Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
ON
5RT
5RT
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE - Neasden Lane - Neasden - Wembley Park - Wembley Park Drive - Wembley High Road - Ealing Road - Alperton - Manor Farm Road - then via Aintree Road - Bideford Avenue - Dawlish Avenue - or Bilton Road - Horsenden Lane South - Dawlish Avenue - PERIVALE Bideford Avenue ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn section of Route 46.

Extracted from September 68 Red Book

19.07.69
ON
7MB
5RT
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  PERIVALE ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri service converted to OPO - Saturday remained crew operated.

25.10.69
ON
7MB
6MB
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  PERIVALE ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday service converted to OPO.
Perivale loop revised to operate in clockwise direction only.

05.02.72
ON
7DMS
6DMS
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  PERIVALE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to double deck operation.

 

DMS851 Alperton Station

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24.01.80
ON141+
7M
6M
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE  -  PERIVALE ( Mon-Sat  )
Converted from Daimler Fleetline to MCW Metrobus operation.

 

 

M198 Willesden Garage

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04.09.82
AC61+
8M
6M
--

WILLESDEN - PERIVALE CIRCULAR
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE replacing withdrawn Route 8 journeys. Alperton allocation replaced by Willesden which lost Route 8 at this time.

02.06.84
AC61+
10M
6M
--

WILLESDEN GARAGE - Neasden - Wembley - Alperton - Perivale - Teignmouth Gardens - Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Castlebar Hill - Castlebar Road - Montpelier Avenue - Eaton Rise - Castlebar Road - Haven Green - EALING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Perivale to Ealing Broadway and rerouted westbound in Perivale via entire length of Dawlish Avenue instead of Rockford Avenue and Tavistock Avenue.

29.09.84
AC61+
10M
8M
--
 
ON141+
-
--
2M

WILLESDEN GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - Neasden - Wembley - or WEMBLEY ARENA (Suns) to Alperton - Perivale - Teignmouth Gardens - Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Castlebar Hill - Castlebar Road - Montpelier Avenue - Eaton Rise - Castlebar Road - Haven Green - EALING BROADWAY
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Sunday service introduced between Ealing and Wembley Arena to cater for Sunday Market operated by Alperton (ON).


02.06.85
AC61+
10M
8M
--
 
ON141+
-
--
2M


WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Additional Mon-Fri peak service WILLESDEN GARAGE - WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE.
Sunday service extended from Wembley to Willesden


01.12.90
ON141+
12DW
2M
10DW
3DW
Contract reassigned

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Converted to midibus operation except for a few Mon-Fri journeys which retained Metrobus but used buses ex 83 and 224.
The Mon-Fri additional Mon-Fri journeys diverted to WEMBLEY TRADING ESTATE withdrawn.
Rerouted southbound Mon-Fri mornings via Perivale Station instead of Bideford Avenue and Dawllish Avenue.


06.07.91
ON
12DW
11DW
5DW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Metrobus journeys withdrawn.
Sunday routeing via Empire Way withdrawn in favour of MS routeing.

DW12 passes Alperton Garage, November 1991

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30.05.92
ON
12DW
11DW
5DW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Rerouted in Alperton via Athlon Road and Manor Farm Road (south) instead of Manor Farm Road (north) this section "hail and ride"
Rerouted in Ealing to operate direct via Castlebar Road instead of Eaton Rise and Montpelier Avenue.

06.06.97
ON
13DP
12DP
5DP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
The "hail and ride" section of route in Alperton converted to fixed stop.

 

DP23 Alperton Sainsbury's

 


05.12.98
AC321+
15DLD
14DLD
8DLD
Contract reassigned

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
New operator

 

DLD92 Haven Green

 


28.06.03
PV201+
15TP
14TP
11TP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Transferred within Metroline from Willesden (AC) to Perivale (PV)
Converted to double deck temporarily and the Darts were used for Route W8 until a low bridge problem at Edmonton was resolved.

02.09.03
PV201+
15DLD
14DLD
11DLD

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Converted back to single deck and the TP type transferred to Potters Bar for their rightful place on Route W8.

06.12.03
PV201+
15TP
14TP
11TP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Converted to double deck operation

23.06.07
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
Loaned First buses used so that Metroline buses could be used on Route 7 until delivery of new buses.

 

Hired TNL902 Western Avenue - Perivale

 


07.06.08
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP
Night service
PV671+
3TP
4TP
4TP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Night service introduced.

 

TP349 Ealing Broadway Station

 


06.12.08
PV201+
15TP
15TP
14TP
Night service
PV671+
3TP
4TP
4TP

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Contract renewal

07.03.09
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Allocation moved to Perivale West and converted to TE operation

 

TE895 Haven Green

 


01.05.14
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY
( 24/7 )
See map below
Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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05.12.15
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Contract renewal

VW1180 Wembley Park

13.05.17
PA61+
16TE
16TE
13TE
Night service
PA671+
3TE
4TE
4TE

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Revised daily times

SEL742 Ealing Broadway

01.08.20
PA61+
19VW
20VW
16VW
Night service
PA671+
3VW
4VW
4VW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Revised daily times

05.12.20
PA61+
19VW
20VW
16VW
Night service
PA671+
3VW
4VW
4VW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Contract extended for two years

26.02.22
PV151+
16VW
16VW
13VW
Night service
PV181+
3VW
4VW
3VW

WILLESDEN GARAGE - EALING BROADWAY ( 24/7 )
Perivale (PA) allocation moved to Perivale (PV)

 

Current Blind



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Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Changeover point at garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point at garage

PV Perivale West
Changeover point Alperton Sainsbury's

PA Perivale
Changeover point Perivale Station

Live visual

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Tuesday, 01.03.22