Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.11.61
FY
20RM
15RM
15RM
 
WN
--
6RM
--


NORTH FINCHLEY - Friern Barnet - New Southgate - Bounds Green - Wood Green - Turnpike Lane - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Caledonian Road - KINGS CROSS (Suns) Farringdon Road - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat / Sun early jnys)
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT SERVICE 521/621

03.01.62
FY
20RM
21RM
15RM

Saturday only WN allocation withdrawn.

09.05.62
FY
23RM
25RM
6RM
 
WN
--
--
7RM

Sunday only WN allocation introduced.

23.01.66
FY
23RM
25RM
6RM
 
WN
--
--
7RM

EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) Hale Lane - Mill Hill - Page Street - Bunns Lane - Mill Hill East Stn - Frith Lane - Woodside Park - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - Friern Barnet - New Southgate - Bounds Green - Wood Green - Turnpike Lane Stn - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Caledonian Road - KINGS CROSS (Sat pm,Suns) Farringdon Road - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri,Sat am ,Sun early jnys)
Mon-Sat extended from North Finchley to Edgware Station via 125 and withdrawn 240A.

31.12.66
FY
16RM
24RM
5RM/1RT
 
WN
--
--
7RM

Mon-Fri Wood Green (WN) allocation introduced.

1967 times
Extracted from June 1967 Red Book
07.09.68
FY
17RM
19RM
3RM
 
WN
5RM
6RM
8RM

Saturday Wood Green (WN) allocation introduced.

13.06.70
FY
13RM
13RM
3RM
 
WN
7RM
6RML
5RML

EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat pm,Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat/Sun early journeys)
Mon-Fri evening service withdrawn between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street. Weekend RML allocated to WN

16.01.71
FY
13RM
13RM
3RM
 
WN
7RM
6RML
4RM

Sunday Wood Green (WN) allocation reverted to RM

31.07.71
FY
13RM
13RM
3RM
 
WN
7RM
6RM
4RM

Saturday Wood Green (WN) allocation reverted to RM

08.01.72
FY
8RM
13RM
3RM
 
WN
12RM
6RM
4RM

Part Mon-Fri Finchley (FY) allocation transferred to WN.

RM1001

RM1001 seen at Mill Hill East although the blind would suggest otherwise

© Malcolm Allan

17.06.72
FY
8RM
13RM
3RM
 
WN
12RM
6RM
4RM

EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - KINGS CROSS (Sat pm/Sun) - HOLBORN CIRCUS Charterhouse Street (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat & Sun early journeys)
Stand working revised at Holborn -: Buses terminated at HOLBORN CIRCUS but then returned via St Andrew Street - Shoe Lane - Stonecutter Street.

RM970

Taken at Mill Hill Broadway shortly before the route was converted to OMO. It is of RM970 I think in early 1973 ex-overhaul and it had just been used in the Sykes episode where Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques were driver and conductor of a bus. Here’s the episode in question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITHaraI8tcg

© Chris Sanders

24.03.73
FY
9DMS
8DMS
3DMS
 
WN
13DMS
12DMS
4DMS

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION.

DMS475

DMS475 Kings Cross

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

31.03.79
FY51+
9DMS
10DMS
3DMS
 
WN161+
14DMS
13DMS
7DMS

EDGWARE - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evgs Sat pm/Sun) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat & Sun early journeys)
Sunday service extended from North Finchley to Edgware Station replacing part of withdrawn Sunday only 240A .

01.11.80
FY51+
7M
8M
3M
 
WN161+
16DMS
17DMS
7DMS

Metrobus conversion at Finchley (FY)

19.09.81
FY51+
7M
8M
3M
 
WN161+
16M
17M
7M

Metrobus conversion at Wood Green (WN).

21.06.86
EW
4M
-
--
 
WN151+
16M
17M
7M

Finchley (FY) allocation withdrawn. Mon-Fri Edgware (EW) allocation introduced.

06.06.87
WN151+
19M
16M
9M

EDGWARE STATION - KINGS CROSS (Sat pm/Sun) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat am/Sun early journeys)
Saturday early am journeys projected from Kings Cross to Holborn Circus.
Mon-Fri only Edgware (EW) allocation withdrawn.

01.02.92
WN151+
14M
11M
6M

EDGWARE STATION - TURNPIKE LANE STN - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri am journeys)
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Kings Cross/Holborn Circus except for a few early Mon-Fri journeys to Holborn Circus.

17.04.93
WN151+
14M
11M
8DRL

Sunday converted to midibus operation.

DRL47

DRL47 route branded for the 84A seen at Edgware

This image available on the
Single Deck download

22.04.95
WN151+
14M
11M
8DRL

EDGWARE STATION - TURNPIKE LANE STN
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Holborn Circus.

M1317

M1317 Mill Hill Broadway

© Graham Burgess


30.07.95
WN151+
14M
11M
8M

Sunday converted from midibus operation to double deck operation.

DBS3

Usually found on Route 263 - DBS3 seen here at Wood Green

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

30.01.99
WN151+
15DLA
14DLA
8DLA

Contractual change double deck to low floor double deck.

DLA1

DLA1 seen with the Arriva cow horns at Turnpike Lane

This image available on the
Arriva download

04.09.04
WN151+
20DLA
19DLA
11DLA

New timetable introduced for reliability

10.11.07
WN151+
20DLA
19DLA
11DLA

Contract extended for a further two years

07.11.09
WN151+
22VLW
20VLW
12VLW
arriva logo Contract renewal
VLW84

VLW84 Turnpike Lane Bus Station - only 2 points now on the intermediate blind compared to 6 on the DLA

This image available on the
Arriva download

08.11.14
WN151+
23DW
20DW
12DW

Contract extended for two years

DW508
DW508 seen at Butchers Hill with WN garage in the background
T272 entering Edgware Bus Station
Both the above photos © Ian Armstrong
2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.11.16
WN151+
23DW
21DW
13DW

EDGWARE STATION - TURNPIKE LANE STN
Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Station.

FY Finchley
Changeover point North Finchley Bus Station.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point outside garage.

 

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