Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
PB
26ST
26ST
23ST

VICTORIA COACH STATION - Victoria Street - Westminster - Charing Cross Road - Tottenham Court Road - Hampstead Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - Archway - Highgate Station - East Finchley - North Finchley - Whetstone - Barnet - Hadley Highstone - POTTERS BAR GARAGE
Route had previously been numbered 284

02.10.35
CF
--
--
5STL/24
 
PB
22ST
4DL
22ST
4DL
23ST

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) introduced using buses from 24 allocation

06.10.37
CF
--
--
5STL/24
 
PB
24ST
23ST
21ST

VICTORIA COACH STATION - Potters Bar - Great North Road - Church Road - POTTERS BAR The Avenue
Extended in Potters Bar to The Avenue

05.01.38
CF
--
--
5STL/24
 
PB
21ST
18ST
16ST

VICTORIA COACH STATION - Victoria Street - Westminster - Charing Cross Road - Tottenham Court Road - Hampstead road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - Archway - Highgate Station -  Muswell Hill Road - Muswell Hill - Colney Hatch Lane - Friern Barnet Lane - Whetsone - Barnet - Hadley Highstone - POTTERS BAR The Avenue
Rerouted between Highgate and Whetstone via Friern Barnet instead of North Finchley - this was an exchange of Routeing with the 135

13.12.39
MH
20LT
20LT
8LT
 
PB
7LT
7LT
7LT

Sunday only Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn
Daily Muswell Hill (MH) introduced

03.01.40
J
21STL
24STL
8STL
 
PB
7LT
7LT
9LT

Daily Muswell Hill (MH) replaced by Holloway (J)

20.03.40
GM
--
--
12STL
 
J
21STL
24STL
--
 
PB
7LT
7LT
13LT

Sunday Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn in favour of Gillingham Street (GM)

15.05.40
GM
--
8STL
12STL
 
J
17STL
15STL
--
 
PB
20LT
17LT
13LT

PIMLICO Dolphin Square - Belgrave Road - Wilton Road - Victoria - POTTERS BAR The Avenue
Diverted at Victoria to Pimlico instead of Coach Station
Saturday Gillingham Street (GM) introduced

07.11.40
GM
--
7STL
12STL
 
J
17STL
15STL
6STL
 
PB
20LT
17LT
7LT
Express
J
10PROV
10STL
 

FRIERN BARNET - VICTORIA  express service introduced worked by Holloway (J)
Express section was between Muswell Hill and Victoria
Sunday Holloway (J) reintroduced

09.03.41
GM
--
7STL
11STL
 
J
19STL
15STL
--
 
PB
20LT
17LT
13LT

Express service withdrawn
Sunday Holloway (J) withdrawn

11.06.41
GM
--
--
11STL
 
J
14STL+
18STL
--
    2STL/19    
 
PB
24LT
21LT
13LT

Saturday Gillingham Street (GM) withdrawn

28.10.42
J
10STL
20STL
14STL
 
PB
21LT
19LT
10LT

Gillingham Street (GM) withdrawn
Sunday Holloway (J) reintroduced

20.10.48
J
14RT
18RT
16RT
 
PB
29RT+
24RT
18RT
    1ST/29    

RT type introduced

13.01.52
J
12RT
18RT
16RT
 
GM
--
--
5RT
 
PB
29RT
24RT
18RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation introduced.

22.10.52
J
12RT
20RT
18RT
 
PB
34RT
25RT
13RT

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

06.05.53
J
12RT
20RT
17RT
 
GM
--
--
6RT
 
PB
34RT
25RT
15RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation re-introduced

07.10.53
J
12RT
20RT
18RT
 
PB
34RT
25RT
13RT

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

19.05.54
J
12RT
20RT
17RT
 
GM
--
--
6RT
 
PB
34RT
25RT
15RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation re-introduced.

06.10.54
J
12RT
20RT
18RT
 
PB
34RT
25RT
13RT

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

04.05.55
J
12RT
19RT
17RT
 
GM
--
--
6RT
 
PB
29RT
22RT
15RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation re-introduced.

12.10.55
J
12RT
19RT
18RT
 
PB
29RT
25RT
16RT

PIMLICO Dolphin Square - POTTERS BAR STATION
Extended in Potters Bar from The Avenue to the Station.

02.05.56
J
12RT
21RT
17RT
 
GM
--
--
6RT
 
PB
29RT
25RT
16RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation re-introduced.

17.10.56
J
12RT
21RT
18RT
 
PB
29RT
25RT
13RT

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

01.05.57
J
12RT
21RT
17RT
 
GM
--
--
6RT
 
PB
29RT
25RT
16RT

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation re-introduced.

16.10.57
J
12RT
21RT
18RT
 
PB
31RT
25RT
13RT

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

134 times
This timetable shows first and last buses and was current  April 1958 - a look at the service interval on Mon-Fri shows that between Victoria and Muswell Hill there was a bus every 3-5 minutes together with Route 24 there must have been a constant flow of buses but as there was no Victoria Line then they were probably needed.
It is also worth to mention that the running time in the afternoon peak from Friern Barnet to Warren Street Stn was 35 minutes and now it is 46 minutes but as the route is now OPO and traffic has increased dramatically it would not seem such a big increase
26.11.58
J
12RT
12RT
--
 
MH
--
6RT
--
 
PB
25RT
25RT
12RT

PIMLICO (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)- VICTORIA (Mon-Fri) - POTTERS BAR GARAGE (Suns) - POTTERS BAR STATION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Victoria and Pimlico Mon-Fri except peaks.
Sunday withdrawn between Potters Bar Garage and Station.
Part Saturday J allocation transferred to Muswell Hill (MH) allocation.
Sunday J allocation withdrawn in favour of new 134A allocation.

RT1338

Saunders body RT1338 -
note the offside route plate and of course the roof box

This image available on the
RT download
08.11.61
J
4RT
--
--
 
MH
9RT
18RT
--
 
PB
25RT
26RT
13RT

Mon-Fri Part Holloway (J) allocation transferred to Muswell Hill to make room for new 4A and 168 allocation and in turn the 125 was transferred from Muswell Hill (MH) to Finchley (FY). This was part of Stage 12 of the Trolleybus Conversion program.

10.10.62
J
4RT
6RT
--
 
MH
9RT
15RT
--
 
PB
25RT
23RT
13RT

Saturday Holloway (J) allocation re-introduced to part compensate for loss of service 168 on this day

27.02.63
J
4RT
6RT
--
 
MH
21RT
25RT
5RT
 
PB
13RT
13RT
7RT

Potters Bar (PB) part transfer allocation to Muswell Hill (MH). This was part of a balancing act to make Enfield garage more efficient by eliminating the changeover point at Waltham Cross for the 242. This was done by transferring the 242 to Potters Bar - then part 134 PB to MH - then the 251MH to EW and to complete the circle 107 EW to E

15.07.64
J
4RM
6RT
--
 
MH
20RM
21RM/5RT
5RM
 
PB
12RT
12RT
7RT

Routemaster operation introduced.

27.01.65
J
4RM
6RT
--
 
MH
20RM
21RM/5RT
5RM
 
PB
12RM
12RM
7RM

Potters Bar receive RM's.

23.01.66
J
5RM
--
--
 
MH
18RM
23RM/3RT
5RM
 
PB
14RM
10RM
7RM

Saturday Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn.

1968 entry
Taken from amendment for 1968 allocation book
23.08.69
J
5RM
--
6RML
 
MH
14RM
24RM
12RM
 
PB
14RM
8RM
5RM

PIMLICO (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri/Suns) - POTTERS BAR GARAGE (Suns) - POTTERS BAR STATION (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Pimlico. Sunday Holloway (J) allocation introduced to compensate for loss of 134A which was withdrawn hence the increased Sunday allocation.

25.10.69
J
--
--
4RML
 
MH
17RM
16RM
9RM
 
PB
14RM
8RM
4RM

PIMLICO (Mon-Fri peaks) - VICTORIA - POTTERS BAR GARAGE (Suns) - POTTERS BAR STATION (Mon-Sat)
Saturday service withdrawn between Victoria and Pimlico. Mon-Fri J allocation withdrawn.

24.01.70
MH
11RM
12RM
8RM
 
PB
14RM
7RM
6RM

WARREN STREET STN - POTTERS BAR GARAGE (Suns) - POTTERS BAR STN (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Warren Street and Victoria / Pimlico in connection with the Victoria Line opening.

RM2015

RM2015 is seen at Totteridge & Whetstone Station's car park off Totteridge Lane. The Northern Line platform can just be seen on the left and a signal on the right.
Running as MH9 this 134 has just departed Muswell Hill garage and would soon join the morning rush hour traffic down to Warren Street. This was one of two such duties which were scheduled to this point early on weekday mornings before the car park filled up and entry was generally blocked for such a large vehicle.

Taken from © Malcolm Allan Facebook page with his kind permission

15.12.73
MH
11DMSc
11DMSc
8DMSc
 
PB
17DMSc
7DMSc
6DMSc

Daimler crew vehicles introduced.

07.10.74
MH
11DM
11DM
8DM
 
PB
17DM
7DM
6DM

DMSc converted to DM vehicles.

14.06.75
MH61+
11DM
13DM
8DM
 
PB1+
19DM
10DM
8DM

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STN - POTTERS BAR GARAGE (Suns) - POTTERS BAR STN (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Warren Street to Tottenham Court Road Station.

M1385

M1385 with the " Pay Conductor " sign.
The Colney Lane ultimate was used coming from the Barnet end.

This image available on the
Metrobus download

04.09.82
MH61+
9RM
10RM
6RM
 
PB1+
15RM
9RM
5RM

DM type reverted to RM

23.04.83
MH61+
18RM
15RM
10RM

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STN - BARNET CHURCH
Withdrawn between Barnet Church and Potters Bar - replaced by revised 263 service.
PB allocation withdrawn.

RM1722

RM1722  is seen on the way to the northern terminal less adverts

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

21.06.86
MH61+
22M
18M
11M

Service converted to One person Operation.

m1325

Leaside M1325 is seen with the UPPPER CASE blind layout popular at this time

 

01.04.89
MH61+
22M
19M
11M
logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
07.10.89
MH61+
16T
17T
10T

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STN - FRIERN BARNET Town Hall
Withdrawn between Friern Barnet and Barnet Church - replaced by new 234.

T741

London Northern T741 Archway gyratory

This image available on the
Titan download

21.07.90
FY41+
18T
17T
14T

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STN - FRIERN BARNET Town Hall (Suns) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat extended from Friern Barnet to North Finchley via Route 221.
Allocation transferred to Finchley (FY) with the closure of Muswell Hill (MH)

04.12.93
HT61+
17M
16M
10M

Operation transferred  to Holloway (HT) due to the closure of Finchley (FY)

26.10.94
HT61+
17M
16M
10M
logo London Northern purchased by MTL
01.02.98
HT61+
18M
17M
12M

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STN - NORTH FINCHLEY 
Sunday extended from Friern Barnet to North Finchley.

03.07.98
HT61+
18M
17M
12M
LOGO MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline

03.02.03
HT61+
27TP
21TP
19TP
LOGO Contract renewal

23.04.04
HT211+
28TP
21TP
19TP
Night Service
HT851+
6VPL
8VPL
8VPL

Night service renumbered from N134 to plain 134 thus service now 24 hour

TP414 is shown here at  Archway roundabout with the very eye catching street art evident in the background

This image is available on the Metroline download

05.02.05
HT211+
31TPL
24TPL
21TPL
Night Service
HT851+
6TPL
10TPL
10TPL
LOGO Contract renewal with increased frequencies
TPL282

The longer version TPL282 is seen here Euston Towers

This image is available on the Metroline download

03.01.09
HT211+
31TE
24TE
21TE
Night Service
HT851+
6TE
10TE
10TE

Rerouted on approach to Tottenham Court Road terminus via St Giles High Street instead of New Oxford Street

VP332

VP332 pauses at the Warren Street Station junction

This image is available on the Metroline download

06.02.10
HT211+
31TE
24TE
21TE
Night Service
HT851+
6TE
10TE
10TE
LOGO Contract extended for two years

 

T3687

The new order is represented here by TE665 at Camden - this one seen before the new drab all over red livery was introduced

This image is available on the Metroline download

04.02.12
HT211+
31TE
24TE
21TE
Night Service
HT851
6TE
10TE
10TE
LOGO Contract renewal
134 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
08.06.15
HT211+
37TE
28TE
24TE
Night Service
HT851
6TE
10TE
10TE

A supplementary service was added Mon-Fri peaks between Tottenham Court Road and Archway in connection with the temporary closure of Tufnell Park Station

05.12.15
HT211+
32TE
28TE
24TE
Night Service
HT851
6TE
10TE
10TE

Supplementary service withdrawn

01.04.17
PB71+
30TE
27TE
25TE
Night Service
HT851
6TE
10TE
10TE

Daytime service allocation moved to Potters Bar (PB) to compensate for loss of Route 82

30.09.17
PB71+
30TE
27TE
25TE
Night Service
HT851
4TE
4TE
4TE

NORTH FINCHLEY  -  TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
Night service reduced, as a result of 24hr Northern Line at weekends

 

 

Operating Garages

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at garage.

From April 2017 meal reliefs at North Finchley

FY Finchley
Changeover point at Tally Ho Bus Station.

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point Colney Hatch Lane

HT Holloway
Changeover point at Junction Road.

One night duty has a meal relief at North Finchley

J Holloway
Changeover point at Archway Tavern.

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point at Wilton Road.

Barnet 1949 tt
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© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.10.17