Route History

Date
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13.06.70
HD
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ON
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WATFORD JUNCTION - Bushey - Bushey Heath - Harrow Weald - Wealdstone - Harrow - Sudbury - WEMBLEY Empire Pool - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks)
NEW OPO ROUTE : replaced Route 158 between Watford & Harrow Weald - Route 18 between Wealdstone & Sudbury


30.10.71
HD
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HARROW WEALD GARAGE  -   WEMBLEY Empire Pool  -   WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Harrow Weald and Watford Junction - this section replaced by new 258.
Mon-Sat Harrow Weald allocation withdrawn and Sunday Alperton (ON) allocation withdrawn

12.08.72
HD
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ON
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7MB
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03.03.73
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
8MB
7MB
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HD operation converted to Swifts.

03.03.74
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
8MB
7MB
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HARROW WEALD GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) or - WEMBLEY MARKET (Sun shopping hours)
Sunday shopping service to Wembley Market introduced.

02.06.74
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
8DMS
7DMS
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Mon-Sat double deck operation introduced.

31.01.76
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
11DMS
11DMS
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HARROW WEALD - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (MS evgs/Suns) - WEMBLEY MARKET (Sun sh) - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) - or Wembley Park Stn - Blackbird Cross - Neasden - Tanfield Avenue - Crest Road - Oxgate Lane - Edgware Road - Staples Corner - Brent Cross Shopping Centre - Highfield Avenue - BRENT CROSS STATION (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Sat extended from Wembley to Brent Cross at the times shown above.

 
24.04.76
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
11DMS
11DMS
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HARROW WEALD GARAGE - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) - or BRENT CROSS STATION (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Wembley Market journeys withdrawn.

19.05.76
HD
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6SMS
 
ON
11DMS
11DMS
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HARROW WEALD - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (MS evgs/Suns) - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) - or - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Withdrawn between BRENT X Shopping Centre and Station.

SMS681 Sudbury

© Paul Davis

22.04.78
HD141+
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6SMS
 
ON41+
11DMS
11DMS
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HARROW WEALD - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (MS evgs/Suns) - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) - or - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (Sat except evgs) - North Circular Road - FINCHLEY Manor Cottage Tavern (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Mon-Fri (except evenings) extended from Brent Cross to FINCHLEY Manor Cottage Tavern

DMS827 probably on a garage journey

© Paul Davis

22.07.79
HD141+
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6LS
 
ON41+
12DMS
12DMS
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SMS type replaced by Leyland Nationals at Harrow Weald (HD).

24.01.80
HD141+
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6LS
 
ON41+
13M
14M
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DMS type replaced by Metrobuses

04.09.82
HD141+
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6LS
 
ON41+
12M
13M
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HARROW WEALD - WEMBLEY Empire Pool (MS evgs/Suns) - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks) - or - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between Brent Cross and Finchley

LS248 spotted at Harrow on the Hill Station before being promoted to double deck operation on Sundays

© Paul Davis

23.04.83
ON41+
12M
13M
4M

Sunday only Harrow Weald (HD) allocation withdrawn.

01.12.90
HD1+
12M
15M
4M

HARROW WEALD - WEMBLEY ARENA (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE ( Mon-Sat except evgs)
Operation transferred to Metroline (HD) under LRT tendering process.
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Wembley Trading Estate withdrawn.

03.07.93
HD131+
13M
16M
5M

HARROW WEALD GARAGE - WEMBLEY Brent Town Hall (MS evgs/Suns) - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (MS except evgs)
Wembley terminal changed to Town Hall.

29.01.94
HD131+
13M
16M
5M

HARROW WEALD GARAGE - NEASDEN Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat evgs/Suns ) - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE (MS except evgs)
Mon-Sat evenings and Sunday extended from Brent Town Hall to Neasden.

M1034 seen in Wembley High Road ?

This image available with the
Metrobus download

08.10.95
HD131+
13M
16M
7M

HARROW WEALD GARAGE - NEASDEN Shopping Centre ( Evgs) - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE ( except evenings)
Sunday shopping hours extended from Neasden to Brent Cross.

EDR32 stands in for a Metrobus at Wembley Park

This image available with the
Single Deck download

04.09.99
HD131+
16TA
16TA
7TA

HARROW WEALD Oxhey Lane - NEASDEN Shopping Centre (Evgs) - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE ( Except evgs)
Extended to Oxhey Lane replacing H15 and converted to low floor operation.

TA85 Wembley Hill Road

This image is available with the Metroline download

26.04.03
HD151+
17TA
17TA
8TA

HARROW WEALD Oxhey Lane - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE
Evening service extended from Neasden to Brent Cross

04.09.04
HD151+
22TA/VP
22TA/VP
12VP

New contract commenced - two way working in Wealdstone High Street introduced and frequencies increased.

05.04.08
HD151+
23VP
22VP
11VP

Revised running time

03.09.11
HD151+
22VP
21VP
15VP
Start of new contract with Metroline (HD)

VP322 Wembley Park

This image is available with the Metroline download

01.05.14
HD151+
22VP
21VP
15VP
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
03.09.16
HD151+
23VWH
21VWH
18VWH

HARROW WEALD Oxhey Lane - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE
Contract renewal with new buses
Sunday service increased

VWH2222 seen in College Road, Harrow
VWH2213 at Harrow & Wealdstone Station
© Ian Armstrong

Operating Garages

ON Alperton
Changeover point Railway Hotel - Wembley

HD Harrow Weald
Changeover point at garage.