Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.10.86
CF71+
8T
6T
--


HAMPSTEAD HEATH - Rosslyn Hill - Haverstock Hill - Chalk Farm Stn - Camden Town - Eversholt Street - Euston - Russelll Square - Holborn - Aldwych - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replaces section of withdrawn Route 68 and serves new Roads in Hampstead area.

T320

T320 Waterloo Bridge

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Titan download

26.03.88
CF71+
8T
5T
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - WATERLOO (MS except evgs)
Evening service withdrawn.

22.03.89
CF71+
8LS
5LS
--

Converted to single deck.

LS152

LS152 Camden High Street

© Darius Grigg

22.09.90
SH41+
8dd
5dd
--
Grey Green logo Contract awarded to Grey Green

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Evening service re-instated.

119

119 waits at the Hampstead Heath stand

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Arriva download

12.03.94
SH61+
8dd
5dd
3dd

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - ELEPHANT & CASTLE ( Daily )
Sunday introduction and extended from Waterloo to Elephant & Castle as part of changes to Route 68

26.09.98
SH61+
8dd
6dd
4dd

Start of new contract with increased frequencies

30.01.99
SF61+
9DLA
8DLA
5DLA

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

25.03.00
AR61+
9DLA
8DLA
7DLA

Sub Contracted to Arriva London North and transferred from Stamford Hill (SF) to Tottenham (AR)

06.01.01
AR61+
9DLA
8DLA
7DLA
logo Contract assigned to Arriva London North ending sub contract.

27.09.03
AR61+
14DLA
14DLA
13DLA

Start of new contract - revised frequencies.

DLA244

DLA244 Waterloo roundabout

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Arriva download

15.01.05
AR61+
16VLW
15VLW
10VLW

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - OLD KENT ROAD Tesco (Daily)
Extended from Elephant & Castle to Old Kent Road.

VLW124

VLW124 New Kent Road

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Arriva download

01.09.07
AR61+
18VLW
15VLW
10VLW

Two additional return journeys in Mon-Fri peaks necessitate increased allocation

25.09.10
AE61+
20VLW/T
19VLW/T
16VLW/T

Contract renewal and allocation moved to Ash Grove (AE)

T178

T178 seen at the much photograhed stop on Waterloo Bridge

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Arriva download

168 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris. This is one of a few routes that is contained with the cental area section
The Greater London Bus Map
26.09.15
W151+
22TEH
21TEH
16TEH
LOGO Contract reassigned
TEH1239

The new order is represented here by hybrid TEH1239 entering Waterloo Bus Station. Route 16 was promoted to nbfl leaving the hybrids free to work the 168

© Robert Donaldson

12.12.15
W151+
22LT
21LT
16LT

Start of gradual conversion to LT type

LT643

LT643 Waterloo Bridge

© Robert Donaldson

01.04.17
HT211+
21LT
21LT
15LT

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  OLD KENT ROAD Tesco
Allocation moved from Cricklewood (W) to Holloway (HT)
This replaced 134 which was reallocated to Potters Bar (PB) to compensate for loss of 82

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover at Harmood Street

SH Stamford Hill
Changeover at ?

SF Stamford Hill
Changeover at ?

AR Tottenham
Changeover at Hampstead Heath

AE Ash Grove
Changeover at Old Kent Road Tesco

W Cricklewood
Changeover at Hampstead Heath

HT Holloway
Changeover at Hampstead Heath

This page dedicated to Dario Grigg who supplied the Leyland National for this page

 

Current times for Route 168 168 live 168 stands Tender Specs Route 168 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 04.04.17