Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.65
X
15RTL
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HAMPSTEAD HEATH - Swiss Cottage - St Johns Wood - Maida Vale - Warwick Avenue - West Kilburn - Harlesden - NORTH ACTON Gipsy Corner ( Mon-Fri ) Park Royal Station - Hanger Lane - Stonebridge Park - Neasden - North Circular Road - BRENT STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)

187A times
Extracted from 1965 Red Book
01.11.65
X
15RT
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RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

RT2450

RT2450 Acton Lane - Harlesden

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07.09.68
X
12RT
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HAMPSTEAD HEATH - HARLESDEN (Mon-Fri) - PARK ROYAL STATION (Mon-Fri mid-day jnys) - BRENT STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri off peak withdrawn between Harlesden and North Acton except for mid-day journeys to Park Royal Station.

1970 map Central section 187A

Extracted from 1970 historical map drawn by Mike Harris - a study of the map shows that Hampstead to Brent could be achieved in 5 minutes travelling on the Northern Line

The Greater London Bus Map

13.06.70
Route withdrawn - replaced partly by revised 187.

Operating Garage

X Middle Row
Changeover point KENSAL RISE STN. Garage journeys left line of route at Chamberlayne Road / Bannister Road and observed service 52 stops to Kensal Road and then to Middle Row. In practice buses from the Hampstead direction took a short cut via Kilburn Lane or perhaps it was just my driver. In the year I was at Middle Row apart from LT staff I never took a fare paying passenger to the garage on any route from X