Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
HD
6ST+
6ST
6ST
   
4ST ( Mon)
--
--

COLINDALE STATION - Hay Lane - Kingsbury Green - Kingsbury - Kenton - Harrow Town Centre - South Harrow - NORTHOLT STATION or NORTHOLT RACECOURSE ( Mon journeys )

31.10.34
HD
6ST
6ST
6ST

COLINDALE STATION - NORTHOLT STATION
Mon bifurcation to Northolt Racecourse withdrawn

13.04.35
AC
5ST ( Mon)
5ST
--
 
HD
6ST
6ST
6ST

COLINDALE STATION - NORTHOLT STATION or NORTHOLT RACECOURSE ( Mon and Sat journeys )
Journeys to Northolt Racecourse reinstated
Mon and Sat Willesden (AC) allocation introduced

04.11.35
HD
6ST
6ST
6ST

COLINDALE STATION - NORTHOLT STATION
Northolt Racecourse journeys withdrawn
Willesden (AC) allocation withdrawn

04.04.36
AC
5STL ( Mon)
5STL
--
 
HD
6ST
6ST
6ST

COLINDALE STATION - NORTHOLT STATION or NORTHOLT RACECOURSE ( Mon and Sat journeys )
Journeys to Northolt Racecourse reinstated
Mon and Sat Willesden (AC) allocation introduced

07.10.36
AC
5STL ( Mon)
5STL
--
 
HD
6ST
6ST
6ST

MILL HILL Bunns Lane - Burnt Oak - Mollison Way - Queensbury - Honeypot Lane - Streatfield Road- Kenton Lane - Kenton Road - Harrow - South Harrow - Northolt Park -
NORTHOLT STATION
or NORTHOLT RACECOURSE ( Mon and Sat journeys )
Withdrawn between Kenton and Colindale but diverted instead to Mill Hill - the withdrawn section replaced by New Route 119

04.11.36
HD
8ST
8ST
7ST

MILL HILL - NORTHOLT STN
Racecourse journeys suspended for winter months

24.03.37
AC
5ST ( Mon)
5ST
--
 
HD
11ST
11ST
8ST

MILL HILL - Northolt - Yeading - HAYES STATION
Additional service between South Harrow Stn and Northolt Racecourse ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Daily extended from Northolt to Hayes
Northolt Racecourse journeys reinstated
Route 140A was introduced at this time Harrow Weald to Northolt Racecourse operated by 5STL from AC on Saturday only - LDO 28.05.38

06.11.37
HD
8ST
9ST
7ST

MILL HILL - HAYES STATION
Racecourse journeys withdrawn

02.04.38
AC
5ST ( Mon)
5ST
--
 
HD
11ST
13ST
9ST

MILL HILL - Northolt - Yeading - HAYES STATION
Additional service between South Harrow Stn and Northolt Racecourse ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Racecourse journeys reinstated

02.11.38
HD
16ST+
16ST+
16ST
    2ST/142 2ST/142  

MILL HILL - HAYES STATION
Racecourse journeys withdrawn

01.04.39
AC
5ST ( Mon)
5ST
--
 
HD
16ST+
16ST+
12ST
    2ST/142 2ST/142  

MILL HILL - Northolt - Yeading - HAYES STATION
Additional service between South Harrow Stn and Northolt Racecourse ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Racecourse journeys reinstated

03.05.39
AC
5ST ( Mon)
5ST
--
 
EW
5ST
5ST
--
 
HD
17ST
17ST
16ST

Mon-Sat Edgware (EW) allocation added

13.12.39
EW
5STL
5STL
10STL
 
HD
15STL
17STL
7STL

MILL HILL - HAYES STATION
Racecourse journeys withdrawn
Sunday Edgware (EW) introduced
Willesden (AC) allocation withdrawn

29.10.41
EW
16STL
13STL+
13STL
      2STL/141  
 
HD
17STL
20STL
14STL

MILL HILL - HAYES Bourne Avenue
Extended from Hayes Stn to Bourne Avenue

14.12.49
EW
14STL+
25STL+
22STL
    2STL/141 2STL/141  
 
HD
17RTW
15RTW
10RTW

Harrow Weald introduce RTW type

03.05.50
EW
14RTW
27RTW
22RTW
 
HD
17RTW
15RTW
10RTW

EW allocation converted from STL to RTW

02.05.51
EW
14RTL
19RTL/8RTW
22RTW
 
HD
17RT
15RT
10RT

Type change

17.10.51
EW
14RTL
27RTL
18RTL
 
HD
17RT
15RT
8RT

Type change

14.05.52
EW
18RT
33RT
18RT
 
HD
13RT
9RT
8RT

Type change

22.10.52
AE
--
--
8RT
 
EW
17RT
30RT
12RT
 
HD
13RT
10RT
8RT

Sunday only AE allocation introduced.

04.05.55
AE
--
--
8RT
 
EW
16RT
29RT
7RT
 
HD
15RT
7RT
6RT

MILL HILL Bunns Lane - Burnt Oak - Queensbury - Kenton - Harrow - South Harrow - Northolt - Yeading Lane - Hayes - Harlington Corner - Bath Road - Private Tunnel,  LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL
Withdrawn between Hayes and Bourne Avenue and diverted instead via Harlington to London Airport Central

30.04.58
AE
--
--
8RT
 
EW
16RT+
28RT
6RT
    1RT/107    
 
HD
15RT
8RT
9RT
140 tt
Sunday times plus all other routes can be viewed on the April 1958 pdf file

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
10.10.62
EW
14RT
15RT
4RT
 
HD
15RT
12RT
11RT

Sunday only AE allocation withdrawn.

23.01.66
HD
30RT
30RT
11RT

MILL HILL BROADWAY - Burnt Oak - Queensbury - Kenton - Harrow - Porlock Avenue - South Harrow - Northolt - Yeading - Hayes - Harlington - LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL
With the completion of the new bridge at Mill Hill Broadway the terminal changed to new stand at MILL HILL BROADWAY STATION.
EW allocation withdrawn.

06.11.67
HD
32RT
23RT
11RT

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL - MILL HILL BROADWAY STATION - MILL HILL Page Street (Monday-Friday school journeys)
Monday-Friday school journeys extended from Mill Hill to Page Street

23.03.68
HD
31RT
23RT
11RT

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL - MILL HILL BROADWAY STATION - MILL HILL East Station (Monday-Friday school journeys)
Monday-Friday school journeys extended from  Page Street to East Station.

13.03.71
AE
--
--
3RT
 
HD
28RT
20RT
9RT

Sunday only AE allocation re-introduced

RT1353

RT1353 (AE) at Edgware Station stand on a meal relief

© Malcolm Allan

05.03.72
AE
--
--
3RT
 
HD
28RT
20RT
9RT

Sunday journeys diverted via Cherry Lane Cemetery and M4 slip Road

17.06.72
AE
--
--
3RM
 
HD
28RT
20RT
9RT

Sunday AE converted from RT to RM
Link to 1975 Fare Chart - donated by Bob Ford

28.02.76
AE91+
--
--
3RML
 
HD1+
28RT
20RT
9RT

Sunday AE converted from RM to RML

RML2710

RML2710 on a finishing trip to Hendon Garage

© John Parkin

15.07.78
AE91+
--
--
3RML
 
HD1+
24RM
21RM
9RM

HD allocation converted from RT to RM.
Fare chart dated 10.81

RM138

RM138 waits at the Willow Tree Lane stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

23.04.83
HD1+
22M
16M
9M

HEATHROW CENTRAL - HARROW WEALD GARAGE - HARROW WEALD Masefied Avenue (Monday-Friday school journeys)
Converted to One Man Operation and diverted via withdrawn 114 to Harrow Weald.

27.04.85
EW141+
--
--
3M
 
HD1+
22M
16M
8M

HEATHROW CENTRAL - HARROW WEALD GARAGE - HARROW WEALD Masefied Avenue (Monday-Friday school journeys) Marsh Lane - Canons Park - EDGWARE STATION (Suns)
Sunday extended from Harrow Weald to Edgware via withdrawn Sunday 286.
Sunday EW allocation introduced

02.11.85
EW141+
10M
5M
4M
 
HD1+
17M
17M
7M

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL - EDGWARE STATION
Extended daily from Harrow Weald to Edgware via withdrawn 286.
Daily EW allocation re-introduced.

12.04.86
EW141+
12M
8M
4M
 
HD1+
16M
16M
8M

HEATHROW Terminal 4 - Cargo Tunnel - Heathrow Central - - EDGWARE STATION
Extended from Heathrow Central to Terminal 4.

03.09.86
EW141+
10M
5M
4M
 
HD1+
17M
17M
4M

HEATHROW Terminal 4 - HARROW WEALD Clamp Hill (SDO jnys) - EDGWARE STATION
School journeys introduced to HARROW WEALD Clamp Hill but withdrawn from Masefield Avenue


06.06.87
EW141+
27M
28M
10M
 
HD1+
2M
--
2M

Most of HD allocation transferred to EW

14.11.87
HD1+
17M
16M
9M

HEATHROW Terminal 4 - HARROW BUS STATION (Monday-Saturday evgs/Suns) - HARROW WEALD GARAGE (Monday-Saturday except evenings)
Harrow Weald to Edgware section replaced by New 340


30.09.89
HD1+
17M
16M
9M

HEATHROW CENTRAL - HARROW BUS STATION (Monday-Saturday evgs/Suns) - HARROW WEALD GARAGE (Monday-Saturday except evgs) - HARROW WEALD Clamp Hill (SDO jnys)
Withdrawn between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4 as a security measure

18.08.90
HD1+
17M
16M
9M

Sunday journeys via Cherry Lane withdrawn.

M1456

M1456 advertises 60 years of Harrow Weald Garage

This image available on the
Metrobus download

01.12.90
AV301+
17M
17M
9M

Service transferred under tender to London United (AV). Official Route Record showing dead runnings and stand workings ( pdf )

M162

M162 approaches Heathrow Bus Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

140 Map
04.12.99
HD101+
17TA
17TA
11TA

HARROW WEALD GARAGE - HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL
Withdrawn between Harrow Weald Garage and Clamp Hill (replaced by new 640)
Service transferred to Metroline (HD)

TA105

TA105 Heathrow North

This image is available on the Metroline CD

01.04.00
HD101+
17TA
17TA
11TA

Night service introduced using 4TA ex day routes following same routeing as day route but numbered N140

02.02.02
HD101+
17TPL
17TPL
11TPL

TA type transferred to Potters Bar for new contract 263 - replaced by new TPL type.

TPL239

TPL239 Porlock Avenue

This image is available on the Metroline download

17.04.04
HD101+
17VP
17VP
11VP
Night Service
HD791+
4VP
4VP
4VP

Route now 24hr as "N" prefix has been dropped

04.09.04
HD101+
22VP
22VP
12VP
Night Service
HD791+
4VP
4VP
4VP

Renewal of contract - frequency increase and TPL type replaced by VP

770

East Lancs Lolyne 770 started life with Metrobus but is seen here in Harrow

This image is available on the Metroline CD

05.09.09
HD101+
22VP
22VP
15VP
Night Service
HD791+
4VP
4VP
4VP

Contract extended for two years

VP332

VP332 Heathrow North

This image is available on the Metroline CD

03.09.11
HD101+
24VP
22VP
15VP
Night Service
HD791+
4VP
4VP
4VP

Contract renewal

20.04.13
HD101+
24VP
22VP
15VP
Night Service
HD791+
4VP
4VP
4VP

Emergency schedule issued - see working timetables

03.09.16
HD101+
29VWH
27VWH
20VWH
Night Service
HD791+
4VWH
4VWH
4VWH

Contract renewal with new buses

VWH2216

VWH2216 seen in Harrow Town Centre a week before the official conversion

Click image to enlarge

© Ian Armstrong

times stp tender live Route 140 fares

 

Operating Garages

HD Harrow Weald
Changeover point at garage but prior to 1983 was Harrow Bus Station

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Station 1985-1987 and Burnt Oak 1950-1962

AE Hendon
Meal reliefs taken at Edgware Station running light from Mill Hill

All duties start and finish at garage

AV Hounslow
Changeover point Heathrow Bus Station

HW Southall
Duties started and ended at garage

Comment from Alan Bond - a driver at Edgware in the 60's

The 140 was a lovely Road - with nice early finishes and no desperately bad spreadovers. No 1 used book on 0522 and finish in the garage at 1007 but No 2 was even better with SO at 0532 and 0935 in the garage. Not quite as good as the first duty at Colindale which used to SO at 0412 and finish outside depot at 0832 - all 666s that was.

Those were the days of the eleven day fortnight where we worked six days one week and five days the next and half a day's pay was taken from the six day pay packet to even up the pay on the five day week. Duties and the pay week used to change on a Wednesday then and every three or four weeks you would get a Tue/Wed/Thu rest which was handy if - like me - you liked your cricket as it meant I could get to all five days of the test matches at Lords and the Oval - either by way of rest days or early finishes. We fought hard to get a five day week and even then it took until 1966 and an overtime ban. Once we got it the week changed from Wed change over to Sat change over so your long weekend rest days became Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun about every three or four weeks.

 

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