Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
--
--
10LT
 
MH
27LT
27LT
11LT
 
Q
7ST
7ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - Colney Hatch Lane - Muswell Hill Broadway - Highgate Station - Archway - Holloway Road - Highbury Corner - Upper Street - Islington High Street - City Road - Moorgate - King William Street - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Borough - Elephant - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond -- West Croydon - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Sunday )


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

Click to enlarge


20.04.35
Q
7ST
7ST
--
 
MH
27LT
27LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by Route 43A  which ran from Friern Barnet to Croydon Airport.

11.09.35
MH
34LT
34LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn

02.10.35
AK
--
--
11LT
 
MH
34LT
34LT
10LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTH CROYDON ( Suns )
Sunday service reintroduced as a consequence of 43A withdrawal

12.04.36
MH
38LT
38LT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by Route 43A  which ran from Friern Barnet to Croydon Airport.

28.03.37
AK
--
--
15LT
 
MH
38LT
38LT
16LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond - Purley Way - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday service extended from London Bridge to Croydon Airport via withdrawn 43A


15.11.39
J
22STL
22STL
11STL
 
AK
--
--
10LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400/ Sunday evenings) - CROYDON AIRPORT( Suns except evenings)
Muswell Hill (MH) allocation withdrawn - daily Holloway (J) introduced
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Muswell Hill and Friern Barnet except for peaks
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn and Sats withdrawn from late afternoon
Sunday evenings withdrawn between London Bridge and Croydon Airport

03.01.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400/ Sunday evenings) - CROYDON AIRPORT( Suns except evenings)
Daily Holloway (J) allocation replaced by Muswell Hill (MH)

20.03.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings restored between London Bridge and Croydon Airport

24.11.40
MH
22LT
22LT
10LT
 
AK
--
--
10STL

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 ) - STREATHAM COMMON ( Sun evenings ) - CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns except evenings)
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Streatham Common Greyhound and Croydon Airport

06.04.41
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between London Bridge and Croydon Airport
Sunday only Streatham (AK) withdrawn

29.10.41
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT
 
J
4ST
4ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BDY ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Sat Holloway (J) allocation reintroduced

21.04.43
MH
22LT
22LT
9LT
 
J
4ST
4ST
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Fri evening service restored between Archway and Friern Barnet

09.01.46
MH
23LT
16LT
9LT
 
J
--
5STL
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Mon-Fri Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn


22.05.46
MH
23LT
21LT
11LT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sat peaks / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BDY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday only Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

Date unknown
MH
24LT
21LT
11LT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sats / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday pm service introduced between Archway and Friern Barnet

13.04.49
MH
24RT
21RT
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri am peak/evenings/ Sats / Suns ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Fri mid-day / Sat until 1400) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -
LONDON BRIDGE STATION
( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat until 1400 / Suns)
Saturday pm service introduced between Archway and Friern Barnet
RT type introduced


11.10.50
MH
24RT
23RT
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri until 1900 / Sat until 1430 / Suns)
Sat evening service withdrawn

17.10.51
MH
24RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Fri until 1900 / Sat until 1430 / Suns)
Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation introduced.

13.02.52
MH
27RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Increased allocation MF


24.10.54
MH
27RT
23RT
9RT
 
J
--
--
2RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Most of Sunday only J allocation returned to MH.

04.05.55
MH
26RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
11RT

FRIERN BARNET ( Mon-Fri except late evenings/  Sat until 1730 / Suns ) - ARCHWAY ( Mon-Fri early evenings/ Sat until 1800 ) - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Fri until 1945 / Sat until 1530 / Suns)
Sunday Muswell Hill allocation withdrawn again.


30.04.58
MH
25RT
23RT
--
 
J
--
--
9RT

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

26.11.58
MH
23RT
13RT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall (Mon-Sat) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri finish 2030 - SAT finish 1430)
Sunday Route withdrawn - replaced between Highgate and London Bridge by revised Route 133.

08.11.61
MH
30RT
16RT
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri)
FRIERN BARNET Town Hall
- CITY ROAD Windsor Terrace (Sat after 1400- 1800) - LONDON BRIDGE (Sat before 1400)
Mon-Fri evening Route introduced - SAT afternoon Route introduced.
Route increased as part of trolleybus replacement program.

21.06.63
MH
30RM
16RM
--

Routemaster introduction.

23.01.66
MH
30RM
16RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - LONDON BRIDGE  (Mon-Fri/ Sat before 1400)
Saturday afternoon Route withdrawn between Angel and City Road.

07.09.68
MH
27RM
10RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Moorgate and London Bridge

Extract from 1968 allocation book which is for sale

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


16.01.71
MH
26RML
9RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
RML introduction.

26.01.75
MH
26DM
7DM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - ISLINGTON Angel (Sat after 1400- 1800) - FINSBURY SQUARE ( Mon-Fri evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except eenings / Sat before 1400)
Daimler Fleetlines England (crew) introduction

DM956 London Bridge

busmap.co.uk


28.10.78
MH101+
26DM
12DM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Mon-Sat through route introduced


04.09.82
MH101+
24RM
12RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Daimlers replaced by Routemasters.

23.04.83
FY31+
13RM
3RM
--
 
MH101+
11RM
10RM
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Finchley (FY) allocation introduced.

RM2049

RM2049 shows a short lived ultimate blind used for garage journeys to FY. I dont believe FINCHLEY GARAGE is shown on any other roue , normally NORTH FINCHLEY sufficed

busmap.co.uk


21.06.86
MH101+
23RML
11RML
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Finchley allocation withdrawn and Muswell Hill converted to RML operation.


14.07.87
MH101+
26M
13M
--

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

M679 Nags Head

busmap.co.uk


25.02.89
MH101+
26M
13M
--

COLNEY HATCH LANE Hampden Road - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Hampden Road and Friern Barnet because of a problem with parked cars on the Friern Barnet stand

02.09.89
MH101+
26M
13M
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Restored between Hampden Road and Friern Barnet .

T745 Muswell Hill

© Peter Horrex


28.10.89
MH101+
22T
12T
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Metrobus replaced by Leyland Titan


21.07.90
HT171+
22M
12M
--

FRIERN BARNET - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Muswell Hill garage closed - allocation transferred to Holloway (HT) and reverted to Metrobus operation.


02.02.91
HT171+
22M
11M
7M

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall ( Mon-Sat ) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY (Sun) -LIVERPOOL STREET (Sun except evenings) - FINSBURY SQUARE (Sun evenings) - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route re-introduced after 33 years - mostly replacing Route 263A which was withdrawn.

31.01.98
HT171+
27M
19M
9M

FRIERN BARNET Town Hall - LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday market hours diverted at Old Street Station via Shoreditch - Bishopsgate - Monument to London Bridge
Sunday extended from Muswell Hill to Friern Barnet and from Liverpool Street to London Bridge.

03.05.99
HT171+
27TP
20TP
10TP

Conversion to low floor double deck vehicles.

 

TP407 Islington High Street

 


13.03.04
HT171+
27VPL
22VPL
10VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE
Friern Barnet terminal changed to purpose built stand at Shapwick Close

 

TPL287 on the Sunday only section of route at Bishopsgate



06.11.04
HT171+
27VPL
22VPL
10VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday diversion via Old Street and Liverpool Street withdrawn.

07.11.04
HT171+
30VPL
22VPL
15VPL
 
HT841+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Start of new contract and 24 hour Route via daytime route commenced

HT Holloway inter mix their double deckers as seen here with VPL228 at Shapwick Close stand

© Ian Armstrong


10.11.07
HT171+
30VPL
22VPL
15VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
4VPL
4VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Enviro 400 appearances common from this date - due to loss of Route 24 contract.

TE676 London Bridge

© Ian Armstrong


06.02.10
HT171+
32VPL
23VPL
16VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract extended for two years

04.02.12
HT171+
34VPL
24VPL
17VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract renewal

VW1244

 

VW1244 Angel, Islington

© Peter Horrex


04.02.17
HT171+
35VPL
24VPL
17VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
7VPL
7VPL

FRIERN BARNET Library - LONDON BRIDGE ( 24/7 )
Contract extended for two years


30.09.17
HT171+
30VPL
24VPL
18VPL
Night Route
HT841+
4VPL
6VPL
6VPL

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Night service reduced

02.02.19
HT171+
32TE
24TE
18TE
Night Route
HT841+
4TE
4TE
4TE

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Contract renewal with new electric buses to  be introduced later in the year

01.07.19
HT171+
32BDE
24BDE
18BDE
Night Route
HT841+
4TE
6TE
6TE

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
Start date of gradual conversion to BDE type

BDE2621 Moorgate

© Samuel Letsu


28.08.21
HT171+
26BDE
24BDE
18BDE
Night Route
HT841+
4TE
5TE
5TE

FRIERN BARNET  -  LONDON BRIDGE
PVR Reduction

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Current Blind



43

 

Garages

FY Finchley
Changeover point at garage

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point Hampden Road

HT Holloway
Changeover point Upper Holloway Station

J Holloway
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point London Bridge Station

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

2018 Map

Central section click here

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

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 07.12.21