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Route 32
26 May 2009

The 32 in northwest London is the number for the former southern end of route 142, previously Watford to Kilburn Park, which was split at Edgware in 1970. (The 142 was soon re-extended to provide a link into the new Brent Cross shopping centre from the Burnt Oak/Colindale areas.)

Following operation by Edgware garage and a period of single deckers in the shape of Northern Counties bodied Dennis Lances, the route 32 has now settled down at Cricklewood using a mixture of Tridents, mostly cast-offs from route 16! Here TA66 (T61 KLD), the first of a batch of 9.9m Tridents, and indeed the first of the class for Metroline, is seen opposite its home garage during 2002, complete with the photographer’s daughter having just finished her shift driving the bus!

Photo © Roger Logan.

Cricklewood garage received a large number of new Trident/Enviro400s during 2007-2008, though some have since left again. These put in frequent apperances on the 32, and so we have TE896 (LK08 NVM) on the Cricklewood Broadway section of Edgware Road (which follows the line of the Roman Watling Street) on Monday 17 November 2008.

Photo © David Bosher.

See also routes 142, 16

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