Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
D
31NS
15NS
--
 
W
34NS
37NS
--


COLINDALE STATION ( Mon-Sat peaks/ off peak projections) - WEST HENDON Station Road ( Mon-Sat ) - Cricklewood - Kilburn - Maida Vale - Marble Arch- Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Strand - Aldwych - Ludgate Circus - St Paul's - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Bethnal Green - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat )

27.05.36
D
29STL
19STL
--
 
W
33LT
32LT+
--
      4LT/16  

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks  / Mon-Fri off peak projections) - WEST HENDON ( Sats ) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Fri ) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Cricklewood and West Hendon except for peak hours and off peak projections to Colindale
Saturday off peak journeys withdrawn between West Hendon and Colindale

15.11.39
CL
22STL
20STL
--
 
W
25STL
27STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Fri off peak projections to Colindale withdrawn
Sat pm withdrawn between Cricklewood and West Hendon
except for peak journeys to Colindale
Mon-Sat evening service withdrawn
Dalston (D) allocation replaced by Clay Hall (CL)

24.10.40
CL
19STL
20STL
--
 
W
29STL
27STL
--
EXPRESS
W
10STL
10STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
EXPRESS SERVICE COLINDALE - ALDWYCH introduced

07.11.40
CL
19STL
20STL
--
 
W
29STL
27STL
--
EXPRESS
W
10STL
10STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
EXPRESS SERVICE adjusted to be normal stopping between West Hendon and Colindale

19.02.41
CL
19STL
20STL
--
 
W
29STL
27STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn

29.10.41
CL
19STL
20STL
--
 
W
29STL
27STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - KILBURN PARK STN ( Sat afts ) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat am)
Sat afternoons withdrawn between Kilburn and Old Ford

28.10.42
CL
12STL
12STL
--
 
W
22STL
28STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 ) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat  peaks with the flow only)
Additional service runs Mon-Sat rush hours & Sat afternoon Kilburn Park Station – Cricklewood Garage
Withdrawn between Aldwych and Old Ford except for peak hours from Old Ford am and to Old Ford pm
During the off peak period buses parked on Victoria Embankment to save fuel - hence the with the flow arrangement

13.02.46
CL
16STL
10STL
--
 
W
26STL
24STL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Fri / Sat pm) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat am)
Mon-Sat evening service restored between Cricklewood and Aldwych
Sat pm extended from Kilburn to Aldwych

14.06.47
CL
16STL
10STL
--
 
W
26STL+
22stl
--
    1STL/16    

COLINDALE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )- CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat evenings) - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - OLD FORD ( Mon-~Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat extended between peaks from Cricklewood to Colindale
Sat afts extended from Aldwych to Old Ford

22.02.50
CL
16STL
12STL
--
 
W
26RT
10SRT
10STL
--

Saturday part SRT allocation introduced to Cricklewood (W)

03.05.50
CL
16RTL
12RTL
--
 
W
26RT
20RT
--

Saturday converted to RT at Cricklewood - and daily converted to RTL at Clay Hall (CL)

RT519

RT519 with the 5 line via display and ALDWYCH only ultimate

This image available with the
Nostalgia download

02.05.51
CL
16RTL
3RTL
9RTW
--
 
W
26RT
20RT
--

Saturday RTW introduced to Clay Hall (CL)

RTW1

RTW1 still with the restricted blind display seen at the Colindale stand with an Alperton Guy behind on the 79

This image available with the
Nostalgia download

04.05.55
CL
16RTL
9RTL
--
 
W
23RT/3RT/16
15RT
--

Saturday RTW withdrawn.

27.06.56
CL
16RTL
9RTL
--

Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn.

16.10.57
CL
16RTL
9RTL
--

COLINDALE ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat except evenings) - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings ) - OLD FORD ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between peaks from Cricklewood to Colindale
Saturday evening service withdrawn

60 times
 

20.08.58
Route withdrawn.

Comment from Alan Bond ( EX DRIVER AT EW )

Hi Ian,
Just taking a casual look at the info for these routes and they bring back a lot of happy memories. I love the photo of RTW 1 in Colindale Avenue on the 60 with the Alperton Guy on the 79 behind it. I remember scenes like that very well. The stand was opposite the public health laboratory (I wonder if that is still operating). Both these routes used to go down Colindale Avenue and turn left into Booth Road and go along and circumnavigate the Green to turn round right in front of our house. They then used to drop off at the bus stop on the opposite side of the green and then run back to the stand in Colindale Avenue. Father said that prior to the war the buses used to stand in Booth Road but for some reason some of the residents objected so the stand was moved. It was a pain as it meant we had to walk round to the Station to get the bus but coming home you could get off right in front of the house if the driver was going slow enough. Street view shows our old house which is the left hand one of the pair behind the white van :-

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.59748,-0.251476,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s9zjOucQHA_Rl-cc3eTBYhw!2e0

When I was at Edgware I used to volunteer for the staff bus as it paid double time for the night shift and you got a nice easy time as you were allocated an RF. I could get into work on the UndergrounD from Colindale and come home the same way so it saved petrol as well. I remember walking round from the station on one lovely summer Saturday morning at the end of a week of nights - every morning of which I was greeted by a Blackbird singing his head off - but this Saturday all was silent and the silliest thought crossed my mind that the Blackbird didn't work on Saturdays. He was about when I left for my early turn on the Monday though. Nearly fifty years ago yet I remember it as if it was yesterday.

I have attached a photo' of RT 3420 taken outside the house at around the time when there was a referendum on the Commn Market. It was one of Ted Brakell's fleet and I was using it for a private hire to do with the referendum and dropped by home for a cup of tea. My late father is standing in front of the house as I took the picture. 3420 was a lovely bus to drive and it could fly. Sadly - it was exported to Sentosa Island - Singapore not long after this and it is now under the sea as part of a marine conservation project along with RTL 247 - among others - what a waste

RT3420

Operating Garages

CL Clay Hall
Changeover point at Old Ford

W Cricklewood
Changeover point outside garage

D Dalston
Changeover point Bethnal Green Station ?

 

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