Route History

03.10.34
MH
7LTL
9LTL
14LTL

GOLDERS GREEN STN - North End Road - Spaniards Road - Hampstead Lane - Highgate Village - Archway - Hornsey Rise - Hanley Road - Stroud Green Road - FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace
Prior to this date had been numbered 110

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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17.04.35
MH
7LTL
9LTL
13LTL
 
J
--
--
4LTL

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation added

05.06.35
MH
7LTL
9LTL
13LTL
 
J
--
1LTL+
4LTL
      2LTL/232  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Saturday Holloway (J) allocation added

02.10.35
MH
7LTL
9LTL
--
 
J
--
1LTL+
14LTL
      2LTL/232  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Sunday Muswell Hill (MH) allocation withdrawn

08.04.36
MH
7LTL
9LTL
13LTL
 
J
--
1LTL+
4LTL
      2LTL/232  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Muswell Hill (MH) allocation reintroduced

27.05.36
MH
4LTL
8LTL
13LTL
 
J
3LTL
4LTL+
4LTL
      2LTL/232  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Mon-Fri Holloway (J) allocation added

07.10.36
MH
4LTL
7LTL
14LTL
 
J
3LTL
3LTL+
--
      2LTL/232  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

24.03.37
MH
4LTL
7LTL
13LTL
 
J
3LTL
4LTL+
4LTL
      1LTL/239  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation reintroduced

06.10.37
MH
4LTL
9LTL
14LTL
 
J
3LTL
4LTL+
--
      1LTL/239  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation withdraw

13.04.38
MH
4LTL
9LTL
13LTL
 
J
3LTL
4LTL+
4LTL
      1LTL/239  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation reintroduced

12.10.38
MH
4LTL
8LTL
14LTL
 
J
3LTL
3LTL+
--
      1LTL/239  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

05.04.39
MH
4LTL
8LTL
13LTL
 
J
3LTL
3LTL+
4LTL
      1LTL/239  

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Sunday Holloway (J) allocation reintroduced

13.12.39
MH
--
--
12LTL
 
J
8LTL
9LTL
4LTL

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Mon-Fri Muswell Hill (MH) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
MH
8LTL
9LTL
12LTL

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

30.04.47
MH
13LTL
10LTL
4T
14LTL
8TD

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN
T and TD type introduced as shown

14.12.49
MH
14TD
14TD
11TD
9LTL

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Daily TD introduced

14.05.52
MH
6TD
8Q
13TD
4Q
14TD
12Q

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Q type single deckers replace some TD workings.

 

 

Q218 Golders Green Station

 


22.10.52
MH
14RF
15RD
2TD
15RF
5TD

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
RF type introduced although at weekends part TD remained.

06.05.53
MH
14RF
17RF
26RF

FINSBURY PARK  -  GOLDERS GREEN 
Route converted at all times to RF.

30.04.58
MH
11RF
12RF
23RF


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

21.06.61
MH
11RF
12RF
23RF

GOLDERS GREEN STN  -  FINSBURY PARK Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park terminal changes to Clifton Terrace

27.02.63
AR
--
--
10RF
 
MH
11RF
12RF
12RF
 
T
--
--
10RF


LEYTON GREEN (Sun garage jnys) LEYTON Hainault Road (Suns) Fairlop Road - Leytonstone Stn - Grove Green Road - Ruckholt Road ,Hackney Wick - Victoria Park Road - Fremont Street - King Edward Road - Westgate Street - Landsdowne Drive - Albion Drive - Queensbridge Road - Dalston Lane - Ridley Road - St Marks Rise - Shacklegate Lane - Crossway - King Henry's Walk - Mildmay Grove - Grosvenor Avenue - Highbury Barn - FINSBURY PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN
Sunday service extended from Finsbury Park to Leyton via withdrawn Sunday 236.

01.07.64
AR
--
--
8RF
 
MH
11RF
12RF
10RF
 
T
--
--
8RF

Extract from 1964 first and last times - showing the long Sunday extension from Finsbury Park to Leyton - note the last Sunday journey from Leyton at 11 58 finishing at Stoke Newington Road and would have carried onto Tottenham (AR) garage

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
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07.09.68
AR
--
--
9RF
 
MH
12RF
11RF
8RF
 
T
--
--
6RF

LEYTON GREEN (Sun garage jnys) - LEYTONSTONE STN (Suns) - FINSBURY PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN
Withdrawn between Leytonstone Station and Leyton ( Hainault Road ) except for garage journeys to Leyton Green, this section replaced by New Route 235

24.01.70
HT
3RF
3RF
3RF
 
MH
9RF
7RF
3RF

Converted to OPO.
FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN STN
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Leyton.
Tottenham (AR) and Leyton (T) allocations withdrawn but new daily Highgate (HT)
added.

17.04.71
HT
3RF
3RF
5SMS
 
MH
9RF
7RF
6SMS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN STN
Swift SMS type replace RF type on Sundays.

RF531 caught on film before OMO

© Malcolm Allan


18.09.71
HT
3SMS
3SMS
5SMS
 
MH
6SMS
7SMS
6SMS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN STN
RF type withdrawn in favour of SMS.

SMS703 probably victim of a staff cut

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31.01.76
HT
4SMS
4SMS
4SMS
 
MH
10SMS
9SMS
7SMS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN (MS evgs/Suns) - Golders Green Road ,Highfield Avenue - Brent Cross Station - BRENT X Shopping Centre (MS except evgs)
Extended during MS shopping hours to new Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

18.06.78
HT371+
4LS
4LS
4LS
 
MH21+
10LS
9LS
8LS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN (MS evgs/Suns) - BRENT X Shopping Centre (MS except evgs)
Swifts replaced by Leyland Nationals.

LS150 Finsbury Park

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24.04.82
MH21+
10LS
11LS
7LS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN (MS evgs/Suns) - BRENT X Shopping Centre (MS except evgs)
Holloway (HT) l allocation withdrawn - all now at Muswell Hill

21.06.86
HT211+
10LS
11LS
8LS

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN (MS evgs/Suns) - BRENT X Shopping Centre (MS except evgs)
Muswell Hill (MH) allocation moved to Holloway (HT)

Bristol BL35 Highgate Village

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22.09.90
SH71+
11sd
10sd
5sd
Contract awarded to Grey Green operating from the Stamford Hill garage

Volvo East Lancs 923 St John's Way

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26.12.93
FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN
Operated by County Bus just for the day

CountyBus operation on Boxing Day 1993

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19.05.96
SH71+
11sd
10sd
8sd

FINSBURY PARK - GOLDERS GREEN ( evgs ) - Golders Green Road ,Highfield Avenue - Brent Cross Station - BRENT X Shopping Centre ( except evgs )
Sunday shopping hours extended to Brent Cross from Golders Green.

26.09.98
WB
11DLF
10DLF
8DLF
New contract

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
Operation transferred to F E Thorpe operating from the Wembley Base
Duty schedule

DLF125 Golders Green

30.11.02
FE61+
12dart
11dart
10dart

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
Extended from Golders Green to Brent X at all times.

 

MLF122 Golders Green

 


07.06.03
PA61+
12dart
10dart
7dart

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
Allocation moved to new base at Perivale.

 

DLF35 Brent Cross

 


27.09.03
PA61+
19DLF
17DLF
15DLF

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
Contract renewal


02.08.04
PA61+
17DLF
16DLF
13DLF
F E Thorpe purchased by Metroline

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
New operator

26.01.07
PA61+
17DLF
16DLF
14DLF
Absorbed in the main Metroline operation

FINSBURY PARK Wells Terrace - BRENT X Shopping Centre
Contract renewal

 

 

DLF96 is seen approaching  Cricklewood Garage on a meal break journey

 


16.02.08
PA61+
16TA
15TA
14TA

BRENT CROSS  -  FINSBURY PARK
Converted to double deck operation and frequencies slightly reduced as more space available.

 

 

TP56 seen at Spaniards Inn

 


17.03.09
W251+
16TA
15TA
14TA

BRENT CROSS  -  FINSBURY PARK
Operation transferred to Cricklewood (W)

TA642 Archway

25.09.10
W251+
16TE
15TE
14TE

BRENT CROSS  -  FINSBURY PARK
New contract commenced with new Enviro type

 

 

 

TE1092 Golders Green

 

 


16.02.13
W251+
18TE
15TE
14TE

BRENT CROSS  -  FINSBURY PARK 
Long term diversion commenced - arriving buses at Finsbury Park diverted via Lennox Road instead of Morris Place

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

26.09.15
W251+
18TE
15TE
14TE

FINSBURY PARK  -  BRENT CROSS
Contract extended for two years

23.09.17
W251+
16TE
15TE
14TE

FINSBURY PARK  -  BRENT CROSS
Contract renewal

VWH2023 seen at ?

© Samuel Letsu

 

 

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Operating Garages

AR Tottenham
Changeover point Kingsland High Street

T Leyton
Changeover point at garage

Holloway
Changeover point Archway

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point Archway

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point Finsbury Park via shuttle van.

FE Thorpe (Wembley Base)
Changeover point Golders Green with evening changeovers at Golders Green

FE Thorpe (Perivale Base)
Changeover point Golders Green

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Brent Cross

Live visual