Route History

04.09.71
HT
14RT
6RM
--

TUFNELL PARK Monnery Rd - Tufnell Pk - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury Barn - Islington - Angel - Aldersgate Street - St Pauls - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)ROUTE 4A renumbered and extended to Holloway Garage via Tufnell Park

08.04.72
HT
14RT
6RT
--

Saturday allocation changed from RM to RT.


15.07.72
HT
14RT
7RM
--

Saturday allocation changed from RT back to RM

RT3336 at Highbury - a little odd that Highbury is not mentioned on the blind

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25.01.75
HT
14RT
7DM
--

Saturday allocation changed from RM to DM

RT2344 at Ludgate Circus

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23.06.75
HT
14DM
7DM
--

Monday-Friday allocation changed from RM to DM

 

DM1775 Rock Street, Finsbury Park

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28.10.78
HT281+
14DM
8DM
--

TUFNELL PARK - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo.

01.04.79
HT281+
14DM
8DM
--


01.10.79
HT281+
14DM
8DM
--
LT Area divided into 8 districts - Route 4 was managed by  Abbey District
31.01.81
HT281+
14RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Tufnell Park to Archway Station and reverted from DM to RM vehicles.

RM1331 Islington High Street on a short working journey

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04.09.82
HT281+
11RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury - Islington,  FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Farringdon Street and Waterloo except for Mon-Fri peaks.

29.01.83
HT281+
11RM
8RM
--

ARCHWAY - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks/evgs)
Extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo Mon-Fri evenings.

27.10.84
HT281+
9RM
7RM
--

TUFNELL PARK (garage jnys) - FINSBURY PARK (Mon-Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Archway except for garage journeys to Tufnell Park. Withdrawn section covered by extended  Route 19

02.02.85
HT281+
11M
7M
--

Converted to One Person Operation
.
03.08.85
HT281+
12M
10M
--

ARCHWAY STATION - Dartmouth Hill Park - Tufnell Park - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Highbury - Islington - FARRINGDON STREET (Sats) Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Extended from Finsbury Park to Archway Station.


21.06.86
HT281+
12M
7M
--

ARCHWAY - WATERLOO (Mon-Sat)
Saturday extended from Farringdon Street to Waterloo.

01.04.89
HT281+
12M
7M
--
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off.
Route 4 came under London Northern stewardship
21.07.90
CF281+
13T
10T
--

HT allocation transferred to CF - and M type vehicles changed to T type.

M1076 negoiates Highbury Corner

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26.05.91
CF281+
12T
10T
--
 
HT281+
--
--
5M

ARCHWAY STN - ISLINGTON Angel (Suns) - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route introduced between Archway and Islington from HT garage.

T487 rests by the side entrance of the Old Vic

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14.03.92
HT281+
12M
9M
5M

CF allocation transferred to HT.

 

M1153 Waterloo Bridge

 

25.09.93
ED1+
16T
10T
5T
Operated by LONDON SURBURBAN BUS (Edmonton Base)

 

 

LSB1502 Highgate Hill

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LSB 204 at Highgate Hill, with a very unactractive blind

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27.04.96
HT1+
17dd
11dd
5dd
Route returns to MTL London

29.03.97
HT1+
17M
11M
5M

Titan and Olympian type withdraw

17.08.98
HT1+
17M
11M
5M
MTL London purchased by Metroline

17.04.01
HT1+
17M/TP
11M/TP
5M/TP

Low floor double deck operation commenced.

 

 

TP13 Macdonald Road - Archway

 

01.10.05
HT1+
18TP
10TP
9TP
Contract renewal

ARCHWAY STN - WATERLOO
Sunday extended from Islington to Waterloo.

16.02.08
HT1+
18dd
11dd
9dd

Revised terminal arrangement at Waterloo where buses make a "U" turn via a dedicated bus gate instead of running dead via St Georges Circus - and The Cut

 

 

VPL629 waits for passengers outside Waterloo Stn

 

29.09.12
HT1+
18TE
19TE
12TE

Contract renewal

 

TE912 Highgate Hill

 

30.09.17
HT1+
19VWH
16VWH
17VWH

ARCHWAY STN - WATERLOO
Contract renewal

VMH 4  VMH2573 Islington High Street

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

15.06.19
HT1+

ARCHWAY STN   -  BLACKFRIARS STATION
Withdrawn between St Pauls and Waterloo, diverted instead via Queen Victoria Street to Blackfriars Station

Taken from Mike Harris map dated 15.06.19
Greater London Bus Map


 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point at  Archway ?

HT Holloway
Changeover point a Vorley Road stand or Holloway Garage

ED Edmonton
Changeover point at Archway ?