Day of celebration to mark bus route's centenary

Day of celebration to mark bus route's centenary

Day of celebration to mark bus route's centenary

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There will be a day of celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of a bus services between Watford Junction and Kilburn Park Station on Sunday, March 30.

The London bus route 142 has run continuously between the Junction and Kilburn, and in later years Brent Cross, for a century having been started by the London General Omnibus Company in March 1914.

During the day of celebration free additional services will run using vintage and classic London buses over the 142 and 158 (Watford-Harrow) routes together with services over the old London Transport "green" routes 302, 306, 311, 345, 346, 346D School Special and 347.

Services will operate at frequent intervals from 10.03am until 5.17pm.

This event is organised by the Amersham & District Motorbus Society in conjunction with Transport for London and Arriva the Shires.

Programmes giving full details and timetables are available for £6.50 (£7 on the day at Watford Junction) from Peter Cartwright, 54 Guinions Road, High Wycombe HP13 7NX  (cheques payable to Amersham & District Motorbus Society) or visit www.amershammotorbussociety.co.uk.

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9:22am Mon 24 Mar 14

Mike Ribble says...

I'm not sure it's true to say that the route has 'run continuously' because there was a significant interruption between 5 May and 20 June 1958 when virtually all London bus services were halted by a strike by 50,000 workers. Happy days!
I'm not sure it's true to say that the route has 'run continuously' because there was a significant interruption between 5 May and 20 June 1958 when virtually all London bus services were halted by a strike by 50,000 workers. Happy days! Mike Ribble
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11:58pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Andrew1963 says...

Will the 302 run an RT up Oxhey Avenue to Watford Heath?
Will the 302 run an RT up Oxhey Avenue to Watford Heath? Andrew1963
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