Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.07.98
PB181+
3DMS
2DMS
--
New service

POTTERS BAR STATION - Mutton Lane - Dugdale Hill Lane - Kitts End - Hadley Highstone - Barnet High Street - Meadway - NEW BARNET STATION (Mon-Sat)
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn section of Route 326operated by London Northern from Potters Bar Garage and supported by Hertfordshire County Council

 

 

DMS14 Potters Bar Station

 


15.05.99
PB181+
5DMS
4DMS
--

POTTERS BAR GARAGE - The Walk - Potters Bar Station - Kitts End - Hadley Highstone - Barnet High Street - Meadway - New Barnet - Oakleigh Park - Whetstone - Friern Barnet Lane - Torrington Park - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Extended in Potters Bar from Station to Garage and extended via East Barnet - Oakleigh Park - Whetstone and Torrington Park to provide new links to the underground at Woodside Park Station.

 
Taken from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

24.06.00
PB181+
5DRL
4DRL
--

POTTERS BAR GARAGE - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
DMS replaced by larger buses.

DR16 Potters Bar Station

 


24.11.01
PB181+
4DP
4DP
--

POTTERS BAR GARAGE - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Low floor buses introduced

26.07.03
SM1+
3DN
3DN
--
Contract reassigned

BARNET The Spires - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Withdrawn between Barnet & Potters Bar without replacement .
New Contract awarded to Sullivan Buses

 

Caetano DN7 The Spires Barnet stand

© Ian Armstrong


26.07.08
PB141+
3DES
3DES
--
Contract reassigned

BARNET The Spires - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
New operator

27.07.13
PB141+
3DES
3DES
--

BARNET The Spires - - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Contract extended for two years

 

 

DES794 has blinds set already for the southbound journey at Barnet Church northbound stop

 


25.07.15
HF
3DE
3DE
--
uno logo Contract reassigned

BARNET The Spires - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
New contract with UNO operated from Hatfield base

603 at Spires stand

 © Bernard Fahey


25.07.20
HF
3DE
3DE
--

BARNET The Spires - WOODSIDE PARK STATION (Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Contract extended for two years

17.10.20
HF
4DE
4DE
--

Barnet The Spires Shopping Centre - Stapylton Road - Salisbury Road - High Street - High Barnet Station - Meadway - Potter's Road - Plantagenet Road - Station Road - Station Approach - New Barnet Station - Station Approach - Lyonsdown Road - Station Road - East Barnet Road - East Barnet - Longmore Avenue - Netherlands Road - Oakleigh Park Station - Oakleigh Park North - Athenaeum Road - High Road Whetstone - Friern Barnet Lane - Torrington Park - High Road North Finchley - double run via Woodside Park Road to Woodside Park Station - High Road North Finchley - Granville Road - Finchley Memorial Hospital ( Mon-Sat execept late evenings )
Underlined sections operate on a Hail & Ride basis - buses stop anywhere safe


Finchley Memorial Hospital - Granville Road - High Road North Finchley - Kingsway - Ballards Lane - High Road North Finchley - double run via Woodside Park Road to Woodside Park Station - High Road North Finchley - Torrington Park - Friern Barnet Lane - High Road Whetstone - Athenaeum Road - Oakleigh Park North - Oakleigh Park Station - Netherlands Road - Longmore Avenue - East Barnet - East Barnet Road - Station Road - Lyonsdown Road - Station Approach - New Barnet Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Plantagenet Road - Potter's Road - Meadway - High Barnet Station - High Street - St Albans Road - Stapylton Road - Barnet The Spires Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat execept late evenings )
Underlined sections operate on a Hail & Ride basis - buses stop anywhere safe
Extended from Woodside Park to Finchley Memorial Hospital

Uno 605 High Road, Whetstone shows off the new branding and the new destination

© Samuel Letsu

 

Operating Garages

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point The Spires - but duties started and finished by running to and from garage light

SM South Mimms (Sullivans)
Changeover point Barnet - The Spires

UNO
Changeover point Barnet - The Spires

Additional by Dean Sullivan

· Barnet The Spires
· Barnet Church
· New Barnet Station
· Oakleigh Park Stn
· Totteridge & Whetstone Station
· North Finchley (Tally Ho!)
· Woodside Park
All were on the blinds.

In the case of Oakleigh Park Station the turn was for buses from the Barnet direction only. The buses turned via the roundabout at the junction of Oakleigh Park North & South. Although to my knowledge this was never used.

Another was North Finchley (Tally Ho!) which was a turn in case buses could not reach Woodside Park. This appeared in the tender document - so I queried this at the time – and that was the reply. Never used.

Lastly Totteridge & Whetstone Station was used very rarely – perhaps about three times in five years. We did not like to turn buses mid route as both sides of the route had/have bespoke mileage - meaning customers had no alternative choice.

Buses did get turned at Barnet Church – but it was quite rare. Most buses ran end to end. It was a matter of pride!

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Saturday, 14.08.21