This is the long-awaited set of London timetables – split into two volumes.
These books include;
- Timetables for all services on the London Tube Map plus River Bus and Airport connections
- Timetables for All Transport for London services and selected non-TfL Services that appear on the London Bus Routes website
- Timetables for all bus services that operate in Potters Bar (Hertfordshire)
- Timetables for all bus services that operate in Waltham Cross (has a TfL Bus Station but actually in Hertfordshire!) and Waltham Abbey (Essex)
- Timetables for the GreenLine services (724 and X26 appears in both general timetables and Green Line sections) and summaries of National Express services from London to it’s four airports that they cover
Book 1 – a four in one A4
Book 1 (Purple Cover to emulate the former Underground Guide from LT ?) which includes almost everything, and I will explain a bit more. This essentially combines four books into one; the former Tube Times guide (including expanded details of Northern City and Thameslink connections), Airport Connections to London’s Airports, what’s left of the Green Line network (including Oxford coaches as these fulfil links in London like Hillingdon-Victoria), and a full Index To Places Served for all forms of Public Transport in and to/from London. To make the most of the current Lulu pricing structure (i.e. A5 and A4 pages the same cost!!!), this is why these books are A4 pages but two A5 pages to one A4 sheet. I would welcome feedback on this – I know the portability of A5 books is much better BUT this would nearly double the number of volumes required (thus cost) to get the job done! There are a couple of single page timetables, which have been added full size.
Section 1 (Tube Times) contains an index facilities to the stations on the Tube Map, Fares in Brief, Out of Station Interchanges (OSI), Scheduled Track and Service Closures, Docklands Light Railway Map, Frequencies and Timetables, Emirates AirLine information, Overground Maps and Timetables, GTR timetables for services formerly on the Tube Map (former Northern Line Moorgate-Finsbury Park-WGC/Hertford North, and Thameslink across London includes Luton Airport-Parkway Station shuttle bus times) , River Buses and Woolwich Ferry information, Trams map and timetables, Tube First/Last in most cases with details of frequencies and details of last tube connections for most (train by train on Amersham/Chesham and Watford branch of Metropolitan Line) and more information. See end of this article re the Updates, Tube Map and London Connectioons map. See Section 3 for Airport Connections section.
Section 2 (Green Line and Oxford Coach Connections) includes Green Line map (last updated in 2016 but still retained for reference) and;
Green Line; 702/703
(Harlow-Hertford-Hatfield-Watford-Heathrow Airport), 755/757 (Luton-Luton
Airport-Bricket Wood-Victoria), 758/759/748/749 (Hemel
Oxford Connections; AirLine LHR/OXF (Oxford-Heathrow), Oxford Tube (Victoria-Notting Hill-Hillingdon-Oxford) and X90 (Victoria-Baker Street-Hillingdon-Oxford).
Section 3 (Airport Connections) is expanded from the brief information contained in the last Tube Times, and also includes details of National Express services A1/A2 (Luton Airport-Victoria/Paddington), A4 and other services (Heathrow-Victoria), A6/A6N/A7/A8/A9 (various points to Stanstead Airport), EasyBus (Fulham/West Brompton-Gatwick Airport), plus Greater Anglia services from London to Southend Airport and Stansted Airport. Remember you can find Thameslink for Gatwick Airport as well as Luton Airport in Section 1.
Section 4 (Index To Places Served) is split into
Index 1 – Places Served by Local Bus, Trams, Tube etc
Index 2 – Places Served by Train directly from London
Index 3 – Places Served by Coach
Index 4 – Places Served by Commuter Coach
After Section 4 you can also find a new feature, From The Archives. This takes a peek back in time to the Underground Guide of October 1966 – 53 years ago – to have a look back in time. (In Book 2 there’s a look back to 1964 and bus route 18). After that, Bus Fares/Bus Passes and Local Bus Service Timetables can be found in Book 2.
Book 2 – Bus “Red Book” A4
To make the most of the current Lulu pricing structure (i.e. A5 and A4 pages the same cost!!!), this is why these books are A4 pages but two A5 pages to one A4 sheet. I would welcome feedback on this – I know the portability of A5 books is much better BUT this would nearly double the number of volumes required (thus cost) to get the job done! There are a couple of single page timetables, which have been added full size. On the back cover you will find a bus map of Central London main bus routes, but a full map can be had from Quickmap (who no longer sell direct) or Mike Harris ( www.busmap.co.uk ) for a few pounds. TfL no longer produce their own bus maps other than Spider-style maps.
This is the first book sold to the public in five decades with every London bus service – and a little more – within one cover (the Index to Places Served – over 350 pages – is in Book 1). It wasn’t intentional I can assure you, but could we say that Red Books Are Back? (Sadly I can’t afford to sell this for five shillings i.e. 25p!) If you need a clue what I mean, see the From The Archives section from the back of the book. Red Books were largely staff only, BUT for a few of years, they were sold to the public.
When I got from 1 to 969 I started adding lettered services too, and looking showed still bags of space! Added A10-C11 then more space… eventually had all except night… did a count and I still had room for Night Buses! So 1-X442 in one cover, with space for buses in Potters Bar (Metroline with what had the only Central Area – pre-privatisation – bus garage in Herts as opposed to Greater London) and Waltham Cross/Waltham, Abbey (TfL Bus Station in the ‘Cross despite being in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire!)
The non-TfL Services that are covered on LondonBusRoutes.net are; 3 (Uxbridge), 7 (Heathrow), 8 (Watford), 8/9 (Heathrow), 10/11 (Heathrow), 21 (Epsom), 32 (Redhill), 66/66A (Waltham Cross), 84 (Barnet), 101/102 and 105 (Uxbridge), 242 (Waltham Cross), 269 (Brentwood), 305 (Poyle), 306 (Borehamwood), 318 (Epsom), 357 (Reigate), 398 (Borehamwood), 400 (Caterham), 408 (Epsom), 409 (Caterham), 420 (Sutton), 429 (Dartford), 431 (Orpington), 442 (Heathrow), 458 (Kingston), 460 (Epsom), 461 (Kingston), 476 (Orpington), 477 (Orpington), 479 (Epsom), 505 (Chingford), 513 (Kingston), 514/515 (Kingston), 555 (Heathrow), 575 (Romford), 580 (Uxbridge), 581 (Uxbridge), 583 (Uxbridge), 610/611 (Enfield), 614/644 (Queensbury), 617 and 619 (Banstead – on website these are shown under 318 but separate timetables so other pages here), 668 (North Cheam), 715 (Kingston), 724 (Heathrow – also in Green Line section, 812 (Islington), 820 (Sutton), 866 (Couldson), 868 (West Ewell), E16 (Epsom), R1/R2 (Harefield), R17 (Hatch End), X80 (Bluewater), X442 (Heathrow).
The Potters Bar added services on top of this (in the main timetable section) are; 303 (Oaklands), 305 (St Albans), 951 (Thorpe Park Express), DY2 (School Bus Service open to children only, but including cash fares so it is included here only), PB1 (Potters Bar).
The Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey added services on top of this (in the main timetable section) are; 13 (Epping), 86 (Harlow), 211 and 212 (Waltham Abbey), 251 (Hammond Street), 310 (Herford) and 410 (Harlow).
Towards the end of Book 2 you will find From The Archives, which takes a look back in time and compares Service 18 (now Euston-Sudbury with double deckers) versus the service in 1964, 55 Years Ago.
Book 1 went off for proofing Wednesday 16th October 2019, containing all the information right up to 22nd September 2019. Download copies can be bought now, and postal pre-orders can be done now too – Lulu online sales will be from the date the book proof arrives, estimated w/c 28th October 2019.
Book 2 is ready now. Sadly for reasons on the size, the 22nd September 2019 proof came back with most of the pages blank, and the complete guide was not received until 17th October 2019. As a number of changes have occurred, this supplement contains all the relevant new, forthcoming and replacement timetable pages, up to and including the 26/55/388 changes on Saturday 12th October 2019. You can find a map about the changes to these three services on Page 7. Other updates include changes to services continuing around Hammersmith and Fulham following the temporary closure of Hammersmith Bridge.
Maps and Book 2 Update – Please forward your Lulu order confirmation (for either or both books) to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a hard copy of the Supplement together with the London Underground and London Connections Map.
If you prefer, you can also download the Supplement to Book 2 at http://scotbus.com/Updates%20And%20Supplements/London%20Book%202%20Supplement%201%2018th%20October%202019.pdf .
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