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Metroline is a bus company operating services in Greater London. It is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro and operates services under contract toTransport for London. Operations are split between two registered companies, Metroline Travel Limited and Metroline West Limited.

Metroline Travel Edit

Metroline Travel Limited operates nine bus garages.

Brentford (AH) Edit

Brentford garage operates London bus routes 117, 190209, 235237E2 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

Cricklewood garage operates London bus routes 1632112143210232316324, 332, C11, school routes 632 and 643, 24-hour route 189, 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.

Metroline will take over the operation of route 266 from 29 July 2017.

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 route 210, to be introduced on route 266 from 29 July 2017
  • 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

Edgware garage operates routes 107113186204 and 240, school route 606, and night routes N5N98 and N113.

History Edit

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 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. Edgware is currently renting out half a garage to London Sovereign (BT).

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 and N113

Harrow Weald (HD) Edit

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

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • 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

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.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for routes 4, 17, 43, 134, 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) to be introduced on route 17 from July 2017 and route 4 from 30 September 2017
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m & 10.6m / Plaxton President (VP/VPL) for routes 4, 17 and 43
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 43, 134, 143, 271, W7, N5, N20, N91 and N113

King's Cross (KC) Edit

The King's Cross garage operates routes 46274 and 24-hour route 214.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • 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
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) to be introduced on route 274 from 23 June 2018

Perivale East (PV)Edit

Perivale East garage operates London bus routes 779 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 use Edit

  • 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

Perivale West garage operates London bus routes 90120, 395, 24-hour routes 105 and 297 and school route 611.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 395 
  • Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer (DP) as a meal relief bus
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (DP) as logistical spares
  • 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, to be introduced on route 90 from 2 September 2017

Potters Bar (PB) Edit

Potters Bar garage operates London bus routes 125, 134 (the daytime service only), 234263, 382384, 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.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • 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

Willesden garage operates 98260302, 460, 24-hour routes 6 and 52, and night route N98.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • 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, 260, 302 and N98
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) for routes 98 and 460  
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for route 52

Metroline West Edit

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

Alperton (ON) Edit

Alperton garage operates London bus routes 83, 223224, 483487 and night route N83.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.6m (DEM) for route 223
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 224 and 487
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 10.8m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEL) to be introduced on route 487 from 2017
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for route 83, 483 and N83

Greenford (G) Edit

Greenford garage operates London bus routes 9295207, 282, 482 and E6.

History Edit

On 31 May 2014, routes E1, E3 and E10 were passed to Abellio LondonLondon 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, route 207 was transferred from Hayes (HZ) garage to this garage.

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

Bus types in use Edit

  • 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 route 207


Uxbridge (UX) Edit

Uxbridge garage operates London bus routes 331607A10U1U2U3, U4, U10, weekend night route 114 and night route N207.

History Edit

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, route N207 was transferred from Hayes (HZ) garage to garage.

Metroline will takeover the operations of route 222 from 16 September 2017.

Bus types in use Edit

  • 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 and U10
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for route 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 and N207, to be introduced on route 222 from 16 September 2017
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) for routes U3 and U4
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (VW) for routes 607 and N207

Willesden Junction (WJ) Edit

Willesden Junction garage operates London bus routes 18187206226, 228, 24-hour route 295 and night route N18.

History Edit

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 use Edit

  • 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, route N207 was transferred from this garage to Uxbridge (UX) garage.

On 8 April 2017, route 427 passed to Abellio London and route 207 was transferred from this garage to Greenford (G) garage.

On 29 April 2017, Hayes was announced closed.  At the same time, route U5 passed to Abellio London.


North Wembley (NW)Edit

HistoryEdit

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.

FleetEdit

External linksEdit

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