Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
01.02.61
HT
9RM
8RM
4RM

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - City Road - Angel - Pentonville Road - Kings Cross - Royal College Street - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT ROUTE for 615

 

This superb shot of RM599 with offside number indicator and overhead still intact at Finsbury Square. The blinds are in upper case - later that year the conversion to lower case would start

 

Extracted from 1961 Red Book
24.01.70
HT
15RM
11RM
8RM

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - City Road - Angel - Pentonville Road - Kings Cross - Crowndale Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
Diverted at Kings Cross via Crowndale Road and Camden town via withdrawn 239

 

 

RM1030 performimg the turn at PHF

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26.01.75
HT81+
15DM
11DM
8DM

Converted to crewed Daimler operation.

DM1758 City Road, the conductor can clearly be seen on the front platform

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28.10.78
HT81+
14DM
9DM
8DM

MOORGATE Finsbury Square  -  PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
Service reduced

DM1179 now fitted with a PAY CONDUCTOR board

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25.04.81
HT81+
9DMS
8DMS
8DMS

CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

 

 

 

 

The same bus as above reclassified D1179 and converted to OPO,
now showing PAY DRIVER

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12.05.84
HT81+
8M
5M
5M

Converted to Metrobus operation.

M1149 (HT) Kings Cross

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21.06.86
CF91+
8M
6M
5M

Holloway (HT) allocation transferred to Chalk Farm (CF)

23.08.86
CF91+
8T
6T
5T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation

22.03.89
CF91+
2T
6LS
5T
5T

Single Deck Leyland Nationals introduced.

214 map 1989 by Darius Grigg CLICK TO ENLARGE
Map of 214 at April 1989 including CF garage journeys
by  © Darius Grigg
28.10.89
CF91+
10T
6T
5T

LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri) Bank - MOORGATE (Sat/Sun) - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
Mon-Fri extended from Moorgate to London Bridge Station via Route 43. Leyland National operation ceased.

 

 

. As much of the route follows the Northern Line it was decided to show this on the blind as can be seen here on T533
April 1992

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09.05.92
CF91+
11T
6T
6T

LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri) Bank or LIVERPOOL STREET Bus Station (Suns) London Wall - MOORGATE (Sat) - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
Sunday service extended from Finsbury Square to Liverpool Street via London Wall

15.08.92
PE61+
15dart
14dart
9dart

Operation transferred to Thamesway (Ponders End depot)
LIVERPOOL STREET - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS
Revised to run at all times to Liverpool Street but via Eldon Street instead of London Wall - the London Bridge spur withdrawn.

 

 

A Thamesway Dart 904 seen here at Angel

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04.12.93
PE61+
16dart
15dart
10dart

LIVERPOOL STREET - Parliament Hill Fields - Highgate Road - West Hill - South Grove - HIGHGATE VILLAGE
Extended from Parliament Hill Fields to Highgate Village.

811 Liverpool Street

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14.02.98
HT91+
15DRL
15DRL
10DRL
New Contract

Contract re-assigned to MTL London (HT)

 

 

DRL37 Liverpool Street

 

19.08.00
HT91+
15DNL
13DNL
11DNL

New contract commenced.

01.09.00
HT91+
15DNL
13DNL
11DNL

All night service introduced but numbered N214

13.04.02
HT91+
17DNL
14DNL
11DNL

 

DNL116 by St Pancras Station

 

30.08.03
HT91+
19DL/DMS
18DL/DMS
13DL/DMS

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQUARE
Due to Roadworks at Liverpool Street Bus Station - buses now terminate at Finsbury Square.

 

DMS135 City Road

 

16.04.04
HT91+
19DL/DMS
18DL/DMS
13DL/DMS
Night
HT871+
6DL
6DL
6DL

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET BUS STATION
Reinstated back into Liverpool Street Bus Station - service now 24 our as "N" prefix has been dropped.

18.06.11
From this date withdrawn temporarily between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

22.12.05
HT91+
18DLD
18DLD
13DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Start of phased conversion to DLD type.

 

DPS662 loaned from Transdev - complete with Stamford Brook garage symbol and Duck Bus advertising

 

10.07.10
KC1+
18DLD
18DLD
14DLD
Night
KC871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Operation transferred from Holloway (HT) to new depot at Kings Cross (KC). Holloway (HT) replaced by 390 allocation as Kings Cross (KC) can only accommodate single deck vehicles

 

 

DLD165 City Road

 

21.08.10
KC1+
18DLD
18DLD
14DLD
Night
KC871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Contract extended for two years

18.06.11
HT91+
18DLD
16DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQUARE
Withdrawn between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

25.06.11
HT91+
18DLD
16DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Rerouted northbound at Kings Cross via York Way and Goods Way instead of Pancras Road

17.09.11
HT91+
18DLD
16DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET Bus Station
Reinstated between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

25.02.12
HT91+
18DLD
17DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQUARE
Withdrawn between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

31.03.12
HT91+
18DLD
17DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Rerouted northbound at Kings Cross via Pancras Road instead of York Way

02.06.12
HT91+
18DLD
17DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET Bus Station
Reinstated between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

18.08.12
KC1+
18DLD
17DLD
14DLD
Night
KC871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

Contract renewal

10.09.12
KC1+
18DLD
17DLD
14DLD
Night
HT871+
4DLD
6DLD
6DLD

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQUARE
Withdrawn between Finsbury Square and Liverpool Street

DE1157 seen here at St Pancras International Station

London Bus routes by  Adam

01.05.14
KC1+
18DE
17DE
14DE
Night
KC871+
4DE
8DE
4DE

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

30.09.17
KC1+
18DE
17DE
14DE
Night
KC871+
3DE
8DE
4DE

HIGHGATE VILLAGE  -  FINSBURY SQUARE
Night service reduced

15.06.19
KC1+
17DE
16DE
16DE
Night
KC871+
3DE
8DE
4DE

HIGHGATE VILLAGE  -  FINSBURY SQUARE
Changeover point changed to Crowndale Road

17.08.19
NP301+
19SEe
17SEe
10SEe
Night
NP521+
3SEe
11SEe
11SEe
Contract reassigned

HIGHGATE VILLAGE  -  FINSBURY SQUARE
Service reassigned to London General operatinf ftom Northumberland Park (NP) with new electric buses

  Aubrey Morandarte

 

 

 

 

Garages

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point ST PANCRAS, Midland Road

KC Kings Cross
Changeover point Pancras Road Church but changed to Crowndale Road June 2019

KX Kings Cross
Changeover point xxxx

HT Holloway
Changeover point Fortress Walk or run dead from Highgate Village to garage

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point xxxx

PE Ponders End
Changeover point ?

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Friday, 04.10.19