Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
MH
3LTL
3LTL
3LTL


MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  - Bounds Green - Southgate - WINCHMORE HILL Chase Side Tavern
Prior to this date this single deck route had been numbered 603

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

27.10.43
MH
6LTL
5LTL
4LTL

MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  - Bounds Green - Southgate - WINCHMORE HILL Chase Side Tavern ( Daily )  -  Green Dragon  Lane - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema (  Daily journeys )
Daily journeys projected from Chase Side Tavern to Capitol Cinema

19.04.44
MH
3LTL
3LTL
3LTL

MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  - WINCHMORE HILL Chase Side Tavern ( Daily evenings ) -  Northern Hospital ( Daily except evenings ) - Capitol Cinema ( Daily journeys except evenings )
Part of service extended from Chase Side Tavern to Northern Hospital except evenings

12.11.47
MH
6LTL+
7LTL
6LTL
    2TD/212    

MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema
Regular service introduced over the whole route

1948
During 1948 after the introduction of the NHS - the Northern Hospital was renamed Highlands Hospital to avoid confusion with Royal Northern Hospital

14.05.52
MH
6Q+
9Q
8Q
    2TD/212    

Type change

This wonderful shot of TD26 at Muswell Hill, the crew are probably having a cup of Griffin Tea in the mobile canteen

© Red RF



06.05.53
MH
6RT
7RT
7RT

MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema
Converted to double deck (RT) operation


06.10.54
MH
8RT
5RT
5RT

ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) Archway Road - - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Muswell Hill to Archway.


30.04.58
MH
7RT+
5RT
5RT
    1RT/43    

Taken from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

26.11.58
MH
7RT
5RT
--

ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn.

RT3308 The Green, Southgate

© Malcolm Allan


25.10.69
MH
9RT
5RM
--

ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY - WINCHMORE HILL Capitol Cinema ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Routemaster operation introduced.

RM1973 at the Muswell Hill stand, unusual to see a car on the stand

Part of Jeff Lloyd Collection


16.01.71
MH
6SMS
3SMS
--

GOLDERS GREEN STN (Mon-Fri peaks) Finchley - Falloden Way - The Bishops Avenue - East Finchley - Fortis Green - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY (MS) Bounds Green - SOUTHGATE STN (MS) - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to single deck OPO operation.
Withdrawn between Muswell Hill and Archway but diverted to Golders Green instead via Route 102.
Withdrawn between Southgate and Winchmore Hill except for Mon-Fri peak service to Highlands Hospital.

17.04.71
MH
6SMS
3SMS
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
The Mon-Fri peak extension from Southgate to Winchmore Hill withdrawn - this section was covered by Route 125


14.02.76
MH41+
6MB
3MB
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Vehicle type change.

MB362 Southgate

© John Parkin


24.10.76
MH41+
6SMS
4SMS
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Reverted to SMS.

SMS835 Southgate Station

© John Parkin


18.06.78
MH41+
6DMS
4DMS
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Double Deck operation re-introduced.

DMS38 Southgate Station

© Paul Davis


25.06.79
MH41+
5LS
2LS
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Leyland Nationals introduced.
Interesting to note that each version of the 244 operated Leyland Nationals

LS178 Southgate Station

© John Parkin


30.01.82
MH41+
5LS
2M
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTHGATE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Metrobus operation introduced.

M511 Muswell Hill stand

© John Parkin

24.04.82
Route withdrawn
- partly replaced by revised W9

Operating Garage

MH Muswell Hill
Changeover point Muswell Hill Broadway