Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
J
15ST
14ST
13ST
 
P
--
--
13ST

HENDON CENTRAL STATION   -  Hendon Garage  -  Finchley Lane  -  Finchley Central  -  East Finchley  -  Highgate  -  Archway  -  Holloway Road  -  Highbury Corner  -  Upper Street  -  Angel  -  City Road  -  Moorgate  -  Bank  -  Monument  -  LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )  -  Borough  -  Elephant & Castle  -  Kennington  -  Brixton  -  Streatham  -  Norbury  -  Melfort Road  -  Thornton Heath  - Whitehorse Road  -  West Croydon  -  Croydon  - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Suns ) 

17.04.35
J
15ST
14ST
20ST
 
AK
--
--
14ST

Sunday Old Kent Road (P) allocation withdrawn in favour of Streatham (AK)

02.10.35
J
15ST
14ST
13ST
 
P
--
--
13ST

Sunday Old Kent Road (P) allocation reinstated - Streatham (AK) withdrawn

08.04.36
J
11ST
11ST
20ST
 
AK
--
--
14ST

Sunday Old Kent Road (P) allocation withdrawn in favour of Streatham (AK)

15.11.39
J
10STL
10STL
13STL
 
AK
--
--
13ST

HENDON CENTRAL (Daily )  -  LONDON BRIDGE  ( Mon-Sat )  -  STREATHAM COMMON  ( Sun evenings )  -  SOUTH CROYDON ( Sun except evenings )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Streatham Common and South Croydon

13.12.39
J
8STL
8STL
11STL
 
AK
--
--
11STL

HENDON CENTRAL (Daily )  - HOLLOWAY GARAGE  ( Mon-Sat )  -  STREATHAM COMMON  ( Sun evenings )  -  SOUTH CROYDON ( Sun except evenings )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Holloway Garage and London Bridge

07.02.40
J
8STL
8STL
11STL
 
AK
--
--
11STL

HENDON CENTRAL (Daily )  - ARCHWAY  ( Mon-Sat )  - SOUTH CROYDON ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Archway and Holloway Garage
Sunday evenings reinstated between Streatham Common and South Croydon

13.11.40
J
8STL
7STL
7STL

HENDON CENTRAL   -  ARCHWAY STATION
Sunday extension from Archway to South Croydon withdrawn - mainly replaced by new Sunday service on 133 between South Croydon and Liverpool Street
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn

143 map
Extracted from 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
11.10.50
J
8RT
8RT
8RT

RT type introduced

30.04.58
J
9RT
7RT
5RT
1958 TIMES
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
J
9RT
7RT
--

ARCHWAY STATION - HENDON CENTRAL STN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn and diverted in East Finchley via Aylmer Road and The Bishops Avenue instead of direct Great North Road to part compensate for the withdrawal of Route 58.

01.02.61
HT
17RM
13RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL STATION  -  Archway -  Holloway Road -  Caledonian Road -  Kings Cross -  Farringdon Road -  Charterhouse Street -  Holborn Circus - St Andrew Street - Shoe Lane - FARRINGDON STREET Stonecutter Street.
Extended from Archway to Farringdon Street as part of Trolley Bus replacement program - Stage 9

11.11.61
HT
15RM
13RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL - ARCHWAY STN (Sat evgs) - KINGS CROSS (Sat afts) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Saturday afternoons withdrawn between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street and further withdrawn evenings between Archway and Kings Cross.

31.12.66
HT
16RM
8RM
--

HENDON CENTRAL - ARCHWAY STN (Sat evgs) - KINGS CROSS (Sat afts) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri)
Saturday withdrawn between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street.

30.11.68
HT
11MB
6MB
5MB

HENDON CENTRAL - ARCHWAY STN
Converted to single deck OPO and withdrawn between Archway and Farringdon Street. Reverted to direct routeing via Great North Road instead of The Bishops Avenue.
Sunday service re-introduced to compensate for the withdrawn section of Route 133.

17.02.73
HT
8MB
4MB
3MB

ARCHWAY STATION - Highgate Hill - Highgate Village - North Road - Great North Road - East Finchley - Finchley - Hendon - HENDON CENRAL STN
Re-routed between Archway and East Finchley via Highgate Village.

SMS331

SMS331 Hendon

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.04.75
HT
8DMS
4DMS
3DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

31.01.76
HT
8DMS
6DMS
3DMS

ARCHWAY STATION - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800 - Sunday) - Hendon Way - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830)
Extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross during shopping periods

28.10.78
AE41+
7DMS
5DMS
2DMS

Holloway (HT) allocation transferred to Hendon (AE)

10.02.80
AE41+
7M
5M
2M

DMS replaced by Metrobus that somewhat resembles action RPG transport

04.09.82
AE41+
6M
5M
--

ARCHWAY STATION (daytime) - EAST FINCHLEY STN (evenings) - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800) - Hendon Way - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830)
Sunday service withdrawn and MS evenings between East Finchley and Archway.

04.02.84
AE41+
6M
5M
1M

ARCHWAY STATION (daytime) - EAST FINCHLEY STN (Sun afts,MS evenings) - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800Sun afts) - Hendon Way - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830)
Sunday afternoons re-introduced between Hendon Central and East Finchley.

06.06.87
HT131+
7M
7M
--

ARCHWAY STATION (daytime) - EAST FINCHLEY STN (evenings) - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800) - Hendon Way - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830)
Hendon garage closure - allocation transferred to Holloway (HT). Sunday service withdrawn replaced by 271.

14.11.87
EW1+
8M
9M
--

Holloway (HT) allocation moved to Edgware (EW).

02.02.91
EW1+
9SR
11SR
5SR

ARCHWAY STN - Highgate Village - East Finchley - East End Road - Squires Lane - Long Lane - Finchley Central - Regents Park Road - Gravel Hill Hendon - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800 - Sunday) - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830)
Converted to minibus operation and diverted in Finchley as shown.
Sunday service re-introduced. Mon-Fri school times - extra journeys
operated via old route and were numbered 143A

DR88

DR88 in the Skipper livery at Brent Cross

This image available on the
Single Deck download

08.01.94
W801+
9DR/SR
9DR/SR
5DR/SR

Edgware (EW) allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

15.10.95
W801+
9DR
9DR
5DR

ARCHWAY STN - Highgate Village - East Finchley - East End Road - Squires Lane - Long Lane - Finchley Central - Regents Park Road - Gravel Hill Hendon - HENDON CENTRAL STATION(Mon-Fri after 2100 - Sat after 1800 - Sunday) - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre (Mon-Fri 0800 - 2100 - Sat 0800 - 1830 - Sunday shopping hours)
Sunday shopping hours extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross.

02.09.96
W801+
9DR
1M
9DR
5DR

Double deck schoolday journeys introduced between Archway and East Finchley Cemetry.

M352

M352 performs a school trip

This image available on the
Metrobus download

29.06.98
W801+
9DR
9DR
5DR
 
NE
1DD
--
--

The double deck schoolday journeys transferred to London Traveller - operated from a base in Great Central Way - Neasden

London Traveller GOG237W

This image available on the
Metrobus download

25.07.98
W801+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
NE
1DD
--
--

Start of new contract with single deck low floor buses.
Early am service extended from Hendon Central to Brent Cross.

DLD170

DLD170 Archway stand

This image is available on the Metroline download

23.08.99
W801+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
HN
2DD
--
--

Schoolday dd journeys transferred from London Traveller to Metropolitan operating from a base in Harlesden.

M76

Ex LT M76 copying the American style of school bus

This image available on the
Metrobus download

 

 

04.03.00
HT41+
9DLD
9DLD
5DLD
 
HN
2DD
--
--

Transferred within Metroline from Cricklewood (W) to Holloway (HT)

DML46

DML46 (HT49) Highgate Hill

This image is available on the Metroline download

09.11.02
W151+
10DLD
10DLD
7DLD
 
HN
3DD
--
--

Transferred within Metroline from Holloway (HT) to Cricklewood (W) .
This was a chain reaction with the 143 and C11 moved to Cricklewood to make room for the 24.
The 205 was moved from Cricklewood to a new base at Perivale (PV) .

M231

M231 sports a most unusual blind with the announcement that the 143 is a LONDON TRANSPORT BUS SERVICE

This image available on the
Metrobus download

28.06.03
W151+
12DLD
12DLD
9DLD
 
HT251+
2TP/134
--
--

ARCHWAY STN - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre
Extended late evenings from Hendon Central to Brent Cross. The SDO dd journeys transferred to Metroline (HT)

21.05.05
PA131+
12DLF
11DLF
10DLF
 
HT251+
2TP/134
--
--

Operation trnasferred to Thorpes base at Perivale using Thorpes liveried buses
HT allocation retained for the SDO only work

dlm154

DLM154 turns into Macdonald Road from Highgate Hill

This image is available on the Metroline download

06.01.07
PA131+
12DP
11DP
9DP
 
HT251+
3TP/134
--
--

Contract formally transferred to Metoline Travel

DLF100

DLF100 Highgate Village

This image is available on the Metroline download

01.05.10
PA131+
13DLD
11DLD
9DLD
 
HT251+
3VPL/134
--
--

The hail and ride section in Finchley along Long Lane and Squires Lane converted to fixed stop.

26.06.10
PA131+
13DE
11DE
9DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

Contract renewal with Metroline

DE1135

DE1135 - note the different liveries comparing with the C11

This image is available on the Metroline download

 

09.06.12
W1+
13DE
11DE
9DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

Main allocation moved from Perivale (PA) to Cricklewood (W)

143
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.06.15
W1+
13DE
11DE
8DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

Contract extended for two years

24.06.17
W1+
13DE
11DE
8DE
 
HT251+
3TE/134
--
--

ARCHWAY  -  BRENT CROSS
Contract renewal

Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point Archway

HT Highgate
Changeover point Archway

AE Hendon
Changeover point outside garage

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Brent Cross

EW Edgware
Changeover point Brent Cross

PA Perivale (Thorpes)
Changeover point ?

HN Metropolitan
Changeover point ?

Current times for Route 143 live 143 stands Tender Specs Route 143 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 18.10.17