Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.10.37
MH
5LT
3LT
3LT
LT LOGO New Route

NORTH FINCHLEY Tally Ho Corner - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION

1939 map
Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
21.07.48
MH
6STL
6STL/3LT
5STL

WOODSIDE PARK Clissbury Ring (Mon-Fri exc peaks/Sat/Sun) Nether Street - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri peaks) - SOUTHGATE STATION

21.06.50
MH
7RT
11RT
6RT

WOODSIDE PARK - SOUTHGATE
Extended from North Finchley to Woodside Park at all times.
Converted to RT operation.

28.11.51
MH
10RT
14RT
8RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - Hendon - Lullington Garth - Woodside Park - North Finchley - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Extended from Woodside Park to Golders Green via Hendon.

1952 map
Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
06.10.54
MH
11RT
14RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN - SOUTHGATE - Winchmore Hill Road - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks/Sat & Sun afts)
Extended from Southgate to Highlands Hospital at selected times.

30.04.58
MH
11RT
11RT
8RT
1958 TIMES
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
MH
11RT
11RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - WOODSIDE PARK (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between Woodside Park and Golders Green but extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill.

12.10.60
MH
11RT
11RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between North Finchley and Woodside Park.

08.11.61
FY
11RT
11RT
5RT

Allocation transferred to Finchley (FY)

09.10.63
FY
11RT
7RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Sun) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)

23.01.66
FY
9RT
5RT
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - SOUTHGATE ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Mon-Fri evgs and Saturdays withdrawn between
North Finchley and Golders Green.

RT542

RT542 Finchley Garage

© jim Blake

31.12.66
FY
9RT
--
3RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sun) - SOUTHGATE (Mon-Fri) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Saturday service diverted at Southgate to Oakwood and renumbered 125A.

16.01.71
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - WINCHMORE HILL Station Road
Saturday service re-instated and extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill at all times.
Converted to single deck Swift OPO.

SMS266

SMS266 parked outside FY Garage

This image available on the
Single Deck download

17.04.71
FY
10SMS
6SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri withdrawn outside peaks between North Finchley and Golders Green

01.11.75
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3DMS

Sunday converted to Daimler double deck operation.

03.12.77
FY71+
10DMS
6DMS
3DMS

Mon-Sat converted to Daimler double deck operation.

28.10.78
FY71+
6DMS
7DMS
3DMS

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Golders Green.

31.03.79
FY71+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

HENDON Bell (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri peaks extended from North Finchley to Hendon.

27.09.80
FY71+
8M
7M
3M

Converted to Metrobus operation.

04.09.82
FY71+
6M
5M
3M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Hendon.

12.04.86
FY71+
6M
6M
4M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD TOWN (Suns)
Sunday extended from Winchmore Hill to Enfield Town

Stands and turning points for this date

14.11.87
GG
6AN
6AN
3AN

Operation transferred to Grey Green.

23.06.90
GG
6S/M
6S/M
6S/M

NORTH FINCHLEY - Whetstone - Southgate - Highlands Hospital - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Sunday rerouted to double run via Winchmore Hill Station Road.

02.02.91
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - Ballards lane - North Finchley - Whetstone - Southgate - Highlands Hospital - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Daily extended from North finchley to Finchley Central Stn via Route 13

01.02.92
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - WINCHMORE HILL.
Sunday service withdrawn between Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.

453

453 Southgate

This image available on the
Arriva download

27.04.92
GG
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Revised terminal working at Finchley Central

31.01.98
AD51+
7VA
7VA
3VA

Contract transferred within Arriva to London North (AD)

VA125

VA125 North Finchley

This image available on the
Arriva download

01.06.02
EC121+
9M
9M
4M

Allocation transferred from Palmers Preen (AD) to Edmonton (EC)

M1312

M1312 Southgate Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

05.04.03
EC121+
9DLP
9DLP
4DLP

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

DLP83

DLP 83 Whetstone

This image available on the
Arriva download

19.07.03
E21+
14DLP
13DLP
8DLP

Allocation transferred from Edmonton (EC) to Enfield (E).
This replaced the 149 allocation which went to Stamford Hill (SF)

2003 map
01.04.06
AD1+
13DLA
13DLA
8DLA

Allocation moved from Enfield (E) to Palmers Green (AD)

30.01.10
AD1+
12VLW+
13VLW
8VLW
    2/629
1/634
   

Contract renewal with Arriva London North

VLW58

VLW58 Finchley Central

This image available on the
Arriva download

01.03.14
EC1+
13DLA+
14DLA
9DLA
    2/629
   

Allocation moved to Edmonton (EC) but using Palmers Green (AD) drivers

DLA358

DLA358 shows off the new black and white blind at
Finchley Central

This image available on the
Arriva download

31.01.15
PB101+
13TE
14TE
9TE
metroline logo Contract reassigned to Metroline
vwh2038

VWH2038 Southgate Station

© Bernard Fahey

07.01.17
PB101+
13TE
14TE
9TE

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Hedge Lane
Temporary extension from Station Road to Hedge Lane Winchmore Hill

 

125 current times 125 live stands Tender Specs Route 125 fares

 

Operating Garages

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point North Finchley

FY Finchley
Changeover point Finchley Garage

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point Winchmore Hill
1987-1988 Southgate but driver would board bus at Southgate and take over at Winchmore Hill where existing driver would finish or travel back to Southgate for his/her break.

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point at garage buses running out of service from Winchmore Hill

E Enfield
Changeover point at garage,

EC Edmonton
Changeover point at AD Garage before 2000 and at EC all day Sunday after 2000 Mon-Sat

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at North Finchley ( in common with 82 for ferry car convenience )