Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.01.62
EW
17RT
13RT
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BOREHAMWOOD Rossington Avenue - Brook Road - Theobald Street - Elstree Way - Manor Way - Stirling Corner - Selvage Lane - Burnt Oak - COLINDALE Annesley Avenue (Sats) - W Hendon - Cricklewood - Walm Lane - WILLESDEN GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
NEW ROUTE PART OF TROLLEYBUS REPLACMENT PROGRAM
and replaced most of 52 service between Mill Hill and Borehamwood and part of TB 666 between Burnt Oak and Willesden

Scanned from May 1962 Red Book
06.06.62
EW
17RT
--
--

BOREHAMWOOD  -  BURNT OAK ( Mon-Fri evenings )  -  WILLESDEN GARAGE  (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Saturday service replaced mainly by new 292A Borehamwood and Watford

Withdrawn evenings between Burnt Oak and Willesden

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

RT2991 waits at the Rossington Avenue terminus

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27.01.65
EW
14RT
--
--

BOREHAMWOOD - BURNT OAK (Mon-Fri evenings ) - COLINDALE Annesly Avenue (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Withdrawn between Colindale and Willesden

Scanned fromAmendment 1 November 1964 Red Book

RT885 Barnet Way - at a bus/coach stop on the A1

© Malcolm Allan

14.07.73
EW1+
15DMS
12DMS
5DMS

BOREHAMWOOD Rossington Avenue - Burnt Oak - EDGWARE STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat/Sun) or COLINDALE Annesly Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks) - GRAHAME PARK Quakers Course (Mon-Fri peak jnys)
ONE PERSON OPERATION
Diverted at Burnt Oak to Edgware Station except for Mon-Fri peaks
Mon-Fri peak journeys extended from Colindale to Grahame Park .
Sat and Sun introduced.

 

 

DMS673 Borehamwood estate

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22.10.80
EW1+
15M
12M
6M

Converted from DMS to Metrobus.

  M352 Shenley Road, Borehamwood
25.06.83
EW1+
9M
9M
4M

BOREHAMWOOD - EDGWARE STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat/Sun) or COLINDALE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - GRAHAME PARK Quakers Course (Mon-Fri peak jnys)
Mon-Fri peak service extended from COLINDALE Annesly Avenue to Station.

M424 at the Grahame Park stop

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06.06.87
SA
dd
dd
dd

Operated by LONDON COUNTRY NORTH EAST

LR7 Station Road Edgware
Atlantean AN112 Edgware Station sidecourt
03.02.88
BT
dd
dd
dd

BOREHAMWOOD - EDGWARE STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat/Sun) or COLINDALE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - GRAHAME PARK Quakers Course (Mon-Fri peak jnys)
Due to strike action by LCNW , Borehamwood Transport Services were brought in at short notice to operate 292

22.02.88
BT
6S
6S
3S

Operated by BOREHAMWOOD TRANSPORT SERVICES with Scania dd.

September 1989 Edgware High Street AN15 Borehamwood
11.11.89
BT51+
6S
6S
3S

BOREHAMWOOD - EDGWARE STN (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat/Sun) or COLINDALE STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Grahame Park withdrawn.

ODD MEN OUT both pictures  by busmap.co.uk
11.05.93
BT51+
6S
6S
3S

Diverted Mon-Sat shopping hours via BOREHAMWOOD Tesco's

03.07.93
BT51+
dd
dd
dd

BOREHAMWOOD Rossington Avenue - Theobald Street - Manor Way - Stirling Corner - Mill Hill - Hale Lane - Edgware - Burnt Oak - COLINDALE Asda
Diverted at Mill Hill to run direct to Edgware via Hale Lane. Deans Lane section replaced by new 305.

Gateshead Road, Borehamwood

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04.12.93
EW761+
7M
7M
3M
New contract commenced with Metroline

M911 Edgware

This image available with the
Metrobus download

05.12.98
BT61+
7ON
7ON
3ON

Operated by Sovereign from Edgware (BT)

Scanned from 1998 leaflet informing of new operator

Northern Counties Palatine Olympian S53

 

VA16 Colindale stand

 

03.11.02
BT61+
8ON
7ON
3ON

Sovereign taken over by London United

06.12.08
BT51+
9VLP
9VLP
6VLP

Contract renewal

03.03.11
BT51+
9VLP
9VLP
6VLP

Formal date for split with London United - transferred to Veolia-Transdev but still displays Transdev fleet names.

07.12.13
BT51+
9VLP
9VLP
6VLP

Contract renewal

 

VLP18 Tesco Borehamwood

 

29.04.14
BT51+
9SLE
9SLE
6SLE
Route now operated by RATP
no change to operation

 

VH45153 usually found on Route 139 is seen at Stirling Corner

© Ian Armstrong

08.12.18
EW141+
10VW
9VW
7VW
Contract reassigned

BOREHAMWOOD  -- COLINDALE Superstores
Contract reassigned using buses ex105 VW type

Commwnts from Alan Bond ( ex EW driver )

Photo taken right outside the 'Walford Fish Bar' which used to appear in a few 'East Enders' episodes. It was called the Walford Fish bar long before the programme started and I am pretty sure that's where the producers pinched the name from. One of the EW regular drivers who used to do the staff bus lived at Rossington Ave and it wasn't unusual for my mate who lived there too and used to go home on the late turn and the SB driver would take the bus back into the garage for him. Very convenient. I didn't mind the 292s but I detested the 142s, all brake and bell as Alfie Harmes described it. When I worked with Bill Fitzsimmons on the 142 rota we got stuck with no 13 Spreadover for a week - it was six Kilburns, bloody hard work. The second half was just about manageable if your bus came in on time but it was usually late after getting a bashing with the schoolkids. On one occasion we took over 18 mins late with a 142 and a 266 missing that should have been in front of us. We were domino all the way to Kilburn on the first journey and I sold 392 tickets on that one journey and 300 of them were 3d. It worked out at the equivalent of exactly seven seated bus loads. Luckily,  I picked up two crews at Cricklewood gar who were going down to the Crown to take over on the 16s and one of the conductors did the bell for me for that bit. When I worked out at Bletchley for UCOC, the conductors used to moan if they sold that many tickets on a shift let alone on one journey. 52s on a Sunday coulde be a bit busy too but at least you didn't get held up in traffic and you often had time for a cuppa at Vic. We were doing a short to Ladbroke grove one Sunday lunchtime and Paddy McKilbride and his mate were on the bus in front. I stood next to his conductor at the time clocks and watched him punch out dead on time for a Willesden Gar short and we followed about four minutes later. When we got to St George's Hospital at Hyde Park Corner we picked up a domino load so Paddy must have just gone by the stop and left them. It was either that or he had hidden somewhere along the way. We were slaughtered all the way to the Grove but still saw no sign of him. We asked the point inspector at the Eagle what had happened but he said he never saw Paddy go by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

EW Edgware
Changeover point Edgware Station.

Prior to 1973 changeover was at Burnt Oak Bald Faced Stag

SA St Albans (LCNE)
Changeover point Edgware Station or BOREHAMWOOD Rossington Avenue.

BTS Borehamwood
Changeover point BOREHAMWOOD New Crown

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Sunday, 28.04.19