Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.01.62
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
 
SE
12RM
13RM
--
 
W
--
--
5RT

BARNET CHURCH - Whetstone - Finchley - Golders Green - Childs Hill - Cricklewood - Willesden - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) North Acton - Acton - Askew Road - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Trolleybus replacement route for 660

10.10.62
AE
--
--
5RT
 
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
 
SE
12RM
13RM
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Sunday only (W) transferred to (AE)

18.12.62
AE
--
--
5RM
 
FY
13RM
7RM
5RM
 
SE
12RM
13RM
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Sunday (AE) allocation changed from RT to RM - spare from 13 weekday allocation.

23.01.66
AC
--
8RM
--
 
AE
--
--
3RM
 
FY
12RM
9RM
5RM
 
SE
9RM
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Monday-Friday/Sunday) -  HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturday)
Saturday (SE) withdrawn in favour of new (AC) allocation.


Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

22.08.69
AC
--
8RM
--
 
AE
--
--
3RM
 
FY
12RM
8RM
5RM
 
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NEW BARNET STN (Monday-Saturday) - HARLESDEN (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Friday peaks/Saturdays)
Monday-Saturday withdrawn between Barnet Church and New Barnet Station but extended Sunday from Barnet Church to Chesterfield Road.

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

13.06.70
AC
--
4RM
--
 
AE
--
--
8RM
 
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between New Barnet and North Finchley and further withdrawn evenings Golders Green to North Finchley. Also withdrawn peaks Acton Vale to Hammersmith.
Saturday withdrawn between Golders Green and New Barnet and between Willesden Junction and Hammersmith
Sundaywithdrawn between Willesden Garage and Willesden Junction.

16.01.71
AC
--
4RM
--
 
FY
--
--
7RM
 
SE
11RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)
Sunday (AE) transferred to (FY)

Taken from September 1971 Red Book


06.10.73
AC
--
4RM
--
 
FY
--
--
7RM
 
SE
12RM
--
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road
(Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)

New schedule


RM1011 Chesterfield Road

busmap.co.uk


16.10.76
AC
--
4RM
--
 
FY31+
--
--
8RM
 
SE
12RM
--
--


BARNET Chesterfield Road
(Sundays) - NORTH FINCHLEY (Monday-Friday except evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturdays) - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday evenings} - ACTON VALE (Monday-Friday peaks)

Sunday new schedule


28.10.78
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
 
SE61+
8RM
--
4RML

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Service made less complicated !! under Busplan2

22.04.79
AC161+
9RM
10RM
1RM
5RML
 
SE61+
8RM
--
4RM

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday RML introduced at Willesden (AC) but Stonebridge reverted to RM

26.10.80
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
 
SE61+
8RM
--
4Mc

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday (SE) converted from RM to M crew.

25.04.81
AC161+
9RM
10RM
6RM
 
SE61+
8RM
--
4RM

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Sunday vehicle type reverted to RM

15.08.81
AC141+
17RM
--
6RM
 
AC161+
--
10RM
--

NORTH FINCHLEY - HAMMERSMITH
Stonebridge Garage closed - AC take up full responsibility.

 

M1383 arriving at Caxton Road

 

02.02.85
AC141+
10M
8M
5M

NORTH FINCHLEY - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Monday-Friday evenings/Sat early am & evgs/Sundays) - WILLESDEN JUNCTION (Monday-Friday except evenings/Sat shop hrs)
Converted to One Man Operation and withdrawn south of Harlesden.

21.11.87
AC141+
13M
13M
7M

NORTH FINCHLEY (except  evenings) - GOLDERS GREEN ( evenings ) Cricklewood - Willesden - Harlesden - Acton Lane - Park Royal - East Acton - Old Oak Common Lane - Uxbridge Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Extended from Harlesden to Shepherds Bush via withdrawn 255

Note that Mon-Sat Route 260 and 297 shared the same duty rota

23.06.90
AH1+
13ON
12ON
7ON
Contract reassigned to Armchair

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Revised to run end to end at all times

 

 

Armchair Olympian H546 at Caxton Road stand which is now part of the Westfields complex


27.06.98
AC641+
14M
13M
8M
Contract transferred from Armchair to Metroline (AC)

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
New operator


12.10.02
HR451+
15AV
14AV
11AV

NORTH FINCHLEY - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Allocation transferred to Harlesden (HR)

 

AV25 approaches Golders Green on the Finchley Road

 


28.06.03
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Renewal of contract.
Withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley. Withdrawn section covered by new Route 460.
Allocation moved to Willesden where the 297 was transferred to Perivale (PV) to make room

17.04.04
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Revised stand at Shepherds Bush by the Central Line Station.

24.03.07
AC301+
15VP
14VP
10VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Rerouted via new bus station within Central Middlesex Hospital - Park Royal.

 

VPL189 has escaped a 52 duty to help out on the 260 at Park Royal


29.11.08
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Extended from Shepherds Bush to White City via new link Road.

 

The driver on VP474 catches up with the news whilst on the stand at White City

 


26.06.10
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Contract renewal

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

27.06.15
AC301+
16VP
15VP
11VP

GOLDERS GREEN STN - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Contract extended for two years

24.06.17
AC301+
16VWH
15VWH
11VWH

WHITE CITY  -  GOLDERS GREEN
Contract renewal with new buses

VWH2341 Central Middlesex Hospital

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Crew changeover point outside garage

AE Hendon
Crew changeover point Golders Green Station

FY Finchley
Crew changeover point North Finchley Bus Station

SE Stonebridge
Crew changeover point Craven Park

W Cricklewood
Crew changeover point Cricklewood Broadway

HR Harlesden / PR Park Royal
Crew changeover point Harlesden

Armchair
Crew changeover point Shepherds Bush (Caxton Road stand)

Live Visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Thursday, 16.09.21