Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.10.37
MH
5LT
3LT
3LT

NORTH FINCHLEY Tally Ho Corner - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
New route

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
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21.07.48
MH
6STL
6STL
3LT
5STL

WOODSIDE PARK Clissbury Ring (Mon-Fri exc peaks/Sat/Sun) Nether Street - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri peaks) - SOUTHGATE STATION

 

How it used to be ! London transport RT1121 Southgate 1949.

© Lloyd Rich

London transport RT1121 takes on a group of ypung school children whilst on route 125 in Southgate sometime in 1949


21.06.50
MH
7RT
11RT
6RT

WOODSIDE PARK - SOUTHGATE
Extended from North Finchley to Woodside Park at all times.
Converted to RT operation.

28.11.51
MH
10RT
14RT
8RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - Hendon - Lullington Garth - Woodside Park - North Finchley - Whetstone - Osidge Lane - Chase Side - SOUTHGATE STATION
Extended from Woodside Park to Golders Green via Hendon.

Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

06.10.54
MH
11RT
14RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN - SOUTHGATE - Winchmore Hill Road - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks/Sat & Sun afts)
Extended from Southgate to Highlands Hospital at selected times.

30.04.58
MH
11RT
11RT
8RT

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

26.11.58
MH
11RT
11RT
9RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - WOODSIDE PARK (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between Woodside Park and Golders Green but extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill.

12.10.60
MH
11RT
11RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between North Finchley and Woodside Park.

08.11.61
FY
11RT
11RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Sat peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Allocation transferred to Finchley (FY)

09.10.63
FY
11RT
7RT
5RT

GOLDERS GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Sun) - SOUTHGATE STN - ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)

23.01.66
FY
9RT
5RT
4RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - SOUTHGATE ( Mon-Sat ) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (MS peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Mon-Fri evgs and Saturdays withdrawn between
North Finchley and Golders Green.

RT542 Finchley Garage

RT542 Finchley Garage

© jim Blake


31.12.66
FY
9RT
--
3RT

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sun) - SOUTHGATE (Mon-Fri) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri peaks) - WINCHMORE HILL (Suns)
Saturday service diverted at Southgate to Oakwood and renumbered 125A.

16.01.71
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat/Sun) - WINCHMORE HILL Station Road
Saturday service re-instated and extended from Southgate to Winchmore Hill at all times.
Converted to single deck Swift OPO.

 

SMS266 parked outside FY Garage

© David Bowker


17.04.71
FY
10SMS
6SMS
3SMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri withdrawn outside peaks between North Finchley and Golders Green

1975
During peak hours Crouch End Coaches helped out at peak hours due to a lot of vehicle shortages


01.11.75
FY
10SMS
5SMS
3DMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Sunday converted to Daimler double deck operation.

SMS669

SMS669 Winchmore Hill

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03.12.77
FY71+
10DMS
6DMS
3DMS

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Sat converted to Daimler double deck operation.

28.10.78
FY71+
6DMS
7DMS
3DMS

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Golders Green.

31.03.79
FY71+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

HENDON Bell (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Mon-Fri peaks extended from North Finchley to Hendon.

DMS1564

DMS1564 Southgate

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27.09.80
FY71+
8M
7M
3M

HENDON Bell (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Converted to Metrobus operation.

04.09.82
FY71+
6M
5M
3M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL
Withdrawn between North Finchley and Hendon.

12.04.86
FY71+
6M
6M
4M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD TOWN (Suns)
Sunday extended from Winchmore Hill to Enfield Town

Stands and turning points for this date

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14.11.87
GG51+
6AN
6AN
3AN

NORTH FINCHLEY - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD TOWN (Suns)
Operation transferred to Grey Green.

497

Grey Grenn 497 High Road, Finchley

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23.06.90
GG
6S/M
6S/M
6S/M

NORTH FINCHLEY - Whetstone - Southgate - Highlands Hospital - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Sunday rerouted to double run via Winchmore Hill Station Road.

GREY GREEN 111

Grey Green 111 Southgate

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02.02.91
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - Ballards lane - North Finchley - WINCHMORE HILL ( Mon-Sat ) - ENFIELD (Suns)
Daily extended from North finchley to Finchley Central Stn via Route 13

01.02.92
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY CENTRAL STN - WINCHMORE HILL.
Sunday service withdrawn between Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.

27.04.92
SH51+
7S/M
7S/M
3S/M

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Revised terminal working at Finchley Central

31.01.98
AD51+
7VA
7VA
3VA

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Contract transferred within Arriva to London North (AD)

Grey Green VA125

01.06.02
EC121+
9M
9M
4M

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation transferred from Palmers Preen (AD) to Edmonton (EC)

M1312 Southgate Station

05.04.03
EC121+
9DLP
9DLP
4DLP

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

DLP 81 Whetstone

19.07.03
E21+
14DLP
13DLP
8DLP

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation transferred from Edmonton (EC) to Enfield (E).
This replaced the 149 allocation which went to Stamford Hill (SF)


01.04.06
AD1+
13DLA
13DLA
8DLA

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation moved from Enfield (E) to Palmers Green (AD)

30.01.10
AD1+
12VLW+
13VLW
8VLW
    2/629
1/634
   

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Contract renewal with Arriva London North

VLW58 Finchley Central
VLW58 Finchley Central

01.03.14
EC1+
13DLA+
14DLA
9DLA
    2/629
   

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane - WINCHMORE HILL
Allocation moved to Edmonton (EC) but using Palmers Green (AD) drivers

DLA358 Whetstone DLA358 Whetstone

31.01.15
PB101+
13TE
14TE
9TE
Contract reassigned to Metroline

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Station Road

07.01.17
PB101+
13VWH
14VWH
9VWH

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Hedge Lane
Temporary extension from Station Road to Hedge Lane Winchmore Hill

VWH2053 seen at Finchley Central

© Samuel Letsu


12.05.17
PB101+
13VWH
14VWH
9VWH

FINCHLEY Hendon Lane  -  WINCHMORE HILL Station Road
Extension withdrawn , route back to normal

TE1082 at Grange Park, Old Park Ridings

© Samuel Letsu


25.05.19
PB101+
17VWH
18VWH
9VWH

Winchmore Hill Green Lanes/Station Road - Green Lanes - Green Dragon Lane - Eversley Park Road - Winchmore Hill Road - Southgate Circus - High Street - Southgate Station - Station Parade - Chase Side - Osidge Lane - Hampden Square - Osidge Lane - Brunswick Park Road - Russell Lane - Oakleigh Road North - High Road Whetstone - High Road North Finchley - Nether Street - North Finchley Bus Station - Ballards Lane - Finchley Central Station - Regents Park Road - Hendon Lane - Finchley Lane - Hendon - The Quadrant - Church Road - Church End - Greyhound Hill - Aerodrome Road - Colindale Avenue - Colindale Station
Extended from Finchley Central to Colindale Station

 

VMH2534 Winchmore Hill

© Samuel Letsu

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Operating Garages

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point North Finchley

FY Finchley
Changeover point Finchley Garage

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point Winchmore Hill
1987-1988 Southgate but driver would board bus at Southgate and take over at Winchmore Hill where existing driver would finish or travel back to Southgate for his/her break.

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point at garage buses running out of service from Winchmore Hill

E Enfield
Changeover point at garage,

EC Edmonton
Changeover point at AD Garage before 2000 and at EC all day Sunday after 2000 Mon-Sat

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at North Finchley  Bus Station s/b or Ballards Lane n/b

2019 Map

Taken from 2019 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

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