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Metroline
Metroline logo
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Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL on route 134 on Camden High Street

Parent companyComfortDelGro
FoundedDecember 1988
HeadquartersCricklewood
Service areaGreater London
Service typeBus services
Routes112
FleetAlexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
Dennis Dart SLF
Dennis Trident 2
MAN 12.240
New Bus for London
Optare Tempo
Scania N230UD
Scania OmniCity
Volvo B7TL
Volvo B9TL
Web sitewww.metroline.co.uk
File:Metroline Routemaster bus route 98 Oxford Street 16 April 2003.jpg
File:Metroline bus LT15 (LTZ 1015), route 24, 22 June 2013.jpg

Metroline is a bus company operating services in Greater London. It is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro and operates services under contract to Transport for London. Metroline is the third largest London Buses operator after Go-Ahead London and Arriva London. Operations are split between two registered companies, Metroline Travel Limited and Metroline West Limited. Template:TOClimit

Company historyEdit

Metroline was established in December 1988[1] as one of 12 operating subsidiaries by London Buses in preparation for privatisation. In October 1994 Metroline was sold to MTL and in March 2000 to DelGro Corporation.[2] In August 2004 ComfortDelGro purchased Thorpe & Sons[3] and in November 2004 Armchair Passenger Transport Company[4] with seven routes and 86 buses. Initially both retained their existing names before being rebranded in January 2007.[2]

When privatised, Metroline adopted a livery of red with a dark blue skirt. This was briefly changed to light blue in the mid 2000s before the dark blue was reinstated. In June 2009, Metroline adopted an all red scheme to comply with Transport for London requirements.

On 22 June 2013, Metroline purchased FirstGroup's Alperton, Greenford, Hayes, Uxbridge and Willesden Junction depots with 494 buses.[5]

Metroline Travel LimitedEdit

Metroline Travel Limited[6] operates nine bus garages.

Brentford (AH) Edit

As of September 2017, Brentford garage operates London bus routes 117, 190, 209, 235, 237, E2 and E8, and school route 609.

History Edit

On 3 September 2011, route 117 was passed to Abellio London.

On 12 January 2013, route 635 was passed to London United.

On 3 September 2016, Metroline commenced operating route 117.

On 7 January 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 235.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 117, 209 and 609
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m / MCV Evolution (DM) for route 190
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 10.8m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEL) for route 235
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 237, E2 and E8

Cricklewood (W) Edit

As of September 2017, Cricklewood garage operates London bus routes 16, 32, 112, 143, 210, 232, 316, 324, 332, C11, school routes 632 and 643, 24-hour routes 189 and 266, and night route N16.

History Edit

On 23 September 2000, route 139 was transferred to this garage from North Acton (NA) garage.

On 12 October 2002, route 316 passed to Thorpes.

On 9 November 2002, route 205 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 1 February 2003, route 112 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 4 September 2004, route 268 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 5 February 2005, route C11 passed to Thorpes.

On 21 May 2005, routes 143 and 326 passed to Thorpes.

On 21 May 2005, Metroline commenced operating route 316.

On 21 May 2005, route 232 was transferred from this garage to North Wembley (NW) garage.

On 7 March 2009, route 210 was transferred to this garage from Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 30 May 2009, route 251 was transferred to this garage from North Wembley (NW) garage.

On 3 September 2011, route 251 was passed to London Sovereign.

On 1 October 2011, route C11 was transferred to this garage from Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 19 May 2012, route 266 passed to First London.

On 9 June 2012, routes 143, 232 and 326 were transferred to this garage from Perivale West (PA) and Perivale East (PV) garages.

On 29 June 2012, the Edgware (EW) allocation for route N16 was transferred to this garage.

On 2 August 2014, Metroline commenced operating route 112. 

On 25 July 2015, route 326 passed to London Sovereign.

On 26 September 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 168.

On 24 October 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 324.

On 3 September 2016, the Harrow Weald (HD) allocation for route N16 was transferred to this garage.

On 21 January 2017, part of route 316 was transferred to Willesden (AC) garage.

On 1 April 2017, the Willesden (AC) allocation of route 316 was be transferred to this garage, route 168 was transferred from this garage to Holloway (HT) Garage and 139 passed to London Sovereign.

On 29 July 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 266.

Bus types in use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 143, 232, 316, 324 and C11
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for route 112
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for routes 266
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.1m & 10.2m (TEH) for routes 32 and N16
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.2m / Enviro 400 MMC (TEH) for route 332
  • Dennis Trident 9.9m / Alexander ALX400 (TA) for routes 210, 632 and 643
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 16 and 189   

Edgware (EW)Edit

As of September 2017, Edgware garage operates routes 107, 113, 186, 204 and 240, school route 606, and night routes N5, N98 and N113.

HistoryEdit

When Edgware garage was first opened by the London General Omnibus Company in 1925 it had space for 24 buses, but there was plenty of room adjacent to the then recently built underground station. In 1939 a new building was erected next to the original one, which was to become the new bus station, while the remaining open parking area was used to store vehicles for the trolleybus replacement programme. In 1984 a new 100-bus garage was built on old railway land at a cost of £4.5 million. However, in 1992 Edgware garage was earmarked for closure, as Cricklewood garage was to become a fully functioning garage with new facilities. The outdoor parking area and the bus station then became a midibus base in 1993, with a new bus wash and light maintenance facilities provided in the yard. In 1999 London Sovereign, which had won some recent tenders in the North East London area, took on a 10-year lease on half of Edgware garage and invested in new maintenance facilities to replace its former base at Borehamwood. In late 2000 Metroline moved back into the other half of the garage, making it one of the few garages to be shared by two operators.

On 31 August 2002, routes 288 and 305 were transferred from this garage to North Wembley (NW) garage and route 204 was transferred to this garage from North Wembley (NW) garage.

On 4 September 2004, routes 251 and 303 were transferred from this garage to North Wembley (NW) garage and route 186 was transferred to this garage from Harrow Weald (HD) garage.

On 10 October 2009, Metroline commenced operating route 606.

On 29 June 2012, the Edgware (EW) allocation for route N16 was transferred to Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 1 September 2012, route 605 passed to London Sovereign.

Bus types in use:Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for routes 107, 186, 204, 240, 606, N5 and N98
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.1m & 10.2m (TEH) for routes 113, 240 and N113

Harrow Weald (HD)Edit

As of September 2017, Harrow Weald garage operates routes 182, H12, 24-hour route 140, school route 640, and Night route N18.

HistoryEdit

Harrow Weald garage was opened in 1930 by the London General Omnibus Company to replace the much smaller South Harrow garage. The new garage had to be extended over the forecourt just two years later to provide additional space. In its earlier years the garage was used by experimental vehicles including the Daimler CH6s and the first diesel bus (ST). In 1987 Harrow Weald was the base for the new Harrow Buses operation set up by London Transport which had won tenders for a new local network. The garage survived the collapse of Harrow Buses and passed to Metroline, and in 1994 just short of 60 buses were based there. The garage also carries out engineering work on buses based at Edgware garage.

On 4 September 2004, Metroline took over the operation of route H12, route 186 was transferred to Edgware (EW) garage from this garage and route H14 passed to London Sovereign.

On 5 September 2009, route 640 passed to Arriva The Shires.

On 30 August 2014, Metroline recommenced operating route 640.

On 3 September 2016, part of route N16's allocation was transferred to Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 3 September 2016, part of route N18's allocation was transferred to this garage.

London United will take over the operation of route N18 from 11 November 2017.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 140, 182, 640, H12 and N18 
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) for route H12

Holloway (HT)Edit

As of September 2017, Holloway garage operates London bus routes 4, 17, 91, 134 (night service only on this 24-hour route), 168, 603, 24-hour routes 24, 43, 271 and 390, school route 143, weekend night route W7 and night routes N5 (Friday and Saturday nights only), N20 and N91.

HistoryEdit

Originally opened as Holloway Tram Depot in 1907, it was the largest of the London County Council's sheds, with space for 336 trams. It was renamed Highgate in 1950 (by which time it was a trolleybus depot) to avoid confusion with Holloway (J) Bus Garage, and then back to Holloway in 1971 following the closure of the original Holloway garage. The garage then had an allocation of 210 buses, although that drifted downwards until 1993, when the closure of Chalk Farm and the transfer of five routes into the garage meant Holloway was once again full. Today the garage is almost at capacity levels, with around 200 buses allocated in addition to the outstation at Kings Cross.

In November 2002, Metroline commenced operating route 24.

On 9 February 2007, route 24 passed to London General.

On 7 February 2009, Metroline commenced operating routes 91 and N91.

In July 2010, the daytime allocation for route 390 was transferred to this garage from King's Cross (KX) garage.

On 5 February 2011, route W5 passed to CT Plus.

On 28 April 2012, route C2 passed to Abellio London.

On 10 November 2012, Metroline recommenced operating route 24.

On 1 April 2017, the daytime allocation of route 134 was transferred from this garage to Potters Bar (PB) Garage and route 168 was transferred to this garage from Cricklewood (W) Garage.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for routes 4, 43, 271 and 603
  • New Routemaster 10.6m (ST) for route 91 
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 24, 91,168 and 390
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for route 17, to be introduced on route 4 from 30 September 2017
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m & 10.6m / Plaxton President (VP/VPL) for routes 4 and 43
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 43, 134, 143, W7, N5, N20, and N91

King's Cross (KC)Edit

As of September 2017, King's Cross garage operates routes 46, 274 and 24-hour route 214.

HistoryEdit

On 10 July 2010, this garage in Freight Lane opened to replace King's Cross (KX) garage in York Lane.

London General will take over the operation of route 214 from 17 August 2019.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 46, 214 and 274
  • BYD K9E / Enviro 200 electric to be introduced on route 46 from 23 June 2018
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Alexander Dennis Pointer (DLD) for route 214

Perivale East (PV) Edit

As of September 2017, Perivale East garage operates London bus routes 7, 79 and 245 and night route N7.

HistoryEdit

On 31 August 2002, route 95 was transferred to this garage from Harlesden (HR) garage.

On 9 November 2002, route 205 was transferred to this garage from Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 1 February 2003, route 112 was transferred to this garage from Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 28 June 2003, route 297 was transferred to this garage from Willesden (AC) garage.

On 31 July 2004, route 112 passed to Tellings-Golden Miller.

On 4 September 2004, route 268 was transferred to this garage from Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 21 May 2005, route 460 was transferred to this garage from Park Royal (PR) garage.

On 29 April 2006, route 90 was transferred to this garage from North Wembley (NW) garage.

On 29 April 2006, route 95 passed to First London.

On 10 June 2006, route 268 passed to Arriva The Shires.

On 7 March 2009, route 297 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 30 May 2009, routes 206 and 232 were transferred to this garage from North Wembley (NW) garage.

On 30 August 2009, route 205 passed to East London.

On 11 December 2010, route 70 was transferred to this garage from Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 11 December 2010, route 460 was transferred from this garage to Willesden (AC) garage.

On 26 November 2011, Metroline commenced operating route 79.

On 26 November 2011, route 90 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

On 28 April 2012, route 206 passed to First London.

On 9 June 2012, route 232 was transferred from this garage to Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 23 June 2012, Perivale East was announced closed.

On 6 August 2016, Perivale East reopened, with routes 7, 79, 245 and N7 transferring to this garage.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 7 and N7  
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 79 and 245

Perivale West (PA)Edit

As of September 2017, Perivale West garage operates London bus routes 90, 120, 395, 24-hour routes 105 and 297 and school route 611.

HistoryEdit

On 26 May 2007, Metroline commenced operating route E6.

On 7 March 2009, route 210 was transferred from this garage to Cricklewood (W) garage.

On 7 March 2009, route 297 was transferred to this garage from Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 2 July 2011, Metroline commenced operating route 105.

On 1 October 2011, route C11 was transferred to Cricklewood (W) garage from this garage.

On 26 November 2011, route 90 was transferred to this garage from Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 9 June 2012, routes 143 and 326 were transferred to Cricklewood (W) garage from this garage.

On 23 June 2012, routes 7, 79, 611 and N7 were transferred to this from Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 11 June 2016, route E6 was transferred from this garage to Greenford (G) garage.

On 6 August 2016, routes 7, 79 and N7 was transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 24 June 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 120.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 395 
  • Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer (DP) as a meal relief buses
  • Scania N230UD 10.8m / East Lancs Olympus (SEL) for routes 90, 297 and 611
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 90, 105 and 297
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 VWH) for routes 120 and 297

Potters Bar (PB)Edit

As of September 2017, Potters Bar garage operates London bus routes 125, 134 (the daytime service only), 234, 263, 382, 384, W8, school route 634, weekend night routes 34 and 307 and night routes N20 and N91, along with Hertfordshire County Council routes 84, 242, 714 and PB1.

HistoryEdit

Opened in 1930 at a cost of over £48,000 by the London General Omnibus Comapny subsidiary 'Overground', it was nearly closed in the 1960s as it was too far north to be useful to the red bus network. It survived but soon faced closure again in the 1980s during deregulation. This time it was saved after crews accepted a revised pay agreement and the depot tendered for and won Hertfordshire County Council routes. During the Second World War and in the run-up to the Festival of Britain, the garage was used as a storage facility for buses. In 1952 the garage allocation consisted entirely of AEC Regent III RTs, with some 68 as a daily requirement. In 1973 the experimental FRM1 was allocated to the garage for single bus route 284 and lasted there until 1976. The garage has seen a mix of buses over the years, ranging from Ford minibuses and A class Dodges to Volvo Ailsas and the route-branded X43 Scanias transferred when Finchley garage closed.

On 26 July 2003, route 383 passed to Sullivan Buses.

On 7 June 2008, route 231 passed to First London.

On 26 July 2008, Metroline recommenced operating route 383.

On 31 August 2013, Metroline commenced operating route 634.

On 31 August 2013, route 626 passed to Sullivan Buses.

On 8 November 2014, Metroline commenced operating route 34.  

On 31 January 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 125. 

On 25 July 2015, route 383 passed to UNO.

On 12 December 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 307 .

On 4 February 2017, route W9 passed to Sullivan Buses.

On 1 April 2017, the daytime allocation for route 134 was transferred to this garage from Holloway (HT) Garage.

On 3 June 2017, route 217 passed to Sullivan Buses.

On 15 July 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 382

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.6m (DEM) for routes 234, 382 and 384
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for routes 84, 242 and 714
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for routes 134, 263, 307, 634, W8, N20 and N91  
  • Dennis Trident 9.9m / Alexander ALX400 (TA) for route 84 
  • Dennis Trident 9.9m / Plaxton President (TP) for route 84  
  • Dennis Dart SLF 9.4m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (DSD) for route PB1 
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 34 and 125
  • Wright Streetlite 10.4m (STL) for route 714

Willesden (AC)Edit

As of September 2017, Willesden garage operates 98, 260, 302, 460, 24-hour routes 6 and 52, and night route N98.

HistoryEdit

Opened in 1902, Willesden was used for major chassis overhauls before Chiswick Works opened in 1921. During World War II it was also used to provide major body overhauls. Prior to the war its allocation consisted mainly of STs and STLs whilst RTs and RTWs were the main allocation afterwards. Prototype AEC Routemaster RML3 was allocated to the garage in 1958, and then ran the first production Routemasters on route 8 in 1959. These moved on for trolleybus replacement later that year but Routemasters reappeared in 1965 to replace the RTWs. Improvements to the garage were made in 1975 to enlarge its capacity from 90 to 120 in order for the Stonebridge allocation to be moved in, although the talk of providing staff housing on the site never materialised and Stonebridge work did not move to Willesden, but to Westbourne Park. In 1994 Metroline became the first ex London Buses company to expand when it bought Atlas Bus & Coach, regaining route 52 which it had earlier lost under tendering although it continued to be operated from Harlesden until 1995.

On 5 December 1998, Metroline gained the operations of route 297.

On 28 June 2003, route 297 was transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 11 December 2010, route 460 was transferred to this garage from Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 21 January 2017, part of route 316 was temporarily transferred to this garage.

On 1 April 2017, the Willesden (AC) allocation for route 316 was transferred back to Cricklewood (W) garage.

Bus types in useEdit

  • BYD K8SR Electric 10.2m (BYD) for routes 98 and N98 
  • Volvo B5LH 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VWH) for route 52
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 6, 98, 302 and N98
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) for routes 98, 260 and 460  
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for route 52

Metroline West LimitedEdit

Metroline West Limited[7] operates four bus garages purchased from First London in June 2013.

Alperton (ON)Edit

As of September 2017, Alperton garage operates London bus routes 83, 223, 224, 483, 487 and night route N83. 

HistoryEdit

One of three garages built by the London Passenger Transport Board, and the only one to survive, Alperton Garage opened in June 1939, adjacent to the Piccadilly line tube station of the same name.

When it opened it had an allocation entirely of STLs which were reshuffled from Cricklewood, Hanwell, Harrow Weald and Willesden garages. As Alperton was a new garage and had plenty of headroom it was one of the few garages able to take utility Guy Arabs, and at one stage these made up its complete allocation and lasted until 1954 when they were replaced by STLs.

By 1972 with the arrival of numerous AEC Merlin and AEC Swift class single deck buses to operate the numerous one man operated services, and the further allocation of Daimler Fleetlines, parking space was becoming a problem. It therefore became necessary to park a dozen or so buses on nearby Glacier Metals' car park overnight. The garage was consequently enlarged between 1976–78, which encompassed the adjacent former Underground substation, and the LT Lifts and Escalators department which had to move out to new premises. During the reconstruction works, 18 vehicles were outstationed at Stonebridge (SE).

The last AEC Regent III RT buses were transferred out in 1975, and until the beginning of the 1980s, Alperton had an entirely AEC Routemaster and Daimler Fleetline allocation. The first MCW Metrobuses arrived in 1981, and gradually replaced the Daimler Fleetlines on all the one man operated routes, and would become the mainstay of the fleet for many years.

Following the September 1982 service reductions, all the remaining Routemasters were transferred to other garages, route 83 and 187 being one manned at the same time. Replacement Metrobuses were allocated to make up the allocation (mainly used vehicles from Edgware (EW), Hanwell (HL), and Fulwell (FW), making the garage all Metrobus.

By 1995, Alperton was doing most of the maintenance for the Centrewest operation and had also become the home of the training fleet.

On 6 August 2016, Route 245 was transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 10 September 2016, Metroline commenced operating route 483.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.6m (DEM) for route 223
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 224 and 487
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for route 83, 483 and N83

Greenford (G)Edit

As of September 2017, Greenford garage operates London bus routes 92, 95, 207, 282, 482, E6 and night route N207.

HistoryEdit

Greenford bus depot is part of a local council depot and was first used in 1993 as a midibus base. The opening of Greenford garage led to the closure of Hanwell, and in 1995 the garage was operating 110 midibuses. The standard fare of vehicles in the late 1990s were Wright bodied Renault midibuses, and Marshall minibuses but both types had a bad reputation and did not last long.

From late 2003 until 14 March 2009 Ealing Community Transport operated London Buses route 195 from the Greenford depot using garage code EY.

On 31 May 2014, routes E1, E3 and E10 were passed to Abellio London, London United and Tellings-Golden Miller respectively.

On 21 March 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 482.

On 28 May 2016, route E5, E7 and E9 passed to Abellio London.

On 11 June 2016, routes 195 and E6 was transferred to this garage from Hayes (HZ) and Perivale West (PA) garages respectively.

On 8 April 2017, the Hayes (HS) allocation for routes 207 and N207 were transferred from Hayes (HZ) garage to this garage.

On 15 April 2017, route 195 passed to Abellio London.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 95 and E6
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for routes 92, 282 and 482
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 207 and N207

Uxbridge (UX)Edit

As of September 2017, Uxbridge garage operates London bus routes 207, 331, 607, A10, U1, U2, U3, U4, U10, 24-hour route 222, weekend night route 114 and night route N207.

HistoryEdit

The original Uxbridge garage was around half a mile out of town on the Oxford Road and was built by the London General Omnibus Company in 1921, but passed to Thames Valley a year later before reverting in 1929 to work its new local routes which were operated mainly by single deckers. An extension was added in the late 1940s and a new garage was planned, although work didn't begin until the 1980s.

The new garage opened in late 1983 next to the underground station occupying the lower ground floor of a multi use building. In 1989 the garage began operating the U-Line network of local routes using 16 seater Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz midibuses (MAs) in an initiative by London Transport. The growth of use of the U-Line services over the years since 1989 has meant that larger buses have been put into service on these routes. The garage also operated the busy 207. In 1994, the garage was allocated some of London's first low-floor single deckers, Wright bodied Dennis Lance SLFs with Centrewest branding for the then operated route 222.

On 20 August 2016, routes U4 and U5 was transferred from this garage to Hayes (HZ) garage.

On 3 September 2016, Metroline commenced operating route 114.

On 11 February 2017, route U4 was transferred from Hayes (HZ) garage to this garage.

On 12 February 2017, part of route 207's allocation and most of N207's allocation were transferred from Hayes (HZ) garage to garage.

On 16 September 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 222.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes A10, U1, U2 and U3
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for routes 331, A10 and U10
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for route 207, 607, U4 and N207
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 10.8m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEL) for routes U2 and U3
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 114, 207, 222 and N207
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) for routes U3 and U4
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (VW) for route 607

Willesden Junction (WJ)Edit

As of September 2017, Willesden Junction garage operates London bus routes 18, 187, 206, 226, 228, 24-hour route 295 and night route N18.

HistoryEdit

On 31 October 2015, Metroline commenced operating route 295.

On 3 September 2016, part of the allocation for route N18 was transferred to Harrow Weald (HD) garage.

London United will take over the operations of routes 18 and N18 from 11 November 2017.

Bus types in useEdit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 187, 206, 226 and 228
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for route 206
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for route 295
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 18 and N18

Former GaragesEdit

Hayes (HZ) Edit

History Edit

On 11 June 2016, route 195 was transferred from this garage to Greenford (G) garage.

On 20 August 2016, routes U4 and U5 was transferred to this garage from Uxbridge (UX) garage.

On 11 February 2017, route U4 was transferred from this garage to Uxbridge (UX) garage.

On 12 February 2017, part of route 207's allocation and most of route N207's was transferred from this garage to Uxbridge (UX) garage.

On 8 April 2017, route 427 passed to Abellio London. At the same time,the Hayes (HS) allocation for routes 207 and N207 were transferred from this garage to Greenford (G) garage.

On 29 April 2017, Hayes was announced closed and route U5 passed to Abellio London.

North Wembley (NW) Edit

History Edit

North Wembley was opened as a midibus base in 1994, and in latter years buses have been gradually been getting longer, although still single deck. North Wembley had no maintenance facilities, and therefore all maintenance was carried out by Harrow Weald.

On 4 September 1999, route 187 passed to London Traveller.

On 9 September 1999, route 79 was transferred to garage from North Acton (NA) garage.

On 24 November 2001, route 79 passed to First London.

On 31 August 2002, routes 288 and 305 were transferred to garage from Edgware (EW) garage. At the same time, route 204 was transferred from this garage to Edgware (EW) garage.

On 4 September 2004, routes 251 and 303 were transferred to garage from Edgware (EW) garage.

On 29 April 2006, route 90 was transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) garage.

On 2 September 2006, routes 288, 303 and 305 passed to Arriva The Shires.

On 28 June 2008, route 245 passed to First London.

On 30 May 2009, North Wembley was announced closed. At the same time, routes 206 and 232 were transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) garage and route 251 was transferred from this garage to Cricklewood (W) garage.

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