Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AE
8STL
6STL
--


HENDON CENTRAL STATION - Watford Way - MILL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
Route had previously been numbered 214

taken from 1934 map
Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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30.01.35
AE
8STL
6STL
6STL
 
W
3LT
3LT
--

HENDON CENTRAL STATION - Watford Way - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - Edgware - Canons Park Station - CANONS PARK Honeypot Lane
Extended from Mill Hill to Canons Park
Sunday service introduced
Mon-Sat Cricklewood (W) introduced

17.04.35
AE
8STL
8STL
--
 
W
3LT
3LT
6LT

Sunday Hendon (AE) replaced by Cricklewood (W)

02.10.35
AE
6STL
9STL
1ST
--
 
W
6LT+
2LT/2
5LT
    2LT/2    

HENDON CENTRAL - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri / Suns ) - CANONS PARK ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats )
Withdrawn between Edgware and Canons Park outside Mon-Fri peaks and Suns

08.04.36
AE
6STL
9STL
1ST
--
 
W
6LT+
3LT/2
5LT
    2LT/2    

HENDON CENTRAL - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri ) - CANONS PARK ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats / Suns)
Sunday extended from Edgware to Canons Park

04.11.36
AE
7STL
9STL
1ST
--
 
W
6LT+
3LT/2
--
    2LT/2    

HENDON CENTRAL - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri ) - CANONS PARK ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats)
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by extending Route 121 from Hendon Central to Canons Park

20.10.37
AE
6STD
10STD
--
 
W
8STL+
3STL/2
--
    2LT/2    

HENDON CENTRAL - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri ) - CANONS PARK St Andrew's Drive ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats)
Extended in Canons Park from Honeypot Lane to St Andrew's Drive

18.10.39
AE
18STD
18STD
12STD

OXFORD CIRCUS - Baker Street - St John's Wood - Finchley Road Stn - Hendon Way - Hendon Central - Watford Way - Mill Hill Broadway - Hale Lane - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri / Sun ) - Canons Park Station - CANONS PARK St Andrew's Drive ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats)
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL - OXFORD CIRCUS ( odd journeys )
Extended from Hendon Central to Oxford Circus partly replacing Route 121 which was withdrawn
Sunday service introduced which partly replaced Sunday only Route 3A  which was withdrawn

10.04.40
AE
21STD
18STD
12STD

Rerouted at Mill Hill via Apex Corner and Edgwarebury Lane instead of Hale Lane

07.11.40
AE
22STD
15STD
12STD
   
9PROV
9PROV
 

OXFORD CIRCUS - - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri / Sun ) - CANONS PARK St Andrew's Drive ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats)
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat journeys )
EXPRESS : OXFORD CIRCUS - MILL HILLL ( Mon-Sat peaks)
Express service introduced

19.02.41
AE
24STD
19STD
13STD

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Withdrawn between Edgware and Canons Park - this section replaced by Route 18
Express service withdrawn

25.10.44
AE
18STD
6ST
23STD
13STD

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Daily journeys )
Additional service introduced on Sundays

02.05.45
AE
23STD
6ST
26STD
3ST
16STD

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Additional service withdrawn on Sundays

10.10.45
AE
35STD
29STD
16STD

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat journeys )
ST type withdrawn

Taken from February 1946 Red Book

14.05.52
AE
34STD
20STD
9RT
20RT

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
RT type introduced.

1952 first and last times
Taken from 1952 Red Book
19.05.54
AE
34RT
26RT
20RT

OXFORD CIRCUS - EDGWARE STN
STD type withdrawn in favour of RT

30.04.58
AE
32RT
27RT
15RT

OXFORD CIRCUS
- EDGWARE STN
Additional service MILL HILL Station Road - HENDON CENTRAL ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat journeys )

1958 first and last times
Taken from April 1958 Red Book
18.12.62
AE
28RT
21RT
8RM

Sunday Routemaster operation introduced.

01.09.66
AE
22RM
11RM
6RM

Daily Routemaster operation introduced.

19.07.69
AE
22RM
11RM
4RM

EDGWARE STN - SWISS COTTAGE (Suns) - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Swiss Cottage and Oxford Circus.

24.07.72
AE
19RM
10RM
4RM


04.01.75
AE
19RM
10RM
6RM

EDGWARE STN - OXFORD CIRCUS
Sunday re-instated between Swiss Cottage and Oxford Circus.

31.01.76
AE1+
19RM
10RM
6RM

EDGWARE STN - OXFORD CIRCUS
Additonal service (Mon-Sat jnys) EDGWARE STN - BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre

RM269

RM269 Edgware Station

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28.02.76
AE1+
19RML
10RML
6RML

EDGWARE STN - OXFORD CIRCUS
RML type introduced.

17.05.80
AE1+
21RML
18RML
8RML

Note the inclusion of 140 garage journeys

02.11.85
AE1+
16RML
11RML
8RML

EDGWARE (Mon-Fri peaks & evgs/Sat evgs/Suns) - MILL HILL Apex Corner ( Mon-Sat ) - OXFORD CIRCUS
Service between Mill Hill and Edgware restricted as above and Brent Cross shopping centre journeys withdrawn - replaced by 186 extension from Edgware to Brent Cross.

RML2595 Edgware

Traditional red London Bus RML2595 stands next to a newcomer to the London scene at Edgware Station

 


25.10.86
AE1+
20M
15M
9M

EDGWARE STN - OXFORD CIRCUS
Converted to one man double deck.

M440 (AE) OXFORD STREET Selfridges

M440 OXFORD STREET Selfridges

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06.06.87
EW201+
21M
19M
11M

EDGWARE STN - OXFORD CIRCUS
Hendon (AE) closes - allocation transferred to Edgware (EW)

06.03.93
W711+
19M
15M
9M

Edgware (EW) allocation transferred to Cricklewood (W)

02.10.93
W711+
19LN
18LN
12LN

Single Deck operation commenced

LN11 St Johns Wood

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11.10.97
W711+
19M
18M
12M

Reverted to Metrobus operation.

 

DLD51 subs for a Metrobus

 


05.12.98
EW711+
19M
18M
9M

Re-allocated to Edgware (EW) garage.

10.01
EW101+
18PVL
16PVL
8PVL

vpl209 Edgware High Sreet

 

VPL209 approaches the Station in Edgware - the running number plate now placed in the windscreen

 


02.04.05
EW101+
19PVL
16PVL
8PVL

New contract commenced - retained by Metroline (EW)

TPL225 John Princes Street

TPL225 John Princes Street

 


07.11.09
EW101+
18TE
15TE
8TE

EDGWARE STATION - MARBLE ARCH
Diverted at Selfridges to Marble Arch instead of Oxford Circus

 

TE828 parked on the Edgware stand blinded for the southbound journey

 


03.04.10
EW101+
18TE
15TE
8TE

Contract extended for two years

31.03.12
EW101+
18TE
15TE
8TE

Contract renewal - night service added - Oxford Circus and then 13 to Trafalgar Square but numbered N113

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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Click map to enlarge

01.04.17
EW101+
28TEH
23TEH
14TEH

EDGWARE  -- OXFORD CIRCUS
Diverted at Selfridges to Oxford Circus
Contract renewal with frequency increase to partly compensate for loss of Route 82

The TEH type became available when Route 139 was reassigned to London Sovereign. TEH1237 at Baker Street resuming the traditional terminal in Central London

28.08.21
EW101+
23TEH
19TEH
14TEH

EDGWARE  -- MARBLE ARCH
Diverted at Selfridges to Marble Arch

Operating Garages

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Station.

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Cricklewood Lane ?

AE Hendon
Changeover point Hendon Central

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Friday, 24.09.21