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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 to Transport for London. Operations are split between two registered companies, Metroline Travel Limited and Metroline West Limited.

Metroline Travel

Metroline Travel Limited operates nine bus garages.

Brentford (AH)

Brentford garage operates London bus routes 117, 190209, 235237E2 and E8, and school route 609.

History

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 recommenced operating route 117.

On 7 January 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 235.

Bus types in use

  • 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 10.9m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEL) for route 235
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 190, 237, E2 and E8

Cricklewood (W)

Cricklewood garage operates London bus routes 16112143, 168, 210232268, 316324, 332, C11, H2, H3, school routes 631, 632 and 643, 24-hour routes 189 and 266, and night route N16.

History

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 East (PV) garage.

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

On 4 September 2004, route 268 was transferred from this garage to Perivale East (PV) 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 recommenced 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 recommenced operating route 266.

On 9 June 2018, Metroline recommenced operating routes 268, 631, H2 and H3.

On 1 September 2018, route 32 was transferred from this garage to Edgware (EW) garage.

On 13 October 2018, Route 168 was transferred back to this garage from Holloway (HT) garage.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes 143, 232, 268, 316, 324 and C11
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for route 112
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for routes 210, 266, 632 and 643
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.1m & 10.2m (TEH) for routes 266 and N16
  • Alexander Dennis E40H 10.4m / Enviro 400 MMC (TEH) for route 332
  • Dennis Trident 9.9m / Alexander ALX400 (TA) as logistical spares
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 16, 168 and 189   
  • Optare Solo SR 7.8m (OS) for routes 631, H2 and H3

Edgware (EW)

Edgware garage operates routes 32, 107113 and 240, school route 606, and night route N113.

History

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.

On 11 November 2017, the Edgware (EW) allocation for route N98 was transferred from this garage to Harrow Weald (HD) garage.

On 1 September 2018, route 186 was transferred from this garage to Harrow Weald (HD) garage and route 32 was transferred from Cricklewood (W) garage to this garage. The Edgware (EW) allocation for route N5 was transferred to Harrow Weald (HD) garage at the same time.

On 13 October 2018, route 204 was transferred from this garage to Alperton (ON) garage.

Metroline will takeover the operation of route 292 from 8 December 2018.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for routes 107, 240 and 606, to be introduced on route 292 from 8 December 2018
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H 10.1m & 10.2m (TEH) for routes 32, 113 and N113
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) for routes 113 and N113

Harrow Weald (HD)

Harrow Weald garage operates routes 182, 186, 24-hour route 140, school route 640, and Night routes N5 and N98.

History

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.

On 11 November 2017, route N18 passed to London United and the Edgware (EW) allocation for route N98 was transferred from Edgware (EW) garage to this garage.

On 1 September 2018, route H12 passed to London Sovereign and route 186 was transferred from Edgware (EW) garage to this garage. The Edgware (EW) allocation for route N5 was transferred to this garage at the same time.

Bus types in use

  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 140, 182, N5 and N98 
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Plaxton President (VP) as a logistical spare
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 186 and 640 

Holloway (HT)

Holloway garage operates London bus routes 4, 17, 46, 91, 134 (night service only on this 24-hour route), 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

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.

On 23 June 2018, route 46 was transferred from King’s Cross (KC) garage to this garage.

On 13 October 2018, route 168 was transferred back to Cricklewood (W) garage from this garage.

Route 603 will pass to Sullivan Buses from 12 January 2019.

Metroline will take over the operation of route 393 from 23 March 2019.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 46
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for routes 43, 143, 271 and 603
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 9.7m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEM) to be introduced on route 393 from 23 March 2019
  • BYD 10.9m / Enviro 400 City to be introduced on route 43 from May 2019
  • BYD D9UR 10.9m / Enviro 200 EV (BEL) for route 46
  • New Routemaster 10.6m (ST) for route 91 
  • New Routemaster 11.3m (LT) for routes 24 and 390
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) to be introduced on route 43 from 2 February 2019
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 4 and 17
  • Volvo B7TL 10.6m / Plaxton President (VPL) for route 43
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 43, 134, W7, N5, N20, and N91
  • Yutong E10 electric 10.8m (YT) for route 46

King's Cross (KC)

The King's Cross garage operates routes 30274 and 24-hour route 214.

History

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

On 23 June 2018, Metroline commenced operating route 30 and route 46 was transferred from this garage to Holloway (HT) garage.

Route 214 will pass to London General from 17 August 2019.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 214
  • Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Alexander Dennis Pointer (DLD) for route 214
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) for routes 30 and 274

Perivale East (PV)

Perivale East garage operates London bus routes 779 and 245.

History

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 Stagecoach 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 and route 70 passed to First London. Route 79 was transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage at the same time.

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

On 28 April 2018, part of route 7's allocation and route N7 were transferred from this garage to Perivale West (PA) garage.

Route 79 will pass to London Sovereign from 24 November 2018.

Bus types in use

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

Perivale West (PA)

Perivale West garage operates London bus routes 7, 31, 90120, 395, 24-hour route 297, night routes N7 and N31 and school route 611.

History

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.

On 28 April 2018, Metroline commenced operating routes 31 and N31. At the same time, part of route 7's alloacation and N7 were transferred from Perivale East (PV) garage to this garage.

On 30 June 2018, route 105 passed to London United.

Bus types in use

  • 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 B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) to be introduced on route 90 from April 2019
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 7, 120, 297 and N7
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for routes 31, 90, 297 and N31

Potters Bar (PB)

Potters Bar garage operates London bus routes 125, 134 (the daytime service only), 231, 234263, 382384, 491, W8, school route 634, weekend night routes 34 and 307 and night routes N20 and N91.

History

On 4 March 2000, Metroline commenced operating route W9.

On 2 February 2002, Metroline commenced operating route 263.

On 26 July 2003, route 383 passed to Sullivan Buses and Metroline commenced operating route W8.

On 27 March 2004, route 317 passed to Arriva London.

On 22 December 2007, route 634 passed to Arriva London.

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 and 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 and Route 82 was withdrawn at the same time.

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

On 15 July 2017, Metroline commenced operating route 382.

On 2 June 2018, Metroline commenced operating route 491.

On 9 June 2018, Metroline recommenced operating route 231.

Metroline will take over the operation of route 317 from 30 March 2019.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 9.6m (DEM) for routes 234, 382 and 384
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 491
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for routes 134, 231, 263, 307, 634, W8, N20 and N91
  • Optare Metrodecker EV 11.1m to be introduced on route 134 from August 2019 
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) to be introduced on route 134 from 2 February 2019 and route 317 from 30 March 2019
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 34 and 125

Willesden (AC)

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

History

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

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

Metroline West

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

Alperton (ON)

Alperton garage operates London bus routes 83, 204, 483487 and night route N83.

History

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

On 10 September 2016, Metroline commenced operating routes 483 and N83.

On 13 October 2018, routes 223 and 224 passed to London United. At the same time, route 204 was transferred from Edgware (EW) garage.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for route 487
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m & 10.2m (TE) for route 204
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) for route 83, 483 and N83

Greenford (G)

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

History

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, 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.

On 28 June 2017, the Greenford (G) allocation for route N207 was withdrawn.

Route 207 will pass to Abellio London from 6 April 2019.

Bus types in use

  • 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)

Uxbridge garage operates London bus routes 207, 331607A10U1U2U3, U4, U10, 24-hour route 222, weekend night route 114 and night route N207.

History

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.

Route N207 will pass to Abellio London from 6 April 2019.

Bus types in use

  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.2m (DE) for routes A10, U1, U2, U3 and U10
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m (DEL) for routes 331 and A10
  • Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 10.1m (TE) for route 207, 607, U4 and N207
  • Alexander Dennis E20D 10.9m / Enviro 200 MMC (DEL) for routes U2 and U3
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / MCV EvoSeti (VMH) to be introduced on route 607 from 6 April 2019
  • Volvo B5LH 10.5m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 (VWH) for routes 114, 207, 222 and N207
  • Volvo B7TL 10.1m / Wright Eclipse Gemini (VW) for route 607
  • Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 (VW) as logistical spares

Willesden Junction (WJ)

Willesden Junction garage operates London bus routes 187206226, 228, 24-hour route 295.

History

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.

On 11 November 2017, routes 18 and N18 passed to London United.

Route 228 will pass to Tower Transit from 19 January 2019.

Bus types in use

  • 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

Former Garages

Hayes (HZ)

History

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)

History

North Wembley was opened as a midibus base in 1994, and in later 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 this 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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