Harrow Weald route 136
Monday 7 August 2006
The 40th anniversary of the introduction of Harrow Weald RF
in 1966 was marked by a
mini-running day on 7 August 2006 over the route,
operated by RFs. Photos of the route in the 1960s are
and of the event are here
The 136 was significant as it was the first all-new suburban
one-man operated route to be introduced in London, following the
conversion of a number of existing routes from 1964. The
lower costs of operation meant that the route was a success, and it
formed a precursor to the major upheavals of the Reshaping Plan
This section of the site gives details
of the 136 and a timetable
of the services.
RF421 pauses at Harrow
Weald Garage, 17 July 1968. There were gaps in the single-bus
service on the 136 for meal breaks.
Alongside is RLH57,
less than a year before the RLHs (and the 230) would be just a
memory at HD.
Photo: Peter Gomm
the Red-RF Home Page