Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.10.71
HD
4MB
5MB
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WATFORD JUNCTION - Watford - Bushey Heath - Harrow Weald - Wealdstone - - HARROW ON THE HILL STATION ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: Replacement for Route 182 which was withdrawn between Harrow Weald and Watford Junction.

 

 

 

MB344 Bushey Heath at a Green Line / Bus Stop

 

 

 

 

Taken from 1973 Red Book
24.04.76
HD51+
4SMS
5SMS
--

SMS type replace MB

SMS748 Watford Junction

© Paul Davis

 

22.04.78
HD51+
4SMS
5SMS
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW ON THE HILL STN (MS evgs) Bessborough Road - Lower Road - SOUTH HARROW STN (MS except evgs)
Mon-Sat except evenings extended from Harrow to South Harrow replacing special journeys on Route 114.

28.10.78
HD101+
4SMS
5SMS
--

Running number sequence changed

20.07.79
HD101+
4LS
4LS
--

SMS type replaced by Leyland Nationals.


08.03.84
HD101+
4LS
4M
--

Saturday converted to double deck Metrobus operation.

M692 South Harrow

© Paul Davis

14.11.87
HD101+
4LS
6M
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WATFORD JUNCTION - HARROW Bus Station (MS evgs) Harrow School - Roxeth - SOUTH HARROW STN (MS except evgs)
Rerouted between Harrow and South Harrow via Harrow School instead of Lower Road replacing withdrawn section of Route 136.

 

 

 

LS400 Harrow Weald

 

 

19.01.91
GR
6sd
7sd
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Contract transferred to LUTON & DISTRICT (Garston Garage)


03.07.93
GR
6DC
7DC
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WATFORD JUNCTION - SOUTH HARROW STN ( Mon-Sat )
Extended evenings from Harrow to South Harrow

 

 

DC4 Watford Junction stand

 

 

27.01.96
SH
9dart
9dart
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Contract transferred to London Bus Lines (Southall Base)

Dart 604 Watford Junction

15.04.96
SH
9dart
9dart
4dart

WATFORD JUNCTION - SOUTH HARROW STN
Sunday service introduced.

Scanned from 1996 leaflet
23.01.99
ON
9D
9D
6D
New contract

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STN
Contract transferred within First group to Centrewest (Alperton Garage)
although vehicles in the yellow livery were still used except for the odd rogue appearances as shown below

01.01
ON
9TN
9TN
6TN

New low floor double deckers introduced.

 

A rare appearance of VE953 at Harrow

 

 

VTL1222 Watford Market

 

04.02.06
GR401+
10DW
9DW
5DW

Operation transferred to Arriva The Shires operated from Watford (GR)


05.02.11
GR401+
10DW
9DW
5DW

Contract renewal

 

Wrightbus Gemini 6033 Watford High Street Stn

 

06.02.16
GR401+
10DW
10DW
5DW

Contract extended for two years

29.10.16
GR401+
10DW
10DW
5DW
Officially transferred from ATS to
Arriva London North

30.09.17
BT71+
11ADE
11ADE
6ADE
Contract reassigned

WATFORD JUNCTION  -  SOUTH HARROW STATION
New contract commenced with London Sovereign

ADE40412 seen at the Woodford Road stand at Watford Junction
© Richard Groves

ADH45824 Harrow Met Station
© Anthony Moore

Operating Garages

HD Harrow Weald
Changeover point garage.

GR Watford
Changeover point WATFORD JUNCTION

SH Southall
Changeover point ?

ON Alperton
Changeover point ?

BT Edgware
Changeover point Harrow Bus Station