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 )

1934 map

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

Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation introduced

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

Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn

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

Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation reintroduced

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

Sunday only Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn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Withdrawn evenings between Edgware and KIlburn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Withdrawn Mon-Fri evenings between Edgware and KIlburn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

Harrow Weald (HD) allocation withdrawn

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

Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn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Sunday am withdrawn between West Hendon and Watford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
--

Sunday Edgware (EW) reintroduced

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

Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn

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

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
--

Sunday Edgware (EW) withdrawn

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

Part of Sunday (AE) allocation moved to Cricklewood (W)

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

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

Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation re-instated.

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

Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn but Sunday Edgware (EW) allocation introduced.

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

Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation re-introduced  plus type changes as above.

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

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

1952 times
30.04.58
EW
20RT
7RT
7RT
 
W
--
19RT
--

142 TIMES
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
--

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
--

Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn.

RT3955

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

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

1965 times
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.

1966 times
 
07.09.68
EW
14RT
9RT
8RT
 
W
7RTL
8RTL
--

Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation re-introduced.

RTL1555

RTL1555 Kilburn Park stand

This image availabe with the RT.RTL.RTW download on the Bus Photos page

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

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.

1970 times
31.01.76
EW
10SMS
15SMS
3SMS

WATFORD JUNCTION - EDGWARE STN (Suns) - Burnt Oak - Colindale - West Hendon - Staples Corner - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (Mon-Fri peaks) - BRENT CROSS STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat)
Revised service as above.

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

SMS727

SMS727 Brent Cross

This image available with the
Single Deck download

07.11.80
EW
11M
18M
3M

Start of gradual conversion to double deck (M) completed by 5.12.80

M409

M409 Edgware Station

© Paul Davis

21.06.86
GR
dd
dd
dd
lc logo Operated by London Country North West (GR)

5120

5120 in "Watford Bus" livery seen at Edgware Station

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download

16.09.89
GR
12LR
15LR
5LR

Journeys towards Brent Cross diverted via Edgware Bus Station

12.10.90
GR
12LR
15LR
5LR

Operated by Luton & District

03.07.93
GR
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 withdrawn 251.

LR84

LR84 Watford

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download

08.10.95
GR
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
GR
12ON
14ON
6ON
logo Start of new conract

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

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

This image available on Bus Photos page


142 map


Scanned from 2003 leaflet
Click map to enlarge

05.01.08
GR301+
15DLA
16DLA
13DLA

Contract renewal - Sunday daytime increased from 3bph to 4bph.

3274

Wright Cadet 3274 puts in a guest appearance

This image available on Bus Photos page

05.01.13
GR301+
15VLA
16VLA
13VLA

Start of new contract - and with replacement buses redundant from Arriva South London (VLA)

ENVIRO 5448

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

© Ian Armstrong

29.10.16
GR301+
15VLA
16VLA
13VLA
ARRIVA LOGO 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    
RATP CONTRACT REASSIGNED
40428 sp40135 vh45120
ADE40428
SP40135
VH45120
Click images to enlarge
All photos courtesy © Richard Groves
 Untitled 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

142 times live stands 142 tender 142 Fares

 

 

 

watford timetable 1945
1949 times
1953 times 1957 times

All the above timetables are available for sale in PDF form and can be obtained from the sales page

SALES PAGE

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Friday, 07.09.18