Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.11.40
ON
8STL
8STL
8STL

SOUTH HARROW STN -  Alperton - Hanger Lane - Ealing Common - Acton Town Station - Gunnersbury Lane - Gunnersbury Avenue - Turnham Green - Chiswick High Road - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green
New Route which paralleled much of the Piccadilly Line

Taken from 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk
19.03.41
ON
8STL
8STL
--

SOUTH HARROW STN - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green ( Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn

14.01.42
ON
9ST
9ST
--
 
W
8ST
7ST
6STL

SOUTH HARROW STN (Mon-Sat) - Whitton Avenue - Sudbury Hill - Alperton - Hanger Lane - Western Avenue - Gypsy Corner - Park Royal - - HARLESDEN (Suns) All Souls Avenue - Doyle Gardens - Liddell Gardens - Kensal Rise - West Kilburn - Warwick Avenue - Maida Vale - Hall Road - Circus Road - Ordnance Hill - Swiss Cottage - Adelaide Road - Primrose Hill Road - Englands Lane - Haverstock Hill - Pond Street - HAMPSTEAD HEATH South End Green ( daily )
Diverted at Hanger Lane to Hampstead Heath - route as shown, replaced most of Route 70
Sunday service introduced between Willesden Junction and Hampstead Heath
Cricklewood (W) allocation introduced

25.03.42
ON
9ST
9ST
--
 
W
8ST
7ST
--
 
CF
--
--
6STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  HARLESDEN ( Suns )  -  SOUTH HARROW ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Cricklewood (W) allocation moved to Chalk Farm (CF)

28.10.42
ON
9ST
3ST
--
 
W
8ST
8ST/5STL
6STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  HARLESDEN ( Suns )  -  SOUTH HARROW ( Mon-Sat ) 
Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation moved back to Cricklewood (W)
STL type introduced on Sat

21.04.43
ON
8ST
6ST
--
 
W
12ST
14ST
6STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  HARLESDEN ( Suns )  -  SOUTH HARROW ( Mon-Sat ) 
Sat STL type withdrawn

30.04.47
ON
25ST
14ST
6ST
 
W
--
7ST
9STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Sunday extended from Harlesden to South Harrow
Mon-Fri Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn
Sunday Alperton (ON) allocation introduced

20.10.48
ON
25ST
10ST
6G
 
W
--
11ST
7ST

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
G type introduced on Sundays

13.04.49
AC
--
11STL
--
 
ON
25ST
10ST
13G

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn
Saturday Willesden (AC) allocation introduced

03.09.49
ON
25RTW/
21RTW
13RTW
   
+ 1G ex 83
   

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Saturday only Willesden (AC) allocation withdrawn
RTW type replace ST and G

02.05.51
ON
6RTL
--
15STL
 
X
20RT
18RT
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Middle Row (X) allocation introduced.

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

22.10.52
ON
6RT
--
10RT
 
X
20RT
18RT
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Alperton (ON) changed from RTL type to RT

12.10.56
ON
6RT
--
10RT
 
X
20RTL
18RTL
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Middle Row (X) allocation converted from RT to RTL.

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

02.01.62
ON
15RT
8RT
8RT
 
X
10RTL
5RTL
--

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Saturday ON allocation introduced.

 

 

RTL439 (X) at unknown location

 

15.08.62
ON
15RT
8RT
8RT
 
X
10RTL
5RTL
--
   
+1RM / 18
   

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
I RM introduced at Middle Row (X) cross linked from Route 18

01.04.64
ON
15RT
7RM
8RT
 
X
10RTL
4RM
--
   
+1RM / 18
   

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  SOUTH HARROW
Saturday RM introduction.
This was made possible at Alperton because Route 18 was just allocated RM's but did not have a Saturday allocation.

03.10.65
ON
13RT
7RM
8RT
 
X
--
4RM
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - WEST KILBURN (Mon-Fri) - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Sat / Sun)
Mon-Fri section between West Kilburn and Hampstead Heath replaced by new 187A - Mon-Fri X now works 187A.

Mon-Fri RM working ceased

01.10.66
ON
10RT
5RM
8RM
 
X
--
4RM
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - WEST KILBURN (Mon-Fri) - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Sat / Sun)
Sunday ON allocation converted to RM.

RT2507 (X) at South Harrow Station, the slipped blind reveals part of the 52 display

© John Reed

31.12.66
ON
9RT
5RM
--
 
X
--
3RM
4RM

SOUTH HARROW STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - HARLESDEN (Suns) - WEST KILBURN (Mon-Fri) - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Sat/Sun)
Sunday withdrawn between Harlesden and South Harrow and allocation transferred to Middle Row (X).


13.06.70
ON
7RT
--
--
 
SE
--
6RM
--
 
X
8RT
--
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat extended from West Kilburn to Hampstead Heath to replace withdrawn 187A but Sunday service withdrawn.
Saturday Stonebridge (SE) allocation introduced to part compensate for the loss of 9 runnings on service 18 which was cutback from Edgware to Sudbury on this day.


03.11.73
ON
7RT
--
--
 
SE
--
6RM
--
 
X
5RT
--
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Mon-Sat)
Diverted between Maida Hill and West Kilburn via Shirland Road and Fernead Road instead of Malvern Road

23.02.75
ON
7RM
--
--
 
SE
--
6RM
--
 
X
5RM
--
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Mon-Sat)
Converted to RM at all times.

28.10.78
ON61+
6RM
--
--
 
SE101+
--
7RM
--
 
X131+
6RM
--
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION (MS except evgs) - ALPERTON GARAGE (MS evgs) - HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Mon-Sat)
Evening service withdrawn between Alperton and South Harrow.

RM1586 is seen heading down Pond Street in Hampstead and almost at its destination running as X102 on the 187, the via blind shown is for the complete run from South Harrow. 
In three months' time, this route would be converted to OPO with Ms from ON, then X would lose its long-standing allocation on this behind the houses route.  It would also lose its entire routing east of Queens Park in favor of an extended 46, run out of CF
15.08.81
ON61+
6RM
--
--
 
X101+
6RM
8RM
--

SOUTH HARROW ( Mon-Sat except evenings )  -  ALPERTON ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  HAMPSTEAD HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Stonebridge (SE) garage closed - allocation transferred to new Westbourne Park (X).

Coincidentally RM1586 has also been caught on camera by Mike Harris, possibly on the same day as the front adverts are the same. Seen here at Hanger Lane Station performing a garage journey

busmap.co.uk

04.09.82
ON61+
7M
6M
--

Converted to One Person Operation.
SOUTH HARROW ( Mon-Sat except evenings )  -  ALPERTON ( Mon-Sat evenings )  - WEST KILBURN ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between West Kilburn and Hampstead Heath - replaced by revised service 46.
X allocation withdrawn.

 

M9 South Harrow

 

24.11.84
ON61+
7M
6M
--

SOUTH HARROW (MS except evenings) - ALPERTON (MS evgs) North Acton - Chase Rd - Minerva Road - Park Royal Road - Acton Lane - Harlesden - Kensal Rise - WEST KILBURN ( Mon-Sat )
Re-routed in the Park Royal via Minerva Road - Park Royal Road - and Acton Lane instead of North Acton Road.

12.04.86
ON61+
7M
5M
--

SOUTH HARROW STATION - WEST KILBURN ( Mon-Sat )
Evening service restored between Alperton and South Harrow.

01.12.90
NW201+
13DR
11DR
--
Transferred within LONDON TRANSPORT from Centrewest to Metroline

SOUTH HARROW STATION - WEST KILBURN ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to midibus operation and transferred to North Wembley base (NW).

04.09.99
LT501+
5volvo
5volvo
2volvo
Contract reassigned

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL - Park Royal - North Acton - Harlesden - Kensal Rise - QUEENS PARK STATION
Withdrawn between Central Middlesex Hospital and South Harrow - replaced by new Route 487.

29.04.00
LT
9volvo
8volvo
6volvo

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL - Park Royal - North Acton - Harlesden - Kensal Rise - Queens Park - Fernhead Road - Shirland Road - Warwick Avenue - Hall Road - Circus Road - Swiss Cottage - FINCHLEY ROAD 02 Centre.
Extended from Queens Park to Finchley Road via 46 to Swiss Cottage and then 82 to 02 Centre - replacing withdrawn section of Route 46.

In September 2000 LONDON TRAVELLER traded as METROPOLITAN OMNIBUS LTD

 

VS513 Finchley Road stand

 

01.11.02
HN201+
10volvo
10volvo
6volvo
Contract reassigned

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
New contract

VS501 Warwick Avenue

07.06.03
HN201+
10VS
9VS
6VS

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Reallocated to new depot at Perivale but retained HN garage code

06.03.04
WJ
11DM
10DM
7DM
PA allocation moved to
Willesden Junction
( First )

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
New allocation

07.03.09
WJ
14DMLe
12DMLe
10DMLe
Contract renewal

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Contract renewed and new buses introduced (AD Enviro 200)

DML44101 Central Middlesex Hospital
22.06.13
WJ
14DE
13DE
9DE
Contract novated to Metroline West

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Contract novated to Metroline West


08.03.14
WJ
14DE
13DE
9DE

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Contract extended for 2 years

05.03.16
WJ
15DE
14DE
9DE

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Contract renewal

06.03.21
WJ
13DE
12DE
9DE

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL -  FINCHLEY ROAD O2 Centre
Contract extended for two years

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Operating Garages

NW North Wembley
Changeover point at garage - buses running out of service from South Harrow

ON Alperton
Changeover point outside garage
Bridgewater Road

SE Stonebridge
Changeover point Jubilee Clock - Harlesden

X Middle Row
Changeover point Kensal Rise Station

X Westbourne Park
Changeover point The Chippenham

WJ Willesden Junction
Changeover point Harlesden Magistrates Court

W Cricklewood
Changeover point not known

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point not known

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 17.03.21