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London Buses route H17 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Harrow and Wembley Central, it is operated by London Sovereign.

HistoryEdit

Route H17 commenced operating on 2 September 1989 between Harrow Bus Station and Sudbury Vale Farm Sports Centre via Harrow School - Sudbury Hill - Greenford Road - Whitton Avenue East - Bridgewater Road - Harrow Road - Watford Road as a Monday to Saturday service. the route was initially operated by R & I tours from their Park Royal (RI) garage using Lex Maxeta bodied Bedford YMQSs.

On 16 February 1991, the route passed to Sovereign London operating from their Harrow (SO) garage using Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds.

On 4 September 1999, the route was retained by Sovereign London and was converted to low floor operation using 9.3m Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs. At the same time, an evening service and a Sunday service was introduced and the route was diverted at Sudbury via Harrow Road, Chaplin Road, Ealing Road, Montrose Avenue, to Wembley Central Station Grove.

In November 2001, the 9.3m Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by 10.2m Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 5 September 2011, the route was retained by London Sovereign using brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Darts.

Current routeEdit

Route H17 operates via these primary locations:

  • Harrow Bus Station
  • Harrow School
  • Clementine Churchill Hospital
  • Sudbury Hill Station for Sudbury Hill Harrow Station
  • Whitton Avenue East for Sudbury Town Station
  • Sudbury Golf Club
  • Wembley Central Montrose Cresent

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