Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
36NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Edgware road - Maida Vale - Kilburn - Shoot up Hill - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - Edgware Road - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or North Circular Road - Neasden - Blackbird Cross - Wembley Park Stn - WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

18.10.34
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
36NS
11LS

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat ) - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

17.04.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

Sunday Hendon (AE) allocation introduced

09.05.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

26.09.35
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

02.10.35
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Sunday only Hendon (AE) allocation withdrawn

07.05.36
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

27.05.36
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
39NS
11LS
31NS
11LS
24NS
11LS

Sunday only Hendon (AE) allocation reinstated

07.10.36
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
34NS
9LS
25NS
9LS
20NS
9LS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

28.05.37
AE
--
--
12NS
 
W
43NS
41NS
29NS

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

14.10.37
AE
--
--
11STD
 
W
43STL
40STL
28STL

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months

12.05.38
AE
--
--
11STL
 
W
43STL
40STL+
28STL
      1STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

12.10.38
W
43STL
40STL+
39STL
      1STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium suspended for winter months
Sunday only Hendon (AE) withdrawn

11.05.39
W
36STL+
29STL+
41STL
    1STL/13
1STL/92
2STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns ) or WEMBLEY STADIUM ( Thurs evenings )
Wembley Stadium journeys reinstated

12.10.39
W
36STL
29STL+
41STL
    1STL/13
1STL/92
2STL/60  

VICTORIA STATION - CRICKLEWOOD Crown ( Mon-Sat )  - WEST HENDON ( Suns )
Thursday evening journeys to Wembley Stadium withdrawn

18.10.39
W
27STL
20STD
21STL
20STD
27STL
20STD

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Edgware road - Maida Vale - Kilburn - Shoot up Hill - Cricklewood - Dollis Hill Lane - Coles Green Road - Crest Road - Tanfield Ave - NEASDEN Dog Lane ( Sunday evenings )- Blackbird Cross - Forty Avenue - North Wembley - East Lane - Watford Road - SUDBURY TOWN STATION ( except Sun evenings )
Withdrawn between Cricklewood and West Hendon but extended daily from Cricklewood to Sudbury Town Station except Sunday evenings when it was curtailed at Neasden

20.03.40
GM
7STL
4STL
--
 
W
24STL
20STD
23STL
20STD
48STL

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
tSunday evenings extended from Neasden to Sudbury Town
Mon-Sat Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced

28.10.42
GM
7STD
10STL
9STL
 
W
42STL
36STL
31STL

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
Sunday Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced

09.01.46
GM
--
--
7STL
 
W
45STL
15ST
44STL
10ST
35STL

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
Mon-Sat Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn


13.03.46
W
48STL
14ST
42STL
14ST
49STL

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION 
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn

26.10.49
W
68SRT
56SRT
41SRT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION 
Converted to SRT type

17.10.51
W
68SRT
56SRT
8SRT
33RT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
Sunday part allocation converted from SRT to RT.

 

 

SRT23 outside the canteen at Victoria Station

© GEOFF RIXON


The iconic red double-decker bus was the inspiration for many of the hop on hop off NYC tour buses.




17.03.54
GM
--
14RT
15RT
 
W
45SRT
23RT
15SRT
27RT
26RT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
Weekend GM allocation introduced.

06.10.54
GM
--
14RT
14RT
 
W
65RT
42RT
26RT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
SRT class withdrawn.

12.10.55
GM
--
11RT
14RT
 
W
61RT
40RT
23RT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
Sudbury section curtailed at Kilburn Park after am Mon-Fri peak.

16.10.57
GM
--
11RT
--
 
W
61RT
40RT
37RT

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION 
Sunday GM allocation withdrawn


Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List


26.11.58
W
61RT
41RT
37RT

VICTORIA  -  SUDBURY TOWN STATION
GM allocation withdrawn.

 

 

RTL582 which normally worked on Route 2 seen here at Victoria

 


01.01.63
W
54RM
40RM
37RM

VICTORIA STATION - SUDBURY TOWN STATION
RT allocation replaced by RM.

27.01.65
W
54RM+
36RM
36RM
    1RTL/2    


07.09.68
W
51RM
34RM
26RM


13.06.70
W
34RM
22RM
19RM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Dog Lane
Withdrawn between Neasden and Sudbury Town Station - withdrawn section replaced by new route 245.

RM1626  Victoria Station taken a few weeks before Neasden terminal changed

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19.11.73
W
37RM
25RM
18RM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre
Neasden terminal changed.

15.12.73
W
37DMSc
25DMSc
18DMSc

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre
RM type replaced by DMS crew vehicles

Crew DMS748 Grosvenor Gardens, the PAY CONDUCTOR slipboards were not introduced at this time. Standing was limited to 5 only to allow the conductor more room

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14.09.74
W
37DM
25DM
18DM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre
DMS replaced by DM.

31.01.76
W
18DM
19DM
19DM

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre
Service reduction with the introduction of Route 16A

25.05.80
W1+
18RML
14RML
17RML

DM.vehicles replaced by RML.

04.06.85
W1+
27RML
22RML
15RML

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre - NEASDEN Tescos (MS shopping hours)
Monday-Saturday extended in Neasden to Brent Park Tescos

21.11.87
W1+
24M
18M
14M

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre - NEASDEN Tescos (MS shopping hours)
Converted to One Man Operation.

 

 

 

M4 Park Lane- note the separate blind layout which was on the first 5 Metrobuses

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05.09.92
W301+
20M
14M
14M

VICTORIA - NEASDEN Shopping Centre - NEASDEN Tescos (Daily shopping hours)
Sunday extended in Neasden to Brent Park Tescos

11.10.97
W601+
16M
16M
11M

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Cricklewood and Neasen - withdrawn section covered by new 316.

 

M30 turning into Buckingham Palace Road

 


09.98
W601+
16AV
16AV
11AV

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Converted from Metrobus to Volvo Olympian.

 

 

AV27 parked up at Cricklewood (W) Garage

 


08.99
W601+
16TA
16TA
11TA

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Converted from Volvo Olympian to Dennis Trident - Alexandras.

 

 

TA113 Grosvenor Place

 


02.01
W601+
16TAL
16TAL
11TAL

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
TA type replaced by TAL - the TA's used for the 32.


A most unusal shot of a single decker DLD23 on Route 16

© Richard Thomas


12.10.02
W601+
18TAL
18TAL
13TAL

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Revised stand arrangements at Victoria - buses now stand in Vauxhall Bridge Road after setting down in Terminus Palace

TAL133 Hyde Park Corner

13.10.07
W601+
22TAL
22TAL
13TAL

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Mon-Fri peak Route reduced with the introduction of new Route 332 and contract extended for a further two years

 

 

TPL264 Edgware Road

 


Summer 2008
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Gradual conversion to "TE" type

 

 

TE839 - new Metroline livery seen at Kilburn High Road

 


10.10.09
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Contract renewal

 

Hybrid TEH1107 Cricklewood Garage

 


09.02.13
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
New schedule - working timetables included

11.10.14
W601+
22TE
22TE
13TE

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Contract extended for two years

26.09.15
W601+
18LT
18LT
13TE

VICTORIA  -  CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Converted to nbfl type with reduced frequencies

 

LT803 parked at the Vauxhall Bridge Road stand

© Ian Armstrong

 


08.10.16
W601+
22LT
22LT
13LT

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Contract renewal


28.08.21
W601+
14LT
14LT
11LT

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
PVR reduction

09.10.21
W601+
14LT
14LT
11LT

VICTORIA - CRICKLEWOOD GARAGE
Contract extended for two years

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2018 MAP

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

Operating Garages

W Cricklewood
Changeover point at Cricklewood Garage

GM gillingham Street
Changeover point at Victoria Station stand

AE Hendon
Changeover point at West Hendon

Live visual

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 07.10.21