London Buses route 226
is a Transport for London
contracted bus route in London
, United Kingdom
. The service is currently contracted to First Centrewest
When the 226 began in the early 1950s it was very different from the way it is today. It was a very short route, running from Golders Green
to CricklewoodAsh Grove
pretty much via its present route. busesatwork.co.uk
in 1953, it was extended to Willesden Junction
and Park Royal Stadium
(Monday - Saturdays peak hours), via Willesden
. The Willesden Junction & Harlesden Jubilee Clock
section was discontinued in 1971.
The Route was extended to Burnt Oak
in 1984 via Alperton
, North Wembley
, Preston Manor
and Grahame Park
The Burnt Oak and Park Royal section was withdrawn in 1990,and replaced by new routes 224
(between Park Royal & North Wembley) and 204
(between Wembley and Burnt Oak).
It extended again in 1992, to Alperton (Sunday evenings) and Wembley Brent Town Hall
(Sundays except evenings). This was extension was withdrawn in 1995.
In 2001, Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Marshall Capital (DMLs) were introduced to convert it low floor.
In 2004, the route was extended in the Park Royal area from Asda to First Central Business Park and the allocation was transferred to Willesden... Read More