Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
EW
11ST
11ST
9ST
 
HD
3ST
3ST
7ST

WATFORD JUNCTION  - Bushey - Bushey Heath - Stanmore - Canons Corner - Edgware - Burnt Oak - Colindale - West Hendon - Cricklewood - Kilburn - KILBURN PARK STATION ( Daily )

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

05.06.35
EW
11ST
11ST
10ST
 
HD
5ST
8ST
7ST
 
W
--
--
6LT

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  KILBURN PARK STN 
Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation introduced

03.08.35
EW
11ST
11ST
9ST
 
HD
5ST
8ST
7ST

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  KILBURN PARK STN 
Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn

27.05.36
EW
11ST
11ST
9ST
 
HD
5ST
8ST
7ST
 
W
--
--
6LT

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  KILBURN PARK STN
Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation reintroduced

05.08.36
EW
11ST
11ST
9ST
 
HD
5ST
8ST
7ST

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  KILBURN PARK STN 
Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn

22.11.39
AE
--
--
9STD
 
EW
12STL
15STL
--
 
HD
5STL
8STL
8STL

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Daily ) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except evenings )
Withdrawn evenings between Edgware and KIlburn
Sunday Edgware (EW) allocation replaced by Hendon (AE) allocation

07.02.40
AE
--
--
9STD
 
EW
12STL
15STL
--
 
HD
5STL
8STL
8STL

WATFORD JUNCTION - -KILBURN PARK STATION
Reinstated evenings between Edgware and KIlburn

20.11.40
AE
--
--
9STD
 
EW
12STL
15STL
--
 
HD
5STL
8STL
8STL

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Withdrawn Mon-Fri evenings between Edgware and KIlburn

11.06.41
AE
--
--
13STD
 
EW
17STL
20STL
4STL

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Harrow Weald (HD) allocation withdrawn

21.04.43
AE
--
--
17STD
 
EW
20STL
17STL
--
 
W
--
3STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn
Saturday Cricklewood (W) introduced

05.05.43
AE
--
--
17STD
 
EW
20STL
17STL
--
 
W
--
3STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION
( Mon-Sat / Sun pm ) - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - WEST HENDON Station Road  ( Sunday am )  -  KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday am withdrawn between West Hendon and Watford

29.12.43
AE
--
--
17STD
 
EW
23STL
20STL
3STL
 
W
--
3STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm ) - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - WEST HENDON Station Road  ( Sunday am )  -  KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday Edgware (EW) reintroduced

25.10.44
AE
--
--
22STD
 
EW
22STL
15STL
--
 
W
--
6STL+
--
      1STL/2  

WATFORD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm ) - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri evenings) - WEST HENDON Station Road  ( Sunday am )  -  KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn

02.05.45
AE
--
--
21STD
 
EW
21STL
15STL
3STL
 
W
--
7STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm ) - EDGWARE STN ( Mon-Fri evenings) - WEST HENDON Station Road  ( Sunday am )  -  KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday Edgware (EW) reintroduced

15.07.45
AE
--
--
21STD
 
EW
21STL
15STL
3STL
 
W
--
7STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sun am reinstated between West Hendon and Watford

29.09.45
AE
--
--
21STD
 
EW
21STL
15STL
--
 
W
--
11STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )
Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn

26.10.49
AE
--
--
11STD
 
EW
21STL
15STL
--
     
+ 1STL /141
 
 
W
--
12STL
10STL
     
+ 1STL / 60
 

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings ) 
Part of Sunday (AE) allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

03.05.50
AE
--
--
21STD
 
EW
21RTW
8RTW
8STL
--
 
W
--
12STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings ) 
Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation transferred to Hendon (AE).
Edgware (EW) converted to RTW operation.

11.10.50
AE
--
--
11STD
 
EW
21RTW
8RTW/7STL
--
 
W
--
12STL
10RT

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings ) 
Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation re-instated.

02.05.51
AE
--
--
16STD
 
EW
21RTW
16RTW
5RTL
 
W
--
12STL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )  
Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn but Sunday Edgware (EW) allocation introduced.

17.10.51
AE
--
--
11STD
 
EW
21RTW
16RTW
5RTW
 
W
--
12RT
5RT

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings )  
Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation re-introduced  plus type changes as above.

14.05.52
AE
--
--
12RT
 
EW
21RT
10RT
9RT
 
W
--
18RT
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STATION ( Mon-Fri evenings) - KILBURN PARK STATION ( except Mon-Fri evenings ) 
Sunday Cricklewood (W) withdrawn and route converted wholly to RT type.

22.10.52
EW
21RT
10RT
14RT
 
W
--
18RT
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE (Mon-Fri evgs/Suns) - KILBURN PARK (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sats)
Sunday withdrawn between Edgware and Kilburn thus Hendon (AE) allocation withdrawn.

1957 Farechart

30.04.58
EW
20RT
7RT
7RT
 
W
--
19RT
--

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
03.01.62
EW
17RT
4RT
8RT
 
W
7RT
22RT
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - KILBURN PARK STN
Extended from Edgware to Kilburn at all times - (part of trolleybus replacement program)

17.05.63
EW
17RT
11RT
7RT
 
W
7RTL
15RTL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - KILBURN PARK STN
RT type at Cricklewood (W) replaced by RTL.

09.10.63
EW
17RT
6RT
4RT
 
W
7RT
14RTL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE (Suns) - KILBURN PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Edgware and Kilburn Park Stn.

27.01.65
EW
19RT
6RT
3RT
 
W
--
14RTL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE (Suns) - KILBURN PARK (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn.

 

RT3955 shares the stand at Edgware Station with an RT on Sunday Route 107A

 

Taken from Alterations ( no.1 ) Booklet dated 18 November 1964
23.01.66
EW
19RT
6RT
8RT
 
W
--
14RTL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - KILBURN PARK STN
Sunday extended from Edgware to Kilburn Park Stn.

 
07.09.68
EW
14RT
9RT
8RT
 
W
7RTL
8RTL
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - KILBURN PARK STN
Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation re-introduced.

 

RTL1555 Kilburn Park stand

 

30.11.68
EW
14RT
9RT
8RT
 
W
7RT
8RT
--

WATFORD JUNCTION - KILBURN PARK STN
RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

13.06.70
EW
8SMS
10SMS
3SMS

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STN -; COLINDALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Edgware and Kilburn except for Mon-Fri peak extension to Colindale.
Converted to single deck One Person Operation.

14.07.73
EW
8SMS
9SMS
3SMS

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STN -; COLINDALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Schedule change

SMS76 Watford Junction

busmap.co.uk


31.01.76
EW
10SMS
15SMS
3SMS

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STN (Suns) -West Hendon - Staples Corner - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (Mon-Fri peaks) - BRENT CROSS STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat)
Extended to Brent Cross and further extended to Brent Cross Station Mon-Fri off peak and Saturday

SMS715 at Brent Cross with a good load on for Brent Cross Stn

busmap.co.uk

19.05.76
EW
10SMS
14SMS
3SMS

WATFORD JUNCTIONEDGWARE ( Mon-Sat late evenings / Suns ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Withdrawn between Brent X Shopping Centre and Station

SMS197 leaving Brent Cross

busmap.co.uk

 

07.11.80
EW
11M
18M
3M

WATFORD JUNCTION -  EDGWARE ( Mon-Sat late evenings / Suns ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Start of gradual conversion to double deck (M) completed by 5.12.80

04.09.82
EW
11M
15M
3M

WATFORD JUNCTION -  EDGWARE ( Mon-Sat late evenings / Suns ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Saturday schedule change

21.06.86
GR31+
13AN
15AN
5AN
Operated by London Country North West (GR)

WATFORD JUNCTION - BRENT CROSS
New contract commenced with LCNW


16.09.89
GR31+
12LR
15LR
5LR

WATFORD JUNCTION - BRENT CROSS
Journeys towards Brent Cross diverted via Edgware Bus Station


12.10.90
GR31+
12LR
15LR
5LR

WATFORD JUNCTION - BRENT CROSS
Operated by Luton & District

03.07.93
GR31+
12LR
15LR
5LR

WATFORD JUNCTIONEDGWARE ( Mon-Sat late evenings / Suns ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Re-routed between Edgware and Stanmore via Stonegrove replacing withdrawn section of Route 251

08.10.95
Gr31+
12ON
15ON
8ON

WATFORD JUNCTIONEDGWARE ( Daily evenings ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Daily except late evenings )
Sunday service extened from Edgware to Brent Cross except evenings

03.01.98
GR31+
12ON
14ON
6ON
Start of new conract

WATFORD JUNCTIONEDGWARE ( Daily evenings ) -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre ( Daily except late evenings )
New contract

5127 Edgware Station


04.01.03
GR31+
12DLA
14DLA
8DLA

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre
New contract with low floor double deck buses.
Extended from Edgware to Brent Cross at all times

 

6000 opposite Watford High Street Stn caughton a perfect day for photography

 



Scanned from 2003 leaflet
Click map to enlarge

05.01.08
GR301+
15DLA
16DLA
13DLA

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre
Contract renewal - Sunday daytime increased from 3bph to 4bph.

05.01.13
GR301+
15VLA
16VLA
13VLA

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  BRENT CROSS Shopping Centre 
Start of new contract - and with replacement buses redundant from Arriva South London (VLA)

Trident Enviro 5448 usually seen on Route 258 is seen at
Brent Cross

 

29.10.16
GR301+
15VLA
16VLA
13VLA
Officially transferred from Arriva The Shires to Arriva London North

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  BRENT CROSS

 

A video showing the last few days of Arriva operation

06.01.18
BT251+
16ADE+
17ADE
13ADE
    3/642    
CONTRACT REASSIGNED
ADE40428
SP40135
VH45120
Click images to enlarge
All photos courtesy © Richard Groves
  VH45300

 

Operating Garages

EW Edgware
Changeover point garage

BT Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Bus Station

W Cricklewood
Changeover outside garage

AE Hendon
Changeover point ??

GR Garston
Changeover point Watford Junction Stn

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.11.20