroline using TA type temporarily until new buses were rready
DEL2066

DEL2066 seen at the Haven Green stand at Ealing

© Bernard Fahey

Operating Garages

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point at garage.

AE Hendon
Changeover point not known

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at Brent Cross or Staples Corner.

AC Willesden
Changeover point Neasden

SE Stonebridge
Changeover point NCR / Harrow Road.

ON Alperton
Changeover point at Brent Cross or Staples Corner.

NA North Acton
Changeover point via dead run to garage from Ealing Broadway ??

PV Perivale
Changeover point Hanger Lane Station ?

WS Hayes (Travel London)
Changeover point Ealing Broadway Station

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