Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
14.06.44
HW
17G
17G
9G

HANWELL GARAGE - Greenford Road - Greenford - Sudbury Hill Stn - Sudbury - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks/Suns)
Prior to this date the route was numbered 18C
Joint allocation with Route 92A.

13.02.46
HW
17B
17B
9B

HANWELL GARAGE - Greenford Road - Greenford - Sudbury Hill Stn - Sudbury - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks/Suns)
Converted to Bristol B type


Extracted from June 1946 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

13.04.49
HW
9B
8STD
15B
8STD
4B
8STD

STD type introduced


26.10.49
HW
17STL
11STL
12RTW
12RTW

HANWELL GARAGE - Greenford Road - Greenford - Sudbury Hill Stn - Sudbury - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks/Suns)
RTW type introduced at weekends

11.10.50
HW
19RTW
23RTW
12RTW

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool
HANWELL GARAGE renamed SOUTHALL GARAGE to avoid confusion with the trolleybus depot with the same name

STL type withdrawn in favour of RTW.

02.05.51
HW
9RTW
12RTW
12RTW
 
ON
10RTW
12RTW
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool
Mon-Sat Alperton (ON) allocation introduced.

17.10.51
HW
9RT
12RT
12RT
 
ON
10RT
11RT
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool
RTW type withdrawn in favour of RT.

13.01.52
HW
9RT
11RT
6RT
 
ON
10RT
12RT
6RT

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool
Sunday Alperton (ON) allocation introduced

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

The Sunday times have been crossed out in readiness for November changes

26.11.58
HW
8RT
---
--
 
ON
8RT
16RT
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks)
Sunday Route re-routed at Wembley to Preston Road Station and re-numbered 92B.
Saturday Southall (HW) allocation withdrawn.

 

 

RT1637 complete with 3 line UPPER CASE blind at Empire Pool

 


27.01.65
HW
8RT
---
--
 
ON
9RT
10RT
--


03.10.65
HW
10RT
5RT
--
 
ON
6RT
5RT
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks)
Saturday Southall (HW) allocation re-introduced.

07.09.68
HW
10RT
4RT
--
 
ON
7RT
5RT
--


25.10.69
HW
10RT
4RT
3RT
 
ON
7RT
5RT
--


SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat except peaks / Suns)
Sunday Route re-introduced - 92B withdrawn.


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

15.05.71
HW
9SMS
7SMS
3SMS
 
ON
6SMS
4SMS
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Sat peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Sat peaks)
Mon-Sat peaks extended in Wembley to Trading Estate to replace Route 92A journeys
CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.


06.01.73
HW
9SMS
7SMS
3SMS
 
ON
6SMS
4SMS
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE  -  Greenford  -  Greenford Station  -  Sudbury Hill  -  Sudbury - WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( except Mon-Sat peaks ) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Diverted in Greenford via Oldfield Lane in order to serve Greenford Station


27.10.73
HW
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS
 
ON
6DMS
4DMS
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE  -- WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( except Mon-Sat peaks ) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Converted to Double Deck operation

DMS725 Greenford Red Lion

© Clive A Brown


03.03.74
HW
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS
 
ON
6DMS
4DMS
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY MARKET (Sunday market hours)
Sunday Route introduced to Wembley Market.

24.04.76
HW
9DMS
6DMS
4DMS
 
ON
6DMS
4DMS
--

SOUTHALL GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route to Wembley Market withdrawn

31.03.79
HW1+
10DMS
9DMS
5DMS
 
ON81+
3DMS
4DMS
--

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended at Southall to Ealing Hospital.

23.09.79
HW1+
10M
9M
5M
 
ON81+
3DMS
4DMS
--

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks)
Southall (HW) allocation converted to Metrobus operation

24.10.80
HW1+
10M
9M
5M
 
ON81+
3M
4M
--

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (except Mon-Fri peaks) or WEMBLEY Trading Estate (Mon-Fri peaks)
Alperton (ON) allocation converted to Metrobus operation.

23.01.82
HW1+
10M
9M
5M
 
ON81+
4M
4M
--

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( Sundays )  -  WEMBLEY Trading Estate ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat Route revised at Wembley to operate all day to Trading Estate and re-routed at Wembley Complex Station via The Arena. Empire Way - Engineers Way and First Way to South Way.

23.01.83
HW1+
13M
10M
9M

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( Sundays )  -  WEMBLEY Trading Estate ( Mon-Sat )
Alperton (ON) allocation withdrawn.

09.08.86
HL141+
7M
6M
5M
 
ON81+
6M
4M
3M

Daily Alperton (ON) allocation re-introduced. Southall Garage closed - allocation transferred to Hanwell (HL).

06.06.87
HL141+
6M
6M
4M
 
ON81+
6M
5M
3M

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY ARENA (MS late evgs/Suns) - Wembley Trading Estate - Great Central Way - NEASDEN Tesco (MS except late eves)

Mon-Sat except evenings extended from Wembley Trading Estate to NEASDEN Tesco via Great Central Way

21.11.87
ON81+
11M
10M
6M

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY ARENA (Mon-sat evgs / Sundays )  - NEASDEN Tesco ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Hanwell (HL) allocation withdrawn.

10.11.90
LB81+
12ON
9ON
6ON
Contract reassigned

EALING HOSPITAL - WEMBLEY Empire Pool ( Sundays )  -  WEMBLEY Trading Estate ( Mon-Sat ) 
Operation transferred to London Buslines using Leyland Olympians.

 

 

LN45 Ealing Hospital with the unusual destination
NEASDEN TESCO & Drury Way

 


24.07.93
LB81+
12ON
9ON
6ON

EALING HOSPITAL - NEASDEN Tescos (MS eves/Suns) - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Mon-Sat evenings and Sundays extended from Wembley Arena and further extended
Mon-Sat daytime to ST RAPHAELS ESTATE - Drury Way

 

 

NV905 performing Sudbury to Greenford shorts

 


13.09.97
ON
12M
9M
7M
New contract

EALING HOSPITAL - NEASDEN Tescos (MS eves/Suns) - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way   ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Operation transferred within Firstbus to CentreWest (ON) marketed as Challenger



05.12.98
ON
17DML
11DML
9DML

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Extended at all times from Neaden Tesco to St Raphaels Estate.
Frequencies increased and converted to low floor single deck operation.

 

DML255 Greenford Station

 


15.11.03
ON
18VNW
14VNW
11VNW

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Start of phased conversion to low floor double deck operation.

 

 

VNW32342 Ealing Hospital

 


15.11.08
ON
18VNW
18VNW
13VNW

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Weekend frequency increase

07.11.09
ON
18VNZ
18VNZ
13VNZ

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way|
Gemini bodied VN type partly introduced to Route


13.11.10
G
18VNZ
17VNZ
13VNZ

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Contract renewal and allocation moved to Greenford (G ) taking the place of Route 195 which moved to Hayes (HS)

 

 

The route gained new buses Oct. 2012 DN33601 seen here at Ealing Hospital

 


22.06.13
G51+
18DN
17DN
13DN
logo Contract reassigned

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Contract novated to Metroline West Ltd - operating arrangement remains the same

TE1990

 

TE1990 approaches Ealing Hospital

 


14.11.15
G
18TE
18TE
13TE

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Contract renewal

VW1835

VW1835 at Brent Park

© ultradude973

 


14.11.20
G
18TE
18TE
14TE

EALING HOSPITAL - ST RAPHAELS ESTATE Drury Way
Contract renewal

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Live visual


 

 

Operating Garages

ON Alperton
Changeover point Railway Hotel - Wembley.

HW Southall
Changeover point at garage.

HL Hanwell
Changeover point at garage.

LW London Bus Lines
Changeover point at Ealing Hospital

G Greenford
Changeover point outside depot

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 08.07.21