Route History

08.01.72
CF51+
9RM
4RM
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - Prince of Wales Road - Kentish Town - Kings Cross - Grays Inn Road - Holborn Circus - FARRINGDON STREET ( Mon-Sat )
NEW CREW ROUTE TO REPLACE LOST SECTION OF Route 45

Taken from scanned 1972 map
17.06.72
CF1+
10DMS
5DMS
3DMS

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - KINGS CROSS (Suns) - FARRINGDON STREET ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to double deck One Person Operation.
Sunday servce introduced - replacing withdrawn section of Route 63
between Kings Cross & Hampstead Heath


DMS355 South End Green

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15,05,76
CF1+
10DMS
5DMS
4DMS

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - KINGS CROSS (Suns) - FARRINGDON STREET ( Mon-Sat )
Revised Sunday schedule

04.09.82
CF51+
12DMS
6DMS
3DMS

KENSAL RISE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - West Kilburn - Shirland Road - Warwick Avenue - Finchley Road - SWISS COTTAGE (Suns) College Crescent - Buckland Crescent - Belsize Park - Belsize Avenue - Haverstock Hill - Pond Street - South End Green - KINGS CROSS - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat early jnys)
Extended from Hampstead Heath to Swiss Cottage and further extended Mon-Sat to Kensal Rise Station.
Withdrawn Mon-Fri normal hours and Saturdays between Kings Cross and Farringdon Street except for Sat early journeys.

29.01.83
CF51+
12DMS
6DMS
3DMS

KENSAL RISE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SWISS COTTAGE (Suns) - KINGS CROSS - - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri )
Mon-Fri normal hours extended from Kings Cross to Farringdon Street.

30.08.84
CF51+
12M
6M
3M

Converted from DMS to M type.

27.10.84
CF51+
10M
5M
3M

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - SWISS COTTAGE - (Mon-Sat evenings/Suns) - KINGS CROSS - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Warwick Avenue and Kensal Rise outside Mon-Fri peaks and Saturdays and further withdrawn MS evenings between Swiss Cottage and Warwick Avenue.

M1071 Hampstead High Street

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23.08.86
CF51+
10T
5T
3T

Converted from M to T type.

25.10.86
CF51+
10T
5T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - SWISS COTTAGE STATION
(Mon-Sat evenings) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

26.03.88
CF51+
8T
4T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - - WARWICK AVENUE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Sat evenings extended from Swiss Cottage to Warwick Avenue.

01.04.89
CF51+
8T
4T
--
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

T510 South End Green seen working a garage journey

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22.09.90
CF51+
8T
4T
--

KENSAL RISE STN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - WARWICK AVENUE STN (Mon-Sat evenings) - KINGS CROSS ( Mon-Sat ) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise normal hours Mon-Sat.


16.11.91
CF51+
8SR/2MA
5SR
--

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to Midibus.
Extended evenings Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise.

Stands and turning points at this time


SR7 Kings Cross

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05.09.92
CF51+
10DRL
6DRL
--

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to Dart operation

31.03.93
HT341+
10DRL
6DRL
--

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Chalk Farm (CF) allocation transferred to Holloway (HT)

04.12.93
HT341+
10DRL
8DRL
8DRL

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Sunday service reinstated

Service from Kings Cross to Farrindon Street introdcued Mon-Fri daytime

DRL34 Finchley Road, February 1994

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26.10.94
HT341+
10DRL
8DRL
8DRL
London Northern purchased by MTL

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
New operator

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.04.96
NA11+
11DRL
11DRL
7DRL

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
HT allocation moved to North Acton (NA)

28.03.98
HT
11DRL
8DRL
10DRL

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
NA allocation moved back to Holloway (HT)

30.05.98
NA11+
11DC
11DC
9DC

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
HT allocation moved to North Acton (NA)

03.07.98
NA11+
10DC
10DC
7DC
MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
New operator


04.09.99
NA11+
11MM
11MM
9MM

KENSAL RISE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Type change to larger singe deckers.

 

 

MM276 at Warwick Avenue still waiting for the Metroline logo to be applied

 

 


29.04.00
NA11+
11MM
12MM
8MM

WARWICK AVENUE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings/Sundays) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Start of new contract
Withdrawn between Warwick Avenue and Kensal Rise.
Satuday extended from Kings Cross to Farringdon Street ( except evenings )

MM261 Warwick Avenue

23.09.00
HR101+
13MM
12MM
8MM

WARWICK AVENUE STN - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings/Sundays) - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri except evenings)
NA   allocation moved to Harlesden (HR)

31.08.02
PR101+
19DL
18DL
12DL

WARWICK AVENUE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Extended from Kings Cross to Farringdon Street at all times

 

DL75 Warwick Avenue - seen with the mistaken garage code NW

 


02.04.05
KX151+
15DC
14DC
11DC

WARWICK AVENUE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Allocation transferred from Park Royal (PR) to Kings Cross (KX)

DC221 Stonecutter Street
27.01.07
KX151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

LANCASTER GATE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Extended from Warwick Avenue Stn via Warwick Avenue - Bishops Bridge Road - Eastbourne Terrace - Craven Road - Westbourne Terrace to Lancaster Gate Station returning via Lancaster Terrace - Sussex Gardens - Spring Street - Eastbourne Terrace - and then as outward

 

DLD694 Swiss Cottage

 


01.05.10
KX151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

LANCASTER GATE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Contract renewal

DLD124 Hampstead High Street

10.07.10
KC151+
17DLD
16DLD
12DLD

LANCASTER GATE STN - FARRINGDON STREET
Kings Cross (KX) closed - moved to new garage Kings Cross (KC)

16.02.13
KC151+
18DE
16DE
12DE

LANCASTER GATE STN - Paddington - Hampstead - Camden Town - King's Cross - Holborn - ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL
Lancaster Gate Station - Lancaster Terrace - Sussex Gardens - Spring Street - Westbourne Terrace (for Paddington Station) - Bishop's Bridge Road - Harrow Road - Warwick Avenue - Warwick Avenue Station - Clifton Gardens - Clifton Road - Maida Vale - Hall Road - Circus Road - Wellington Road - St John's Wood Station - Finchley Road - Swiss Cottage Station - College Crescent - Fitzjohn's Avenue - Heath Street - Hampstead Station - Hampstead High Street - Rosslyn Hill - Pond Street - Royal Free Hospital - Pond Street - Hampstead Heath South End Green (for Station) - Constantine Road - Agincourt Road - Southampton Road - Malden Road - Prince of Wales Road - Kentish Town Road - Camden Street (junction with Camden Road for Camden Town Station and Camden Road Station) - Camden Street - Crowndale Road - Pancras Road - Midland Road - St Pancras Station - Euston Road - King's Cross Station - Pentonville Road - King's Cross Road - Acton Street - Gray's Inn Road - Chancery Lane Station - Holborn - Holborn Circus - Holborn Viaduct - City Thameslink Station - Holborn Viaduct - Newgate Street - Giltspur Street -
St Bartholomew's Hospita

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Holborn - King's Cross - Camden Town - Hampstead - Paddington - LANCASTER GATE STN
St Bartholomew's Hospital - Giltspur Street - Newgate Street - Holborn Viaduct - City Thameslink Station - Holborn Viaduct - Holborn Circus - Holborn - Gray's Inn Road - Kings Cross Station (for St Pancras Station) - Euston Road - Pancras Road - Royal College Street - Camden Road Station (for Camden Town Station) - Royal College Street - Kentish Town Road - Prince of Wales Road - Malden Road - Southampton Road - Fleet Road - Hampstead Heath South End Green (for Station) - Pond Street - Royal Free Hospital - Pond Street - Rosslyn Hill - Hampstead High Street - Hampstead Station - Heath Street - Fitzjohn's Avenue - College Crescent - Swiss Cottage Station - Avenue Road - Adelaide Road - Finchley Road - St John's Wood Station - Wellington Road - Circus Road - Hall Road - Maida Vale - Clifton Road - Clifton Gardens - Warwick Avenue Station - Warwick Avenue - Harrow Road - Bishop's Bridge Road - Eastbourne Terrace - Cleveland Terrace - Westbourne Terrace (for Paddington Station) - Sussex Gardens - Westbourne Street - Lancaster Gate Station
Withdrawn between Holborn Circus and Stonecutter Street - diverted instead via Holborn Viaduct to ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL

 

DE1318 Kings Cross Station

 

02.05.15
KC151+
19DE
17DE
13DE

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Holborn - King's Cross - Camden Town - Hampstead - Paddington - LANCASTER GATE STN
Contract extended for two years

Taken from 2017 map drawn by Mike Harris
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23.06.18
HT351+
19DE
17DE
15DE

ST BARTHOLEMEW'S HOSPITAL  -  LANCASTER GATE
Contract renewal with new electric single deck buses eventually
Allocation moved to Holloway (HT)

02.10..18
HT351+
19BEL
17BEL
15BEL

ST BARTHOLEMEW'S HOSPITAL  -  LANCASTER GATE
Electric buses introduced

BEL2522

© Bernard Fahey

02.10..18
HT351+
19BEL
17BEL
14BEL

ST BARTHOLEMEW'S HOSPITAL  - PADDINGTON
Withdrawn between Paddington and Lancaster Gate

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Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Prince of Wales Road
/ Harmood Street

HT Holloway from June 2018
Changeover point GOSPEL OAK Mansfield Road

NA North Acton
Changeover point ?

HR Harlesden (Park Royal (PR)
Changeover point ?

KX Kings Cross
Changeover point Copenhagen Street / York Way

KC Kings Cross
Changeover point Pancras Road - Old St Pancras Church
 

Current Map

Taken from map 38B February 2021
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© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 13.04.21