Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.09.99
HN
8sd
6sd
3sd

SOUTH HARROW STN - Whitton Avenue - Sudbury Hill - Alperton - Hanger Lane - Western Avenue - Gypsy Corner - Park Royal - - WILLESDEN JUNCTION STN
NEW ROUTE
replacing Route 187 between South Harrow and Park Royal operated by London Traveller from Harlesden depot.

09.00
HN
8sd
6sd
3sd
Company now trades as Metropolitan Omnibus

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
New operator


 

V508 South Harrow

 


25.05.02
HN
8sd
7sd
3sd

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Rerouted between Gipsy Corner and Park Royal via the full length of Park Royal Road instead of Chase Road - Minerva Road - and Standard Road.

01.11.02
WB
8sd
7sd
3sd
Contract reassigned

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Operation transferred to Thorpes from their base at Wembley

07.06.03
PA
9sd
7sd
3sd

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Wembley allocation moved to Perivale (PA)

 

Dart 535 South Harrow stand

 


06.03.04
ON
9DML
7DML
4DML
Contract reassigned

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
New contract

DM491 Willesden Junction stand

24.03.07
ON
9DML
7DML
4DML

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Rerouted via grounds of Central Middlesex Hospital to serve new bus station

 

 

VNL32218 usually seen on the 83 route strays onto the 487 - seen here on a short working to Gipsy Corner

 

 


28.06.08
WJ
9DML
7DML
4DML

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Transferred from Alperton (ON) to Willesden Junction (WJ)

 

 

DML41237 unknown location

 


07.03.09
WJ
9DMLe
7DMLe
6DMLe

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Contract renewal - Sunday service increased. New E200 darts introduced

 

 

DML41237 Park Royal ?

 


28.04.12
ON301+
9DMLe
7DMLe
6DMLe

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Allocation moved from Willesden Junction (WJ) to Alperton (ON)

22.06.13
ON301+
9DE
7DE
6DE
Contract novated to Metroline West

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
New operator

DE1604 turns into Willesden Junction Station approach

08.03.14
ON301+
9DE
8DE
6DE

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Contract extended for 2 years

VW1777 although a strange vistor this is quite a common occurrence

05.03.16
ON301+
11DE
10DE
6DE

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Contract renewal with increased frequencies

DE1618 Park Royal Station

06.03.21
ON301+
11DE
10DE
6DE

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Contract extended for two years

28.08.21
WJ151+
11DE
10DE
7DE

SOUTH HARROW  -  WILLESDEN JUNCTION
Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

ON Alperton
Changeover at Bridgewater Road

PA Perivale
Changeover not known

WB Wembley
Changeover at WJ

HN Harlesden
Changeover WJ

WJ Willesden Junction
Changeover at WJ

A study of the route record reveals an oddity which is quite comon with TFL. The turn at Alperton Sainsburys shows the the last stop is Bridgewater Road for Alperton Station and yet blind display shows that Sainsbury's must be used. Before Mike Harris retired I would point out these fopars and he would edit the route description documents accordingly.

Extract from First map dated 2007 drawn by Mike Harris
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