Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.11.68
HW
13MB
10MB
9MB

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL ( see below ) - NORTHWOOD STATION - GREENFORD Red Lion
Replaced withdrawn section of Route 232


Scanned from 1970 Red Book

 

MBS431 is taking on a good load at Greenford Broadway - no doubt a few will have to stand in what these buses were dubbed " cattle trucks "

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


27.07.74
HW
13DMS
10DMS
9DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL ( journeys ) - NORTHWOOD STATION - GREENFORD Red Lion
Converted to double deck operation.

 

 

DMS672 seen here a a deserted Eastcote

 

 


03.03.75
HW
13DMS
10DMS
9DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri &early evg/Sat except evgs/Sun afts) - NORTHWOOD STN - GREENFORD
Mon-Fri morning and evening journeys extended to Mount Vernon


31.03.79
HW21+
13DMS
8DMS
5DMS

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - SOUTHALL GARAGE
Extended from Northwood to Mount Vernon Hospital at all times and also from Greenford to Southall Garage.

28.09.79
HW21+
13M
8M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - SOUTHALL GARAGE
Converted from Daimler to Metrobus operation.

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09.08.86
HL121+
11M
7M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY
Extended from Southall Garage to Hanwell Garage and also allocation transferred to Hanwell (HL) with garage closure.

26.09.87
HL121+
13M
8M
5M

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY
Rerouted to double run via Ealing Hospital.

 

 

M217 seen running to the home shed


03.03.90
hl121+
12RW
3M
11RW
5RW

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY (garage jnys)
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Withdrawn between Ealing Hospital and Hanwell Broadway except for garage journeys.
Service converted to midibus operation except for SDO journeys.

06.02.93
HL
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
2M
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL - HANWELL BROADWAY (garage jnys)
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Double deck SDO allocation transferred to Alperton (ON)

06.03.93
G
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
2M
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN -EALING HOSPITAL (SDO jnys) M operated

Hanwell garage closed - allocation transferred to Greenford (G).

 

 

RW45 seen here on the Ruislip Road at Yeading


22.05.93
G
12RW
12RW
4RW
 
ON
3M/105
--
--

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN - EALING HOSPITAL (SDO jnys) M operated

Metrobus operation now ex105 instead of standalone.

 

 

LA26 shows here why double deck journeys were necessary


07.03.98
G
12DM
3M
10DM
6DM

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
NORTHWOOD STN - HANWELL BROADWAY (SDO jnys) M operated

Metrobus operation transferred to Greenford (G).
New contract starts with low floor buses.

DM173

 

 

DM173 demonstrates the new order at Yeading


19.04.03
G301+
16TN
12TN
9TN

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Start of phased introduction of low floor double deck operation

 

 

TN33159 shows off the very clear blind display


06.03.10
G301+
16TN
12TN
9TN

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal


22.06.13
G301+
16TN
12TN
9TN
Contract novated to Metroline West - no change to operation

 

 

 

TN33292 was transferred to Metroline when First pulled out and was renumbered TP1523. Seen here at the new Mount Vernon bus stand

 

 

23.07.14
G301+
16TE
12TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Southbound buses diverted between Northwood Hills Circus and Eastcote via Pinner Road, Rickmansworth Road, Cuckoo Hill and High Road whilst roadworks carried out outside Northwood Hills Station. A free service ( 582 ) was provided from Joel Street to High Road Eastcote

06.09.14
G301+
16TE
12TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Normal service resumed

07.03.15
G301+
16TE
12TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal

 

A mix of new Enviroros and Trident is seen on most days. TE1740 is seen on the stand at Mount Vernon with a misleading destination


07.03.20
G301+
16TE
13TE
9TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Contract renewal

27.11.21
G301+
16TE
13TE
10TE

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL - EALING HOSPITAL
Revised running time

MVH2587 Mount Vernon Hospital

MVH2587Mount Vernon Hospital

LG Transport

 

 



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Operating Garages

HW Southall
Changeover point at garage or Greenford

HL Hanwell
Changeover point at garage

G Greenford
Changeover point at garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point at garage

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Date of edit   Thursday, 23.05.24